The was the battle of the last two undefeated teams in B league!
During the offseason, Ryan and Frances left Skylife and took their talents to Deez Nauts after a 2 or 3 season stint with our team. This was a big loss for us. Frances has always been naturally athletic and highly competitive, but over the last few years, she’s learned how to cut, throw, and defend better. She’s no longer a raw talent. She’s whatever the opposite of raw is. A cooked talent? Well-done talent? Probably refined, but I’d like to think it’s one of the first two. Whatever you call it, I think we can all agree that she’s developed into one of the most dangerous players in the league.
Despite the loss, we weren’t going down without our own big pickups. About 1/3rd of our team is new. We picked up some great players, including co-captain Kyra. Kyra is good at everything. She can cut, throw, and despite being shorter than a lot of her matchups, she’s a deep threat (more on that later). Coincidentally, Kyra plays club with Deez Nauts, so both teams had intimate details of the other team’s players.
The game started with a Deez Nauts hold, followed by a break on a dropped pass turnover. 2-0 Nauts. Skylife fought back, tying the game at 2 each. Deez Nauts played zone almost the entire game. We stayed chilly until we were able to break the cup, and then exploited matchups for easy scores, including multiple scores to Mercury and Banshee. Dan and Keith operated as our primary handlers, and their experience helped us stay calm under the pressure of the zone. Skylife took half 8-6.
At the beginning of the second half, Deez Nauts broke us to cut our lead to 8-7, but that was the closest they would get. Skylife finished the game on a 7 to 3 run including a 50-yard flick from Dan to Kyra. With the win, Skylife moves to 4-0. It was a well-rounded team effort against a very good team, and we are hoping to play them again at the tournament!