headed into the final month of the spring season Tony’s drew a match-up with
Metro. It was first of the hot weather games on the home stretch of the
quarter was a back and forth battle with Tony’s getting on the board first on an
unsettled situation. Jee took a clearing pass from Mike Dufour at the midfield
line and found a cutting Singleton for the first goal of the game that made it
1-0 Tony’s. Metro came right back with a goal of their own on a fast break and
tied it up 1-1. Tony’s found the net again on a pass from Jee to Singleton on
crease to make it 2-1. As before metro rallied off the face-off and tied it up
at 2 with a quick rush to the goal. Ippolito made his season debut and came
down in the 1st with a split dodge and found the back of the net to
make it 3-2 at the end of the 1st quarter in favor of Tony’s.
quarter saw much of the same see-saw battle. Singleton opened up the quarter
with a quick face-off win and drive to the goal to make it 4-2 Tony’s. Metro
would answer back with a goal of their own after possessions by both teams to
make it 4-3. Ippolito caught a pass from Jee and put another one past the
goalie to bring the score to 5-3. Tony’s added on another tally as Mazzolini
found a cutting Mitchell for a wide open shot to make it 6-3. Metro gained the
ball after possessions from both teams and found a backdoor cut for a goal
making it 6-4. Working on the transition game, Daniels came down on a break to
find Linggo for a fast break goal to increase the lead to 7-4. Metro got a late
man-up goal to make it 7-5 going into the half in favor of Tony’s.
quarter would see Tony’s open their lead up as the defense played stellar and
got the ball back on the offensive side of the field with regularity. First
goal came from a deflected pass off Kozarsky to Jee who put it in past the metro
goalie to make it 8-5. Minutes later on a man-up opportunity Matt Shearer found
Singleton up top for a shot that hit bottom left corner to make it 9-5. Metro
got back on the board on the ensuing face-off to make it 9-6. Tony’s struck
back as Mazzolini found Jee for at 8 yd shot and a goal, making it 10-6. The
quarter ended with Tony’s up 10-6 heading into the 4th.
on the board first as back-up goalie Markeloff got beat on an open shot from the
crease to make it 10-6. As the period carried on Ippolito found a crease in the
defense and dodged past 3 defenders to make it 11-6. The rest of the period was
marked by Tony’s being man-down for the rest of the game up until about 2 min
left. Metro took advantage of numerous conduct penalties to get back in the
game getting as close as 11-8 before Tony’s pulled away for good. The defense
played solid and middies and attack helped to kill the multiple penalties. Matt
Shearer added an exclamation point with about a minute left putting in the 12th
goal of the game. Shearer finalized the score at 12-8 for a Tony’s victory.
middies led the way with their role in the transition game and their ability to
get open and get good shots on offense. Singleton led the way in scoring with a
game high 4 goals. Matt Ippolito came out with a bang in his Tony’s Tavern
debut racking up 3 goals of his own and at times slashing through the defense at
will. Rounding out the middie scoring was Matt Shearer with 1goal, 1assist and
Mitchell with 1 goal. The middies ran all day long and fought for groundballs
to help gain important possessions. Singleton and Stowe took the bulk load of
the face-offs and held their own all day gaining many possessions for Tony’s
throughout the game. Dufour, Glass, Hill, Ippolito, Mitchell, Nelms, Shearer,
Singleton, Stoker, Stowe each worked hard to help Tony’s get the win.
defense played tough in the teams most critical hour as they faced 5 min of
2-man down time in the 4th quarter. Cook, Daniels, Dufour, and
Gittings played stellar defense with Walton serving a conduct foul. Overall the
defense pressured the ball and through timely checks to force bad passes and
shots all day. Mike Shearer quarterbacked the defense on this day and came up
with some big saves during the 4th. Markeloff came in for some work
during the 4th quarter before the man-down stretch and gave up a few,
but had some nice saves. The defensive unit of Cook, Daniels, Dufour, Gittings,
Markeloff, and Shearer worked hard to preserve the lead in the 4th.
Tavern attack kept the team in position to win throughout the game. Jee led the
way with 2 goals and 3 assist, followed by Mazzolini with 2 assists and rounded
out by Linggo with 1 goal and Kozarsky with 1 assist. The attack helped the
offense with their feeding ability finding open middies all day with 6 assists.
Good riding by Kozarsky forced Metro into a lot of poor clearing attempts. Key
ground balls by Jee and Loveless helped kill penalties and secure the victory.
Mazzolini ate up a lot of clock throughout the game and drove the defense wild
trying to chase him down on his dodges. The unit of Jee, Kozarsky, Linggo,
Loveless and Mazzolini played hard and helped Tony’s secure their 6th
victory of the season.
On the 2nd
game of the double header weekend Tony’s Tavern faced longtime rival Metro. The
game looked to be a sloppy one from the beginning due to all the rain the week
before the field was muddy and scattered showers were in the forecast.
quarter started off an offensive stalemate where both teams struggled to find
any kind of offensive rhythm. Halfway through the quarter Tony’s took the lead
when Spriggs went on a power sweep to the right and found the back of the goal
to give Tony’s the 1-0 lead. More back and forth play ensued as the Tony’s
defense held strong led by Mike Shearer. With a minute left in the quarter
Tony’s would add another goal as Jee picked up the groundball and flipped it to
Matt Shearer who took a few steps and fired the ball top shelf past the goalie
to make it 2-0.
quarter saw defensive stands by both sides and lots of groundball battles.
Neither team was able to get open looks. Metro drew first blood in the 2nd
quarter on a man-up situation to make it 2-1. Spriggs helped stretch the lead
back to 2 when he split dodged and fired another shot to the back of the net to
make it 3-1. Tony’s Tavern took the 3-1 lead into the half.
came out in the 3rd trying to improve on the sloppy play and to
overcome sloppy field conditions. Both teams settled in for a game low scoring
game that would be a test of wills and hustle. Metro got in the scoring column
first on as a metro middie dodged and put a bounce shot in past Shearer to make
it 3-2. Tony’s answered as Spriggs found Stowe up top for the wide open shot.
Stowe put it away and gave Tony’s the 4-2 lead as the quarter ended.
out in the 4th quarter and put up another goal to make it 4-3.
Tony’s called a timeout to settle down and come up with a game plan. On the
next possession Matt Shearer found time and room and ripped net top right to
make it 5-3. After some back and forth play Spriggs got his 2nd
assist on the day when he found Jee on a backdoor cut to make it 6-3. That his
how the game would end with Tony’s fighting through to take away the close
played outstanding all day in poor conditions and came up with stop after stop.
Goalie Mike Shearer led the charge making 12 saves. He was assisted by the
talented defensive unit of Cook, Daniels, Gittings, Nowak, Walton, Wilkie; who
forced bad shots and passes all day. The defense stepped up at all the critical
times to help ensure the victory.
unit had another stellar day while being short players. Dexter Spriggs led the
team offense with 2 goals and 2 assists. Matt Shearer added 2 more goals and
Stowe added 1 more to give the middies 5 of Tony’s 6 goals on the day. The
midfield unit of Joel Hill, Glass, Mitchell, Nelms, Matt Shearer, Stoker, and
Stowe stayed strong all day fighting relentlessly for ground balls and playing
hardnosed defense. The key to the victory was the possessions that the midfield
secured for Tony’s. Hill and Stowe took the face-offs on the day and won key
possessions in crunch time to help secure the victory.
first game of their 2nd straight doubleheader weekend Tony’s Tavern
squared off against Northwest. Though Tony’s Tavern went into the game without
key players at all positions, they pulled together as a team and played good
Shearer was a man on a mission as the game started as he picked up the ground
ball off a face-off win by Stowe and weaved his way through 3 defenders for the
first goal of the game. On the next possession Matt found the back of the goal
again on a shot over the left shoulder of the goalie to make it 2-0. Dufour got
into the scoring column on the next possession off a pass from Kozarsky to make
it 3-0. After some back and forth play Jee got a pass from Kozarsky and iced it
to make it 4-0. The scoring in the first quarter ended with a pass from Jee to
Glass on a cut to make it 5-0 in favor of Tony’s.
quarter saw much of the same, but with longer possessions for both teams.
Kozarsky opened the scoring for Tony’s in the quarter as he dodged hard to the
cage and found net past the goalie to make it 6-0. Northwest fired back with a
goal of their own to make it 6-1. Jee notched his 2nd goal on the
day off a split dodge and shot that went 5 hole on the northwest goalie. This
made the game 7-1 in favor of Tony’s at the half.
quarter saw Tony’s working the ball around on offense for long possessions and
ball control. Kozarsky notched his 2nd of the game off a good pass
from Dufour to make it 8-1 Tony’s. The next tally for Northwest came after
Tony’s missed a shot and Northwest cleared the ball to the midfield. One of the
Northwest middies tried to feed the crease but, wound up deflecting it off his
man’s shoulder and into the cage past Mike Shearer for the 2nd
Northwest goal of the afternoon. Matt Shearer fired back on the next possession
and roll dodged his man to get free and fired another shot in to make it 9-2 and
notch his 3rd goal of the game. The 3rd ended with Tony’s
extended their lead in the 4th quarter first off a dodge from Jee who
found Matt Shearer backside crease for goal #4 on the day and the 10-2 lead.
Northwest took possession on the next face and scored on goalie Eric Markeloff
in his first action on the day. Markeloff would regain focus and shutdown the
northwest offense for the rest of the day. Tony’s notched another tally off a
killed penalty situation where Jee found a cutting Matt Shearer for his 3rd
assist and Shearer’s 5th goal on the day. Mtichell kept his scoring
streak alive when Nelms started a fast break and got the ball down to Mitchell
for a left handed shot past the goalie to make it 12-3. Stoker with a miracle
dodge through 3 guys found the net top left corner to make it 13-3. Tony’s
scored the final goal of the game off a feed from behind by Glass to Jee on the
crease for the easy goal to finish the scoring at 14-3. The game ended with a
minute left after a late illegal hit to the head by a northwest defenseman on
Constable. After a long exchange of words the refs ended the game with Tony’s
coming out on top.
midfielders ruled the day led by Matt Shearer and his 5 goals. Glass, Mitchell,
and Stoker all got goals in the victory. Glass and Nelms added 1 assist each to
round out the middie scoring on the day. The aggressiveness and gritty play by
the midfield unit helped gain possession and maintain ball control. The unit
of: Constable, Glass, Mitchell, Nelms, Shearer, Stoker, and Stowe played tough
all day long. The relentless fighting for ground balls and tough defense were a
vital part of Tony’s coming away with the victory. Brandon Stowe showed he
could shoulder the load and dominated at the face-off X all day long winning
around 85% of the face-offs on the day.
led by team captain Bobby Jee with 3 goals and 3 assists came together to hold
the ball to give Tony’s long possessions and rest for the defense and middies.
Veteran attackman Rene Kozarsky added 2 goals and 2 assists to help him creep up
in his career goal of 200 points. A new face to the attack unit was Brian
Dufour who filled in for injuries and players out of town. Dufour played big by
scoring a goal and getting a timely assist. In all, the attack unit combined
for 6 goals and 6 assists.
defense maintained their elite status in the league by allowing only 2 goals and
one goal off a deflected pass. The tough play by Cook, Daniels, Gittings,
Nowak, Wilkie and Brennan helped limit the good shots on goalie Mike Shearer.
Shearer played great again stopping shot after shot and clearing the ball well
all game long. Back-up goalie Markeloff got some time and after giving up a
goal, played stellar the rest of the game. Cook, Daniels, Gittings, and Wilkie
played shutdown close defense on northwest and forced them into bad shots and
bad passes. Brennan and Nowak took longstick middie duties on the day and
gained possession on a lot of face-offs.
win the record for the season stands at 7-0. Tony’s Tavern will suit up against
long-time rival Metro in the Sunday game of their double header weekend.
Tavern finished up their doubleheader weekend with a match up against conference
opponent Lonestar. If the first match-up of the year was any indicator of how
this game would go then we would be in store for a nail-biter. On an odd day
where we would see rain, sunshine, and wind both teams prepared for a good clean
started off with both teams coming out strong and ready to play. After a great
defensive stand by Tony’s Tavern the quick clearing of Mike Shearer got the team
on a break where Kozarsky got the ball to Matt Shearer at point to quickly
redirected the ball to Jee who got hit by the goalie, but was able to ice the
goal to make the score 1-0. Minutes later Tony’s would add to their lead with a
rebound off a shot by Mitchell that Dufour raked in past the goalie for his
first goal of the year and a 2-0 lead. As the first quarter came to close the
lead would remain 2-0.
quarter started off with a fast break by Daniels who found Kozarsky on a back
door cut for a quick dump to Jee curling around the crease for the goal and the
3-0 lead. After some great defense by both the long poles and the middies; the
team got on the board again after a quick face dodge by Jee past the Lonestar
defender for his 3rd goal of the day and the 4-0 lead for Tony’s.
Lonestar fired back with a goal on the next possession to make it 4-1 as the
half would see more scoring for Tony’s as they would pull away and put the game
out of reach. The first score of the 3rd quarter came off a dodge by
Jee past the Lonestar defender and quick pass to Kozarsky for a catch and shoot
for the goal and 5-1 lead. Tony’s used great face-offs by Stowe to have long
possessions in the 2nd half as they started working the ball around
for 3 minutes at a time to get the shots they wanted. Matt Shearer would get a
tally for Tony’s off a pass from Spriggs to make the score 6-1. Tony’s took a
6-1 lead into the 4th quarter where they would add on a few more to
put the game away.
Hill got on the board quickly in the 4th quarter off a pass from
Kozarsky to make the score 7-1. After another great face-off by Stowe, Spriggs
worked his man to get free to find a cutting Mitchell for a goal to push the
lead to 8-1. Lonestar regrouped and scored on their next possession to make it
an 8-2 game. After a few back and forth sessions, Spriggs would make his
distributing presence known again as he found Hill for another goal and a 9-2
lead. Spriggs would get his 4th assist on the day as he found
Kozarsky in front of the cage to make it 10-2 and put the game out of reach.
Tavern came together on offense and defense to play a great game on both sides
of the field. Mike Shearer had a great game in cage making stop after stop to
frustrate shooters all day. The attack and middies worked together to give
Tony’s Tavern long possessions that let the air out of the ball and allowed them
to maintain possession and control of the game.
midfield unit was led on the day by Spriggs (4 assists), Matt Shearer (1goal, 1
assist), Dufour (1 goal), and Mitchell (1 goal). The middies played great on
defense and offense as they fought hard to gain possession all day long and put
maximum effort into breaking out on clears to give Mike Shearer targets all day
long. The unit made up of Constable, Dufour, Glass, Mitchell, Matt Shearer,
Spriggs, Stoker, and Stowe. Brandon Stowe was a man on a mission as he took 95%
of the face-offs on the day and gave Tony’s possession after possession.
comprised of Hill, Jee, and Kozarsky helped tally 7 goals and 3 assists. The
attack got great opportunities all day from the great middie and long pole
transition game. They helped settle the ball and maintain long possessions to
keep the defense fresh. Jee led the attack with (3 goals, 1 assist), Kozarsky
added (2 goals, 2 assists), and Hill stepped into Mazzolini’s spot and put up 2
goals of his own.
defense played a great fundamental game behind Mike Shearer who was on fire
making save after save. The poles Daniels, Gittings, Nowak, Walton, and Wilkie
force bad shots and pressured the ball all day while playing good body position
defense against a talented lonestar team. Shearer finished the day with 11
saves and made some key one-on-one stops to secure the victory.
Tavern moves to 6-0 on the season and will look forward to another double header
weekend with Northwest and Metro.
Tavern faced-off with
for the 2nd time this season on a sunny St. Patrick’s day. Tony’s
Tavern helped relocate the game to its’ back-up field when Bayou City’s field
was flooded due to stormy conditions all week long.
was ready and willing to put up a good fight and make Tony’s Tavern earn their 5th
win of the season. The first goal of the game was put in by Jee off a great
look away pass by Stowe from up top. The quick goal made it 1-0 in favor of
Tony’s and gave Stowe his first assist of the year. Matt Shearer got on the
board after a face-off win by Justin Hill and increased the lead to 2-0. Jee
would put Tony’s ahead 3-0 when Mitchell found Jee on a backdoor for a goal,
which is how the 1st quarter ended at 3-0.
quarter saw Bayou
fight back as they scored a goal of their own to start off the quarter to make
it 3-1. Mitchell tallied the only goal in the 2nd for Tony’s off of
a Kozarsky pass to make it 4-1 at halftime.
quarter saw a back and forth battle where bad passes and dropped passes stalled
out the offenses for both teams. Tony’s managed 2 goals with the first coming
on a great break started by Mike Shearer’s clearing pass to Kozarsky who hit
Matt Shearer with a quick pass, which he redirected to Jee for a touch’em all
fast break and a 5-1 lead. Bayou City put a bounce shot past Shearer a few
minutes later to make it 5-2. The Scoring on the quarter ended with a quick
pass from Mitchell to Kozarsky for a behind the back rip to the top left corner
and a 6-2 lead. The quarter ended with the 6-2 score.
quarter saw only 2 scores one for each team. Issacson secured the face-off and
got the ball down to Mazzolini who found Jee across crease for a quick shot and
score to make it 7-2. Bayou fired back as they scored on a high bounce shot
past keeper Markeloff. The scoring and game ended on that tally which made it
7-3. Both teams played sloppy on the day, but Tony’s midfield and defensive
unit stepped up in a low scoring affair and put for forth the necessary effort
to come out with the victory.
middies played big on both ends of the field to help the team secure the 5th
victory of the season. Great defense and possession time was secured by
Constable, Dufour, Glass, Justin Hill, Issacson, Mitchell, Nelms, Matt Shearer,
Stoker, and Stowe. Matt Shearer added 1 goal and 1 assist, Stowe added 1
assist, while Mitchell had a career day with 1 goal and 2 assists to lead the
middie scoring. Issacson, Hill and Stowe carried the face-off duties on the day
and helped Tony’s dominate the face-off circle all afternoon.
unit spent the day riding hard and keeping the possessions long to give the
defense time to rest. The scoring from the attack unit was led by Jee with 3
goals, followed by Kozarsky with 2 goals and 1 assist, and Mazzolini adding 1
assist on the day.
defensive unit played strong again as the unit led by keeper Mike Shearer
showcased the great defensive skills of Cook, Daniels, Gittings, Nowak, and
Walton. The defense played hard all day and kept the
players in check throughout the game. The defense showed great skill in a low
scoring game and showed why they are among the best units in the league.
Back-up keeper Markeloff stepped in during the 4th quarter and ended
the day with 3 saves and 1 goal allowed.
Tavern moves to 5-0 and prepares for Lonestar on Sunday.
Tavern looked to extend their record to 4-0 as they faced off with Northwest on
Sunday. The game started off with a goal for Tony’s, but was just the beginning
of a see-saw battle that wouldn’t be determined until late in the 4th
quarter. At the end of the first quarter the score was 2-1 Tony’s. The 2nd
quarter saw much of the same sloppy passes by both teams and endless ground ball
wars for both sides. At the half the tally was 4-3 in favor of the Tavern.
teams grinded out the third quarter Tony’s increased its’ lead to 6-3 as the
quarter came to a close. Northwest fought back in the 4th quarter as
they scored 2 more goals, but not before Joel Hill and Mazzolini added scores to
put the game out of reach for good. Tony’s Tavern moved to a ball movement
offense that ate up valuable time off the clock on their way to the 8-5
victory. With the win Tony’s Tavern moved to 4-0 on the season.
played much of the 2nd half in man-down situations due to a variety
of penalties. The talented defensive unit held true to its’ form by killing
9/10 of the penalties they faced on the day to give them a 90% kill mark.
Goalie Mike Shearer led the talented group of long poles composed of: Cook,
Daniels, Gittings, Nowak, Walton, and Wilkie. They had their hands full most of
the day with penalty after penalty.
played a big part in the fight for the loose balls all day as they played tough
defense and helped Tony’s get possession time to help secure the lead. The
middie unit of: Dufour, Glass, Joel Hill, Justin Hill, Mitchell, Nelms, Matt
Shearer, Spriggs, and Stowe played big all day long. Big face-offs by Joel
Hill, Justin Hill and Stowe helped gain valuable possessions for the team all
unit had an off day, but did just enough to put up 3 goals and 3 assists to help
Tony’s secure the victory. Mazzolini led the way with 1 goal and 2 assists, Jee
tallied 2 goals and Kozarsky added 1 assist to round out the attack
Tavern moves to 4-0 and looks forward to a double header weekend in 2 weeks
where they will face
Tavern continued their winning ways with a victory over 1st year
team, Sam Houston
Saturday. Tony’s Tavern scored early and often and received an offensive
explosion from veteran attackman Rene Kozarsky in the first half. The game was
clean and was played well by both sides.
started the scoring barrage with a face-off win by Joel Hill and then a split
dodge for the first goal of the game to make it 1-0. Tony’s would lead the rest
of the game and never look back. The rest of the quarter belonged to Kozarsky
as he rattled off 5 goals in the opening period. Jee added another goal on a
fastbreak assist from Nathan Daniels to finish the quarter with Tony’s leading
quarter saw much of the same transition offense and good ball movement from
Tony’s Tavern. Kozarsky added 2 more goals to give him 7 for the half.
Additional goals were added by Joel Hill, Jee, and Mazzolini. The half ended
with Tony’s up 12-0.
half saw much of the same good ball movement and continued scoring output by
Tony’s tavern. Justin Hill added 5 goals in the 2nd half to cap off
a 6 point day. The high lights of the 2nd half were goals by
Constable and Stoker. The rest of the scoring on the day came from Joel Hill,
Jee, Mazzolini, and Mitchell. Sam did get on the board with a man-up goal in
the 4th quarter to make the final score 23-1.
played almost to perfection as Mike Shearer led the talented unit made up of
Cook, Daniels, Gittings, and Walton. Nowak and Wilkie came in and played well
at LSM and on man down.
ball battle was won by the hardnosed midfield unit. Tough play both ways by
Constable, Dufour, Glass, Joel Hill, Justin Hill, Mitchell, Matt Shearer,
Spriggs, Stoker, and Stowe allowed Tony’s to maintain ball control at all
times. The middies put in 11 goals and 9 assists on the day. Joel and Stowe
won the majority of the face-offs on the day.
unit pulled together to combine for 12 goals and 4 assists led by Kozarsky’s 7
goals in the first half. Jee, Kozarsky and Mazzolini played hard and moved the
ball around well all day.
to 3-0 on the season and will look to prepare for a March 4th
match-up with Northwest.
Tony's Tavern defeats Bayou City
February 11, 2007
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headed into the second game of the young GCLA season looking to find a groove
that they could start to build on for the season. Bayou City came out fired up
and looked to hand Tony’s their first loss. Bayou got on the board first on a
bounce shot that skipped past Mike shearer and led 1-0. Tony’s fired back as
Bobby Jee fought for a loose ball and got it to a wide open Rene Kozarsky for a
10 yd shot that found net inside the far pipe to tie the game up 1-1. After
some sloppy play by both teams Bayou City once again regained the lead by
scoring to make it 2-1 and that’s how the first quarter ended with Bayou leading
quarter opened up with bayou putting in another quick goal to make the score 3-1
and putting Tony’s in unfamiliar territory. Tony’s regrouped and came out
firing with a quick goal from Dexter Spriggs off a pass from Jee and quick pass
from Jeff Mazzolini to Matt Shearer on a backdoor cut for a quick stick goal to
tie it up at 3-3. Rene Kozarsky helped to add to the barrage as he scored a
man-up goal off a pass from Justin Hill to make it 4-3 as the half ended.
kept their motors running as the 2nd half began with a goal from Matt
Shearer to make the score 5-3. Jeff Mazzolini would add a goal minutes later on
man-up to give Tony’s the 6-3 lead. After some good defense from both sides
Tony’s added another notch when Blake stoker dumped the ball off to Jee for a
goal on a backdoor cut to make the score 7-3. John Mitchell got his first goal
as part of Tony’s off a shot rebound to make it 8-3. Mazzolini added one more
on a quick split dodge around his defender and put the ball in the cage to give
Tony’s the 9-3 lead as the quarter ended.
quarter showed the fatigue of both teams as both teams focused on the ground
ball wars. Tony’s did find some offense in some new faces though as Blake
Stoker picked up his first goal of the year on a rebound in front of the cage
and good pick from Kozarsky. Bayou got one last tally off back-up goalie Eric
Markeloff. Also, face-off man Brandon Stowe picked up a goal on a shot that
deflected off at least 3 people and then into the goal. With 2 seconds left on
man-up Spriggs picked up his 2nd goal on the day on a pass from
Mazzolini. When all the goals were counted Tony’s came away with a 12-4
of Jee, Kozarsky, and Mazzolini accounted for 5 goals and 4 assists. They were
led by Mazzolini’s 2 goals and 3 assists. The attack rode the clears well and
helped Tony’s have long possessions on offense.
midfield played a big role as always winning the ground ball war and coming up
with a lot of offense on the day. The middies accounted for 7 goals on the day
led by Shearer and Spriggs with 2 each. Mitchell, Stoker, and Stowe all added
tally’s to round out the goal scoring. The unit received great contributions on
offense and defense from: Constable, Dufour, Glass, Hill, Mitchell, Nelms, Matt
Shearer, Spriggs, Stoke, and Stowe. Hill and Stowe controlled the face-off X
most of the day.
defense led by Mike Shearer held the Bayou City offense to 3 first half goals
and held a 2nd half shutout until 5 min left in the game. Mike
Shearer made good saves on the day helped out by the great defense of Cook,
Daniels, and Walton. These three made it tough on the Bayou City attack with
great checks and good fundamental defense all afternoon. Longstick middies
Gittings and Nowak forced the Bayou City middies into bad shots and poor passes
Tavern looks to build on lessons learned from this victory and will take the
field again Sunday vs. Sam Houston State
Goals: Kozarsky - 2, Mazzolini - 2, Matt Shearer - 2, Spriggs - 2, Jee - 1,
Mitchell - 1, Stoker - 1, Stowe - 1
Assists: Mazzolini - 3, Jee - 1, Kozarsky - 1, Stoker - 1
Saves: Mike Shearer - 7, Markeloff - 1
Check of the game: Nathan Daniels
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came out and drew first blood about 3 minutes into the game and led the game
1-0. On the next possession Tony’s Tavern drew a penalty flag and the man-up
unit got its’ first opportunity of 2007. The unit was very good in 2006 and
that experience carried over in the first game as they scored 30 seconds into
the penalty to make it 1-1. Joel Hill one the next face-off and got the ball
down to the attack. Jeff Mazzolini and Bobby Jee worked a 2 man game and
Mazzolini found Jee for a quick shot to make it 2-1 in favor of Tony’s Tavern.
Near the end of the quarter Dexter Spriggs ran a quick sweep and scored on a
shot off-stick side to make the tally 3-1 Tony’s. That’s how the 1st
quarter ended with Tony’s leading 3-1.
quarter saw much of the same as both sides battled through the mud for lose
balls and possession. Tony’s Tavern added another tally when newcomer John
Mitchell found Mazzolini in front of the cage for a quick stick to make it 4-1
in favor of Tony’s. Lonestar answered back with a goal a few minutes later to
make it 4-2. With 4 minutes left in the half, Bobby Jee drew a slashing penalty
on a Lonestar to give the Man-up unit their second opportunity of the day.
After good ball movement, Mazzolini found Spriggs for a rocket that hit top
right corner. That goal made the score 5-2 going into the half.
quarter saw both teams slow down as the field conditions got worse. There was
much less emphasis on dodging and more focus was put on ball movement. Lonestar
drew first blood in the 3rd qtr. to come within 2 goals. Mazzolini
answered back on the next possession after he drove past his man and put the
ball bottom left corner to make it 6-3. Lonestar fired back getting another
goal from their midfield leaving the score 6-4 going into the 4th.
first possession of the 4th qtr. Lonestar worked the ball down the
field and put a shot past back-up goalie Markeloff. Starter Mike Shearer
returned to the game after a break and shutdown Lonestar the rest of the way,
making some incredible one-on-one saves. The offenses for both teams struggled
in the 4th as the field conditions got worse and most of the time
both sides fought to gain possession of the ball in the mud. When the final
whistle blew, Tony’s secured a 6-5 victory over a tough Lonestar team.
of Jee, Kozarsky, and Mazzolini came up with 3 goals and 2 assists on the day.
Their ability to hold the ball down the stretch helped secure the victory.
midfield was led in scoring by Spriggs with 2 goals and Matt Shearer with 1
goal. John Mitchell added an assist in his first game with Tony’s to round out
the team scoring. Tough defense and pursuit of the balls by Dufour, Glass, Joel
Hill, Justin Hill, Mitchell, Matt Shearer, Spriggs, Stoker, and Stowe. Joel
Hill and Brandon Stowe did an excellent job controlling the face-offs all day.
was led by Mike Shearer as he stopped tough shots all day. Shearer along with
defensemen: Cook, Daniels, Gittings, and Walton; forced the Lonestar offense
into tough shots all day. The defense will be tough all season long.
Tavern will look to add to their win total as they face Bayou City on Feb. 12th.
Tony's Tavern games for Jan 20-21
cancelled due to
January 17, 2006
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The 2007 Tony’s Tavern lacrosse kickoff weekend
was cancelled due to inclement weather in Dallas for the week and an uninviting
forecast for travel. The teams will try to reschedule the games in the
Preview 2007: Tony's
Tavern back to defend the title
December 26, 2006
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The 2007 Tony’s Tavern
lacrosse team season begins like none of the 7 that
preceded it: For the first time, Tony’s Tavern will
enter the season as the defending GCLA Champs.
Tony’s opens the 2007 season on the road against Coppell
Saturday (1/20) in the first of 13 regular-season
games. Tony’s Tavern is branching out more this year
adding 3 SWLA teams to the schedule. The opener will be
followed by a January 21 game against Southlake in the
2nd game of the opening weekend. The team kicks off its
GCLA schedule on 1/27 against Lonestar. Tony’s will
only have one showdown with longtime rival, Metro this
year on March 25th. Other non-area match-ups include an
April 14 game with New Orleans as well as a contest
against Alamolax. Tony’s Tavern looks to have a great
season as the team builds on their experience from last
year and the support from their fans.
Tony’s Tavern 2007 men's lacrosse, position by position
Starters returning – Bobby Jee (26-20-46), Jeff
Mazzolini (19-23-42), Rene Kozarsky (22-10-32). Lost –
Tim Leyden. Other returning attack – Justin Hill
(10-1-11) Newcomers - none
Outlook – The attack comes back for another year. In
2006 they were very well balanced as a unit with Bobby
Jee leading the way in scoring with 26 goals, Jeff
Mazzolini tallying 23 assists, and Rene Kozarsky with 22
goals. Jee will look to come back with another strong
offensive year as he led Tony’s Tavern in goals and
total points last season. 2006 was highlighted for Jee
by a 6-goal effort vs. Bayou City. Jeff Mazzolini joined
the team in 2006 and moved into the top feeder role as
he had 2 games with 4 assists each. Kozarsky will look
to bring balance to the attack as a scorer and feeder.
Kozarsky put in an astounding 7 goals while injured vs.
UTSA last season. The 2007 season looks to be one where
the chemistry built in 2006 should carry over and make
the attack unit stronger.
Middies Returning – Mikey Issacson (20-18-38), Matt
Shearer (19-7-26), Joel Hill (11-1-12), Jimmy Constable
(2-6-8), Tim Glass (4-1-5), Dexter Spriggs (1-0-1),
Blake Stoker (0-1-1), Chris Haefele (0-1-1). Middies
lost – Morgan Humphrey, David Kirton, Tom Laing, Joe
Wilt. Injured Reserve – Brian Cesarski, Jon Graf, and
Cory Perrin. Newcomers – Brian Dufour, John Mitchell,
Kyle Nelms, Brandon Stowe.
Outlook - With the main core of the midfield unit
returning and highly talented new comers to add extra
depth, Tony’s Tavern could have its best midfield unit
ever. It starts with face-offs where Joel Hill and Mikey
Issacson will look to get Tony’s off and running every
face-off this year and add to their point totals from
last year. Matt Shearer will look to continue his
leadership on the field as well as his big game scoring
as he put in 3 goals vs. Metro in the 2006 championship
game. Dexter Spriggs will join the team for a full
season this year and should be another deadly weapon on
offense with his great vision and scoring ability.
Jimmy Constable will look to continue his great wing
play and feeding from the midfield. Tim Glass, should
be back and healthy in 2007 to bring his great speed to
the transition game. Blake Stoker and Chris Haefele
will continue their team play and help on offense and
defense. Brian Dufour will return to the team after
year off and should contribute on offense and defense.
John Mitchell joins Tony’s Tavern to help bring another
skilled middie to the squad. A&M standouts Kyle Nelms
and Brandon Stowe join the team in 2007. Nelms known
mostly as a defensive middie will bring his tough
defense to Tony’s and show he is an offensive player as
well. Stowe will help solidify the face-offs and add
onto a highly talented middie group. Tony’s Tavern has
a great midfield unit with lots of talent and depth
which they will need to take full advantage of as they
face a 13 game schedule in 2007.
Returning – Colin Gittings. Lost – none. Newcomers –
Outlook – Colin Gittings and Ben Brennan should continue
to split time at the long stick midfield position. Both
have the ability to create transition along with the
ability to neutralize a team’s top scoring midfielder.
Brennan and Gittings speed will help Tony’s on the wings
Returning – Joel Hill, Mikey Issacson. Lost – none.
Newcomers – Brandon Stowe
Outlook – The combination of Hill and Issacson last year
helped Tony’s Tavern dominate the GCLA. They will both
return to bring a combination of power and technique.
Face-offs will be key this year as Tony’s Tavern takes
on 4 non-league opponents. Stowe will help solidify the
face-offs and keep all of them fresh.
Returning – Nathan Daniels, DD Davis, Cole Nowak, Matt
Walton. Lost – John Rose and Chris Jeans. Injured –
Chris Wilkie. Newcomers – Brad Cook.
Outlook – Tony’s Tavern returns the bulk of their
defense led by Nathan Daniels and Matt Walton. Joining
Daniels and Walton on defense is DD Davis and Cole
Nowak. Daniels and Walton will lead the way with great
position defense, checks and the ability to clear the
ball with their legs. Davis and Nowak will continue to
throw precise checks, get loose balls and keep the
crease clear in front of Mike Shearer. Joining this
highly talented defensive unit is Brad Cook. Brad is a
standout defender who comes to Tony’s Tavern after his
career at Georgetown. He throws great checks and plays
great position. Cook also, has the ability to clear the
ball on the ground or with his great passing. Cook,
Daniels, and Walton are expected to start and make a
major impact for the defensive unit this spring. Davis
will also, see time starting with his hard checks and
ability to clear the crease at any time..
Returning – Mike Shearer (63 saves, 12 GAA, .85 save
%). Lost – Roy Nichols Newcomers - Eric Markeloff
Outlook – Mike Shearer
will move from splitting time in 2006 to the starting
role for 2007. His quickness and great clearing ability
will help Tony’s Tavern continue to dominate between the
pipes along with a great transition game. He will look
to anchor the defense that posted 2 shutouts in 2006 and
killed 80% of the man-down opportunities. Newcomer -
Eric Markeloff will look to get some time in goal as
Shearer’s back-up. Markeloff will bring his experience
from A&M to Tony’s and looks to continue his role as the
team’s indoor goalie.
Tavern wrapped up the fall with a 15-3 victory over
Bayou City on a chilly day in December. Both teams
were out there working in some new players for the
upcoming spring season. Tony's got on the board
first with a goal from Matt Shearer. The next
possession, Dexter Spriggs put in his first goal for the
day. Tony's would never relinquish the lead and at
half time the score was Tony's Tavern 9-0. Mike
Shearer played great in the first half and shutout the
Bayou City Offense with help from defensemen Cook,
Daniels, Nowak, and Walton.
half saw much of the same from Tony's Tavern as the
offense kept scoring and the defense remained solid.
Bayou scored off the opening possession when an dropped
ball gave Bayou City a point blank shot. Tony's
answered back and won the 2nd half 6-3. Goalie
Eric Markeloff led the defense in the 2nd half and
played solid in cage. The top goal
scorers on the day were Matt Shearer and Dexter Spriggs with 4 each. The
attack of Jee, Kozarsky, and Mazzolini added another
6 goals and 6 assists. Justin Hill and Brandon
Stowe took the majority of the face-off duties on the
day. The middies did a good job clearing the ball
with contributions from Hill, Perrin, Shearer, Spriggs,
Stoker, and Stowe. Tony's looks to build on the
lessons from the victory as they prepare for the spring.
Shearer - 4, Spriggs - 4, Kozarsky - 3, Jee - 2, Hill - 1,
Mazzolini - 1
Mazzolini - 4, Kozarsky - 2, Perrin - 2, Spriggs - 1
Tony's Tavern plays tough early,
but falls to A&M
November 18, 2006
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looked to play hard against Texas A&M
as the Showcase game of the Cy-Fair HS Tournament.
The game was sloppy for the most part all night as both
teams went back and forth with scoreless possessions.
A&M got on the board with a goal in the 1st and wend
into the half leading 4-0. Tony's Tavern got on
the board in the 3rd quarter with 2 quick goals and made
the score 4-2. A&M regrouped and dominated the
faceoffs the rest of the game putting up 8 unanswered
goals on Tony's and finished the game with a 12-2 vctory.
Tony's Tavern will look to get back on the winning track
in a game vs. Bayou City in December.
Tony's Tavern ends Metro dynasty
with a 11-4 win in GCLA Finals
April 30, 2006
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Perfect 12-0 record in
Championship Sunday saw a rematch of old rivals as
Tony’s Tavern prepared to face-off against Metro. Metro
had won the last 2 GCLA championships and was looking
for their 3rd straight. Tony’s Tavern came
into the season playing every game as one step closer to
the championship game. The conditions were hot as the
game time temp hit the mid 90’s. The 2006 GCLA
Championship was ready to be settled on the field as the
clock hit 2. Both teams showed up in force as they
awaited the opening face off.
Tavern came out strong and drew first blood as middie
Matt Shearer ripped a shot to the top left corner past
the Metro goalie to make it 1-0. Metro answered back in
quarter filled with tough D from both teams to make it
1-1. That’s how the 1st quarter of play
ended in a 1-1 tie.
Tavern came out strong in the second getting the first
goal from middie Matt Shearer on a quick feed from Jeff
Mazzolini to make it 2-1. Tony’s controlled the ball in
the 2nd working it around to get goals from
Mazzolini and Joel Hill. Metro answered back on a fast
break and brought the score to 4-2. Defensemen
Matt Walton gave
Tony’s the momentum going into the half with a goal of
his own helping close the half with a 5-2 lead for
quarter saw much of the same in the way of the Tony’s
Tavern ball control offense. Key goals from Shearer and
Rene Kozarsky extended the lead to 7-2. Metro wasn’t
going quietly as they answered with a goal of their own
to make the tally 7-3. Mikey Issacson added a goal at
the end of the quarter to make it 8-3.
Tavern continued the ball control in the 4th
quarter and got a man-up goal from Joel Hill on a
perfect skip pass from Jimmy Constable for a hard low
shot past the metro goalie. With under 4 minutes left
Justin Hill face dodged his way to the goal and extended
the lead to 10-3. Metro got back on the board with a
transition goal to make it 10-4 with 3 minutes left in
the game. Kozarsky drew another penalty from the metro
defense that led to another man-up opportunity for
Tony’s Tavern. Team captain Bobby Jee capitalized on a
quick pass from Constable and rifled a shot past the
metro goalie to leave the score at 11-4.
Tavern wins its first GCLA championship and ended the
season with a perfect record of 12-0. Tony’s tavern
also, brought home the Western Conference title.
Mike Shearer and Roy Nichols led the longpoles comprised
of Daniels, Gittings, Nowak, Rose, Walton, and Wilkie.
The defense played great and gave up only a few on
middies grinded out win after win in the groundball wars
and the transition game all day. The victory can be
linked to the hardnosed play of Constable, Glass, Joel
Hill, Justin Hill, Issacson, Laing, Shearer, Spriggs,
Stoker, and Wilt.
attack controlled the ball and helped eat up clock all
day long. The attack of Jee, Kozarsky, and Mazzolini
kept up their hard rides and forced turnovers that lead
to goals all day long. The offense was the most
balanced it has been all year as 8 different players
Tavern 2006 GCLA & Western conference Champions!!!!!!
Shearer - 3, Joel Hill - 2, Justin Hill - 1, Issacson -
1, Jee - 1, Kozarsky - 1, Mazzolini
- 1, Walton - 1
Constable - 2, Mazzolini - 2, Joel Hill - 1, Issacson - 1
Check of the game:
Tony's Tavern defeats Lonestar
10-0 in the semis and moves on
April 29, 2006
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Tony’s Tavern matched up in the semi-finals against a
combined Lonestar and Corpus Christi team. It was
typical spring lacrosse conditions in Texas as the
temperature hit the mid 80’s along with clear blue
skies. Tony’s Tavern after a long layoff between the
end of the regular season and the playoffs was unsure
how it would affect their play.
Tony’s Tavern came out fast and after a face-off win by
Mikey Issacson he settled the ball and found middie Matt
Shearer for a shot 6 yds out to make it 1-0 Tony’s
Tavern. That lead would prove enough as the offense and
defense played superb. Tony’s Tavern struck again as
attackman Jeff Mazzolini took his short stick defender
to the cage for another goal to make it 2-0. Fellow
attackman Rene Kozarsky received a pass from Mazzolini
on a backdoor cut to increase the lead to 3-0. The
first quarter ended with Tony’s Tavern leading 3-0.
2nd quarter saw Tony’s Tavern keep working
the matchups and excellent ball movement to eat up
clock. Joel Hill opened the quarter with a nice dodge
and rip past the Lonestar goalie to make it 4-0.
After a face-off win by Joel Hill, Kozarsky took a quick
pass and finished for his 2nd goal of the
day. The last goal of the half was tallied by Team
captain Bobby Jee as he extended his defender then split
dodged inside to finish off a one on one with the
goalie. Tony’s took a 6-0 lead into the half.
3rd quarter saw a lot of ball control and
good defense by Tony’s Tavern. The first goal of the 2nd
half was a true team goal as goalie Mike shearer saved a
shot and hit a breaking Jimmy Constable down field for a
fast break. Constable hit his point man Kozarsky who
quickly passed it back to Constable took the low pass
and redirected it down to Mazzolini for his second goal
on the day and the 7-0 lead. The transition game for
Tony’s struck again a minute later as Issacson picked up
a bad pass at midfield and got the ball down to
Mazzolini who quickly fed the ball to fellow attackman
Jee who finished the break with a behind the back goal
past the Lonestar goalie making it 8-0. Issaccson got
on the board with a goal of his own as he somehow held
onto the ball while dodging 3 lonestar players and
finished with a low shot to right side past the goalie
making it 9-0. In a rare occurrence in the 3rd,
middie Dexter Spriggs unloaded a laser that tore a hole
in the top left corner of the net and sent the ball
flying into the bayou behind the field…it was a perfect
goal that was waived off due to some miscommunication
and disbelief by the officials. The quarter ended with
Tony’s in front 9-0.
Tony’s Tavern controlled the ball in the 4th
and Joe Wilt put in a goal to make the score 10-0. The
defense held the shutout giving Tony’s Tavern their 2nd
shutout of the year and a ticket to the GCLA Finals vs.
old rival Metro.
middies played a big role in the game as they ate up
every groundball and started countless fast breaks. A
lot of credit is deserved by Constable, Glass, Joel
Hill, Justin Hill, Issacson, Laing, Shearer, Spriggs,
Stoker, and Wilt.
defense once again came through with their 2nd
shutout of the season behind Goalies Roy Nichols and
Mike Shearer. The long poles made it very difficult for
Lonestar pass the ball from player to player. Daniels,
Davis, Gittings, Nowak, Rose, and Walton all played
Tony’s Tavern moves on to the GCLA Championship finals
Goals: Jee - 2,
Kozarsky - 2, Mazzolini
- 2, Issacson - 1, Joel Hill - 1, Shearer - 1,
Mazzolini - 2, Constable - 1, Joel Hill - 1, Issacson - 1
Check of the game:
Tony's Tavern ends the season 10-0
with a 17-3 win over Northwest
April. 9, 2006
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Tony’s Tavern coming off a big win vs. Metro took their
perfect regular season record of 9-0 into a final
showdown with western conference opponent Northwest. A
victory would give Tony’s Tavern an undefeated regular
season at 10-0 along with the Western Conference title.
Tony’s Tavern came to play as they scored first on a
shot by team captain Bobby Jee off a deflected shot to
make it 1-0. Tony’s Tavern wouldn’t look back from
there on as they kept up the great execution on
offense. Less than a minute later Mazzolini took an
errant pass with the goalie out of the cage and put in
another goal off a good ride by Tony’s to make it 2-0.
Jimmy Constable found attackman Rene Kozarsky on cut
around the cage for a dip and dunk to make it 3-0 in
favor of Tony’s Tavern. On the next possession Jee
found middie Matt Shearer for a laser to the top left
corner to make it 4-0. Northwest decided to move a
defensemen up top to try to slow down the middie
dodges. This resulted in mismatches for Mazzolini, who
took advantage on his way to lead the team with 5 goals
and 3 assists. The quarter ended with a 5-0 lead for
2nd quarter was identical to the 1st
as Jee picked off a deflected pass and ripped a jump
shot to the top right corner past the Northwest goalie
to make it 6-0. The middies turned up the heat as Joel
Hill, Tim Glass, Justin Hill all put in goals during the
2nd. Mazzolini added another one to make it
10-0 at halftime. Roy Nichols led his defense to a 1st
half shutout against northwest once again.
2nd half saw much the same type of game from
Tony’s Tavern as the first. The offense moved the ball
around to find teammates for open shots or easy dodges.
A few more goals were notched by Joel Hill, Justin Hill,
Jee, Mazzolini, and Matt Shearer to help push the game
out of reach. The final Tony’s Tavern goal came off the
stick of middie Dexter Spriggs on a hard elevator shot
that found the net top right corner. During the 4th
quarter Northwest capitalized on some shot deflections
and screens to score 3 goals and make it 17-3 final
score with Tony’s Tavern cruising to the victory.
they had all season goalies Roy Nichols and Mike Shearer
commanded a tough defense made up of Davis, Daniels,
Gittings, Nowak, Rose, Walton, Wilkie. These poles
throughout the season made it very difficult for
attackmen and middies to dodge and pass, forcing
ground ball war was won once again by the unsung heroes
of the team the middies. Constable, Glass, Joel Hill,
Justin Hill, Issacson, Kirton, Laing, Shearer, Stoker,
and Wilt all contributed tough defense and a dominating
transition game between the boxes. Joel Hill and
Issacson continued their face-off dominance as Tony’s
Tavern outgained their opponent once again in offensive
opportunities. The attack of Jee, Kozarsky, and
Mazzolini contributed 9 goals and 5 assists. Their hard
rides forced turnovers and led to easy open net goals
victory clinches the Western Conference title for Tony’s
Tavern along with moving their regular season record to
a perfect 10-0. Tony’s Tavern will now prepare for the
playoffs with their sights on the GCLA championship.
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- 5, Jee - 3, Shearer - 2, Joel Hill - 2, Justin Hill -
2, Kozarsky - 1, Glass-1, Spriggs - 1
Mazzolini - 3, Issacson - 2, Jee - 2,
Shearer - 2, Constable - 1,
Kirton - 1
Check of the game:
Tony's Tavern defeats Metro 14-2
as the middies dominate
April 8, 2006
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Tavern once again squared off with longtime rival
Metro. The two teams have a history of long back and
forth games that usually come down to the last minute of
the 4th quarter. The stage was set for
another classic battle with metro and a meaningful one
at that with the #1 seeding for the playoffs on the
line. Tony’s Tavern came with a take care of business
mentality and took care of metro in a 14-2 victory.
Tavern came out strong once again finding net with a
goal from Mikey Issacson off a bad pass from the metro
goalie as a result from a tough ride to give Tony’s a
1-0 lead. Minutes later on a man-up opportunity
attackman Bobby Jee found Matt Shearer wide open on a
cut for a turn around shot past the metro goalie to
increase the lead to 2-0. Issacson made it 3-0 on a
hard bounce shot that found the back of the net. This
tough play on offense and defense, hard rides, and
exploiting the middie match-ups were the theme of the
day. Veteran attackman Rene Kozarsky put in 2 goals to
make it 5-0 at the end of the first quarter.
offense for Tony’s Tavern started to click as the team
moved the ball around to find the optimum match up.
This day would belong to the midfield as they dominated
play with tough defense, hard riding, and well placed
shots. Middies: Joel Hill, Matt Shearer, Joe Wilt all
tallied at least one goal in the 2nd quarter
to extend Tony’s Tavern lead to 8-0. The attack chipped
in 2 goals one each from Bobby Jee and Kozarsky to give
Tony’s Tavern 10 goals going into half time. Metro
answered back in the 2nd with 2 goals to make
it 10-2 going into halftime.
Tavern saw goalie Mike Shearer and his team of long
poles slam the door on Metro with a stellar 2nd
half shutout that ended hopes of a metro come back.
Tensions rose in the 3rd as middie Jimmy
Constable and a metro defenseman got into an altercation
resulting in 2 minute non-releasable penalties for each
team. The refs stepped up the calls and Tony’s Tavern
ended the 3rd quarter with an 11-2 lead off a
goal from Matt Shearer.
quarter continued the aggressive play for both teams and
saw the middies continue their stellar performance on
defense and in the groundball wars. The lead was
extended to 12-2 on a goal from Joel Hill. Adding some
insurance attackman Justin Hill and Kozarsky each put in
1 goal in the final quarter to end the contest with a
14-2 score. Tony’s Tavern wrapped up the #1 seed for
the play offs with a victory over Metro.
defense was stingy all day only allowing 2 goals under
the guidance of goalies Roy Nichols and a shut out by
Mike Shearer. Daniels, Davis, Gittings, Nowak, Rose,
and Walton played near perfect all day to force the
metro attackmen and middies into poor decisions all
middies led the offensive charge with 8 of the 14
goals. The middies: Constable, Glass, Joel Hill,
Issacson, Kirton, Laing, Matt Shearer, Spriggs, Wilt
continued their dedication to winning every ground
ball. The attack added 6 goals split between Justin
Hill, Jee, Kozarsky, and Mazzolini. The great balance
between the offense and defense made Tony’s Tavern
unstoppable on the day. With the victory Tony’s moves
to 9-0 over all and locks up the #1 seed for the
Goals: Kozarsky -
Shearer - 3, Joel Hill - 2, Justin Hill - 2,
Issacson - 2, Jee -
Mazzolini - 3, Jee - 2, Kozarsky - 2, Constable - 1, Issacson - 1
Check of the game: DD
Tony's Tavern moves to 8-0 with a
18-5 victory over UTSA
Mar. 31, 2006
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Tavern faced off with UTSA in their 2nd game of the San
Antonio road trip. The hot conditions at game time made
it essential to use the entire roster to stay fresh.
Tony’s Tavern had a rough 1st half only leading 6-5 at
halftime. The second half saw the rejuvenated team that
held UTSA scoreless, while putting up 12 unanswered to
cruise to the 18-5 victory.
Tavern was led all day by veteran attackman Rene
Kozarsky with 7 goals and 1 assist. Scoring came from
all over as 7 different players on the Tony’s Tavern
roster scored goals. The middies were led in points by
Matt Shearer with 3 goals and 2 assists. Bobby Jee and
brothers, Joel and Justin Hill each ended the day with 2
goals. Rounding out the goal scoring were middies
Constable and Issacson with 1 each. Attackman Bobby Jee
led the team in assists on the day with 4. Contributing
1 assist each was: Issacson, Joel Hill, Justin Hill,
Kozarsky, and Stoker.
defense played tough and goalie Roy Nichols held UTSA to
4 goals in a sloppy first half. Tony’s Tavern, fell
victim to a miscommunication on a clear that led to a
deflected pass into the goal to give UTSA 5 goals in the
first half. Goalie Mike Shearer stepped in and slammed
the door shut on UTSA, shutting them out for the half
and ending any hopes for a comeback. Tough defense was
played by Daniels, Davis, Gittings, Nowak, Rose and
middies dominated the day again starting from the
face-off, with the duo of Mikey Issacson and Joel Hill. Good
middie defense and clearing can be attributed to
Constable, Issacson, Haefele, Joel Hill, Matt Shearer,
Stephenson, and Stoker.
victory moves Tony’s Tavern to 8-0 on the season.
Goals: Kozarsky - 7,
Shearer - 3, Joel Hill - 2, Justin Hill - 2, Jee -
2, Issacson-1, Constable-1
Jee - 4,
Shearer - 2, Constable - 1,
Joel Hill - 1, Justin Hill - 1, Issacson - 1, Kozarsky-1
Check of the game: DD
Tony's Tavern comes together for a 6-5 win over Alamolax
Mar. 31, 2006
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Tavern traveled west to San Antonio for a 2 game road
trip. The first game of the weekend was against
Alamolax, who play in the SWLA. It was destined to be a
tough game against an experienced and highly skilled
first quarter started off with a few missed
opportunities by Tony’s Tavern, which Alamolax
capitalized on and took the early lead 1-0 after a quick
shot off a designed cut past goalie Roy Nichols. Alamolax didn’t stay quiet for long as
they put together another nice offensive set to find the
back of the goal to make it 2-0 in favor of Alamolax.
Tony's Tavern answered back with goal by goal by Rene
Kozarsky off a pass from middie Matt Shearer. This
made it 2-1 Alamolax at
the end of the first quarter.
Tavern entered the 2nd trailing for the first time of
this year. They would pull together and answer back in
the 2nd quarter for 3 unanswered goals. Middie Tim
Glass played hard and came up big with a quick bounce
shot that found net top left corner past the
goalie to tie the game up at 2-2. Minutes later Glass
struck again with a similar shot that gave Tony’s Tavern
the 3-2 lead. Tony’s Tavern extended their lead to 4-2
when Matt Shearer received a pass from Jimmy Constable
and put it in past the goalie. Halftime came and Tony’s
Tavern led 4-2.
3rd quarter started, Tony’s Tavern capitalized on a
man-up opportunity as veteran attackman, Rene Kozarsky found middie
Matt Shearer on the left wing for a laser that hit net
nearside to extend the lead to 5-2. Alamolax answered back with 2 quick
goals on goalie Mike Shearer to make the score 5-4.
The defense on both sides stepped up and the game became
a test of endurance in the sweltering heat of San
Antonio. The teams headed ended the quarter in a 5-4
in favor of Tony's Tavern.
quarter saw a continuation of the hardnosed defense and
groundball wars between the teams. Alamolax got on
the board first off a gilman pass
by their goalie that found a cutting attackman to put in
the tying goal at 5-5. The teams remained tied for a few more
minutes until a great ride by the attackmen and middie
Matt Walton resulted in a poor pass by the Alamo middie
and a goal for senior attackman Kozarsky. The goal gave
Tony’s the 6-5 lead which they would not surrender the
rest of the game. Near the final moments of the game
attackman jee chased down a poor pass and pushed the
ball through his legs with a man on his back to middie
Chris Haefele to help Tony’s keep possession and burn
the rest of the clock.
Nichols and Mike Shearer made a lot of great saves on
the day. Their leadership along with the physical and
skillful play of defensemen Daniels, Davis, Gittings,
Nowak, Rose, Walton, and Wilkie helped keep the game at
a stand still all day. Tough transition defense and
Groundballs were picked up all day long by midfielders:
Constable, Glass, Haefele, Joel Hill, Issacson, Matt
Shearer, Stephenson, and Stoker. Mikey Issacson and
Joel Hill also handled the face-off responsibilities all
moved Tony’s Tavern to 7-0 on the season and gave them a
win vs. a tough SWLA opponent.
Goals: Glass -
2, Shearer - 2, Kozarsky - 2
Constable - 1,
Kozarsky - 1, Shearer - 1
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Tony's Tavern stays unbeaten with
a 11-3 victory over Lonestar
Mar. 30, 2006
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Tavern continued their unbeaten season on Sunday with an
11-3 win over conference rival Lonestar. The conditions
on the day were favorable and around 75 degrees compared
to the muddy mess Tony’s played in the previous game.
With the win Tony’s Tavern moves to the top of the GCLA
Western conference with an overall 6-0 record and 5-0 in
first quarter was low scoring due to good defense by
both teams. Tony’s Tavern came out slow and was unable
to capitalize on early man-up opportunities. The first
goal of the game was hard shot to the top left corner by
Middie Matt Shearer of a pass from Bobby Jee. This
would be the only goal of the first quarter for either
team. Good defense on both sides ended the first
quarter with Tony’s Tavern leading 1-0.
the 2nd quarter and the rest of the game Tony’s Tavern
found more of their groove on offense. The 2nd goal of
the game came on a quick feed from goal line extended by
attackman Jee to a cutting Mikey Issacson, who rifled a
low shot past the Lonestar goalie. On the next
possession, Issacson split dodged his defender and took
a hard shot that found net after deflecting off the
goalies stick to give Tony’s Tavern the 3-0 lead.
Lonestar answered after a save from goalie Roy Nichols
was rebounded in front of the crease and was
quicksticked in by Lonestar making it 3-1 in favor of
Tony’s Tavern. Over-aggressive play by Lonestar led to
another man-up opportunity by Tony’s Tavern. This time
it was Jee finding twine off a hard bounce shot past the
Lonestar goalie off a feed from middie Tim Glass to make
it 4-1 Tony’s. The quarter ended with a goal by
attackman Jeff Mazzolini off a dump pass from Issacson.
Tony’s Tavern went into the half leading 5-1.
Lonestar came out firing on all cylinders in the 3rd
quarter. Sloppy play by Tony’s Tavern on offense led to
2 quick transition goals by Lonestar. Goalie Mike
Shearer slammed the door shut for Lonestar opportunities
after that and led his defense to shutout for the rest
of the game. The game started to get more exciting as
the score moved to 5-3 in favor of Tony’s Tavern. The
attack settled down the offense and Tony’s Tavern got
back on track and Issacson found twine again unassisted
for his 3rd goal of the game making it 6-3 Tony’s.
Issacson won the next face off and after a deflected
pass and superb individual effort by senior attackman
Rene Kozarsky to pull the ball out as the goalie was
going for the clamp kept the play alive. Bobby Jee
capitalized on the efforts of Issacson and Kozarsky with
his 2nd goal of the day. Tony’s Tavern started opening
the gap with a 7-3 lead. The lead was increase by
another tally when Mazzolini found Shearer for his 2nd
goal of the game making it 8-3. The 3rd quarter ended
with Tony’s Tavern holding an 8-3 lead.
quarter kept the theme of the day with tough defense and
victories by Tony’s Tavern middies on the ground ball
war. The middies kept playing tough defense and getting
the ball in transition to help the offense get multiple
shots in unsettled situations. Issacson and Mazzolini
added to their goal totals to give Tony’s Tavern the
10-3 lead. The last goal came off and acrobatic fast
break by middie Tom Laing as he cleared the ball up
field and made a high pass as he was being hit to team
captain Bobby Jee who was hit by the goalie, but stayed
on his feet to finish the play with a one handed shot
for a goal. Efforts from the middies like Laing’s were
where the game was won for Tony’s Tavern. Jee’s 3rd
goal of the game capped off the 11-3 victory for Tony’s
Tavern over Lonestar.
defense had another great day as goalies Mike Shearer
and Roy Nichols posted another impressive day. The
defensemen Davis, Gittings, Nowak, Rose, Walton, and
Wilkie forced Lonestar into bad passes and tough shots
all afternoon. Transition goals for Tony’s Tavern can
be attributed to great groundballs by Cesarski,
Constable, Glass, Joel Hill, Issacson, Kirton, Laing,
Leyden, Matt Shearer, Stoker, and Wilt. The middies
continue to get Tony’s Tavern more offensive
opportunities due to gritty wing play and determination
to dig out every groundball.
Tavern moves to 6-0 with the victory over Lonestar and
will travel to San Antonio to face Alamolax (SWLA) and
the UTSA roadrunners this weekend.
- 4, Jee - 3, Mazzolini - 2, Shearer
Issacson - 2, Jee- 2, Glass - 1, Laing - 1, Mazzolini -
Tony's Tavern defeats Metro 11-7
and moves to 5-0 for the season
Mar. 19, 2006
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On a day that saw muddy
field conditions and a storm looming that looked more
like a certainty than possibility, Tony's Tavern squared
off against long time rival Metro. Tony's Tavern
came out strong and built a big lead, but fought through
numerous penalties in the 2nd half to clinch their first
victory against metro. The attack helped carry the
load along with a breakout game by middie
Matt Shearer. The
other big part of the victory was the play of the Tony's
Tavern defense that played most of the 2nd half man-down
due to a flurry of sometimes questionable penalties.
The game started off in the
first quarter as all the rest of the year for Tony's
Tavern by scoring the first goal of the game.
picked up the ball in front of the crease and
overpowered his defender with a quick move to put the
ball in the cage past the Metro goalie to give Tony's
Tavern a 1-0 lead. After some good defense a fast
break resulted in a quick dump from Kozarsky to
Bobby Jee for a one
on one goal to give Tony's Tavern the quick 2-0 lead.
Metro got on the board after the next with a shot up top
by a middie past the outstretched stick of goalie
Tony's Tavern answered on the next metro clear
attempt due to a hard ride by Jee who picked up the
ground ball off a bobbled catch by a metro middie and
took the ball on a fast break and quickly dumped the
ball to attackman
Jeff Mazzolini for
a goal. This made the score 3-1 in favor of Tony's
Tavern at the end of the 1st quarter.
The 2nd quarter saw much of
the same for Tony's Tavern as they extended the lead to
4-1 off a hard ride by Jee that saw him strip the metro
goalie of the ball behind the cage and roll it up to a
wide open Mazzolini for his second goal of the game.
Tony's Tavern next goal came off a pass from Mazzolini
to Kozarsky who went over the shoulder to beat the metro
goalie for his second tally of the day and increase the
lead for Tony's to 5-1. After some more great
defense by the middies and the long poles, Tony's Tavern
struck again as attackman Jee split dodge his defender
and put a bounce shot past the metro goalie to make it
6-1. Minutes later as Tony's Tavern man-up unit
worked the ball around middie
quickly swung the ball up top to Jee for a shot fake and
a dump pass to a wide open Matt Shearer on the crease
for quick backhanded shot between the goalie's
legs. This man-up goal gave Tony's Tavern a 7-1 lead 3/4
through the 2nd quarter. Shearer found twine again
on the next possession on rifle past the metro goalie to
make it 8-1. The last tall of the 2nd quarter was
Mikey Issacson as
he cut down the lane and received a perfect pass from
Matt shearer to make it 9-1 in favor of Tony's tavern.
The 2nd half saw a much
different game as Tony's Tavern was plagued by multiple
penalties and other questionable calls. The
defense led by goalie Roy Nichols held the lead while
playing the second half in many man-down
situations. The calls all seemed to go metro's way
as Tony's Tavern fell victim to 11 minutes of penalties.
The 2nd half saw metro come back by outscoring Tony's
6-2 due to capitalizing on man-up opportunities. Tony's Tavern's first
goal of the 2nd half came on a man-up opportunity as Jee
threw a shot fake to draw the defense to him then threw a quick
pass to Joel Hill for a hard low shot from up top past
the metro goalie. Sloppy play on both sides and seemingly
unlimited man-up opportunities for metro resulted in a
10-4 lead for Tony's at the end of the 3rd quarter.
The 4th quarter saw much of
the same at Tony's Tavern spent most of the time on the
receiving end of penalties, which forced the long poles
Matt Walton and
playing tough D to kill each opportunity for metro.
Metro struck back in the 4th with 3 more goals to make
it 10-7 with 6 minutes left in the game. Matt
Shearer stepped up and fired another shot past the
goalie with 5 minutes left to make it 11-7 in favor of
Tony's Tavern. The last 5 minutes saw a control of
the ball by Tony's Tavern that controlled possession of
the ball for 4-1/2 minutes at the end of the game
resulting in a 11-7 victory and moves Tony's Tavern to
5-0 on the year. The attack had another big effort
in accounting for 6 goals and 6 assists led by Bobby
Jee's 2 goals and 4 assists on the day.
The unsung heroes for Tony's
Tavern all day were the middies and their hustle for
ground balls and toughness on defense. Constable,
Glass, Graf, Hill, Issacson, Kirton, Laing, Shearer,
Stoker, and Wilt played tough defense and dug out
numerous groundballs to limit metro fastbreaks.
Matt Shearer led all Middies and had a big game with 3
goals and 1 assist. Mikey Issacson and Joel Hill
dominated the faceoffs all day giving Tony's Tavern
possession time and time again.
- 3, Jee - 2, Kozarsky -2, Mazzolini - 2, Hill - 1,
Jee- 4, Issacson - 1,Kozarsky - 1, Mazzolini - 1, Shearer -1
Tony's Tavern offense leads the
way to a 14-3 victory over Bayou
Mar. 12, 2006
Tony’s Tavern showed up big
against Bayou City on Sunday after a 2 week break
between games. The field conditions were those of a
true lacrosse game in Texas with fairly cloudy skies and
temperatures in the mid 80’s. Bayou City after recent
acquisitions from the now defunct Houston men’s lacrosse
team came out with over 25 players at game time. This
set up both teams with deep benches and lots of talent.
All indications previewed this to be tough game that
would be decided in the 4th quarter. However, the
dominant play of the Tony’s Tavern Attack, Midfield, and
D proved to be too much of a team game for Bayou City to
first quarter started off with a face-off win by
Mikey Issacson and
for the 3rd consecutive game he came down and scored the
1st goal of the game. Tony’s Tavern man-up went to work
minutes later after a Bayou penalty. The Man-up unit
moved the ball with precision to work for an open lane
fired a pass to
who rifled a shot past the Bayou goalie. Tony’s Tavern
started to build on their 2-0 lead when Jee redirected
the ball to Issacson for a left hand rip past the bayou
goalie to make it 3-0. Bayou continued to commit
penalties and Tony’s Tavern continued to capitalize with
another Kozarsky assist to Jee for another outside shot
to make it 4-0. The next goal came off a break started
who found Kozarsky at the point for a quick dump pass to
Jee for a one on one with the goalie to make it 5-0
Tony’s Tavern. The 1st quarter ended with Tony’s Tavern
tallying 5 goals to 0 for bayou.
quarter saw much of the same type of game from Tony’s
Tavern as middies
Matt Shearer, and
Jonathan Graf kept
hustling for the ball and getting the ball into
transition to create easy scoring opportunities for
their teammates. The first goal of the quarter was a
strong split dodge by Issacson of a pass which resulted
in a quick right handed goal making the score 6-0. On
the next face-off Issacson pulled the ball out of the
pile and found Jee cutting for a one on one goal with
the goalie. This was Jee’s 4th goal of the game and
gave Tony’s Tavern a 7-0 lead. Bayou City got on the
board on a man-up opportunity after Tony’s Tavern
received a slashing penalty half way through the 2nd
quarter. Minutes later veteran attackman, Kozarsky
put in goal to make it 8-0 in favor of
Tony’s Tavern. Middie Joel Hill tallied a goal as he
picked up a deflected pass to put the ball top right
past the goalie making it 9-1. The last goal came on a
Tom Laing to
Issacson who finished the half with a bounce shot that
gave Tony’s a 10-1 halftime lead. Issacson had another
monster day with 4 goals and 2 assists.
half saw a sloppy game between both teams with a lot of
penalties and back and forth transition for both teams
resulting in defensive stops or missed opportunities.
The 3rd quarter saw goals by Jee and
Jeff Mazzolini to help
extend the lead to 12-1. Bayou retaliated with another
man-up goal to make it 12-2 going into the 4th and final
middies and long poles stayed dedicated to hard nose
defense and stuck to a goal of picking up all the ground
balls to ensure more possession time and opportunities
for Tony’s Tavern. Jeff Mazzolini added to his assist
total of 4 for the game on a quick feed up to Jee for a hard
bounce shot and man-up goal set up due to a great screen by
Tom Laing. Team captain, Bobby Jee finished the game
with 6 goals and 1 assist. Bayou City answered once
again with a shot from outside past goalie
Mike Shearer. The
last goal of the game was Joel Hill’s 2nd of the game
coming on a cut and finish off a pass from veteran
attackman, Kozarsky. Kozarsky finished the game with 1
goal and 4 assists.
high powered team offense of Tony’s Tavern proved to be
too much for the Bayou City team. Tony’s Tavern attack
unit finished with 8 goals and 9 assists, helping to
lead the way. The play of the middies of Tony’s Tavern
was huge on the day as Constable, Graf, Joel Hill,
Issacson, Kirton, Laing, Shearer, and
Wilson played tough
defense and started numerous fast breaks giving the
offense easy scoring opportunities. The game was
definitely won in the ground ball wars and the clearing
of the whole team.
Defense undermanned at first was solid with
harassed the Bayou City middies and attackmen into tough
shots and passes all day. Veteran Chris Haefele, showed
his all around utility player skills starting the game
playing close-D with a short stick and later on playing
some physical long stick middie defense. The defense
was led by stud goalies
Roy Nichols and
Mike Shearer. They made great stops all day and kept
clearing the ball to get Tony’s into transition. The
great goalie Duo allowed 3 goals on the day resulting in
a 1.6 Goals against average for the year.
Tavern came out tough and moved the ball around to get
lots of easy scoring opportunities. The team moves to
4-0 overall and looks forward to a meeting with old
rival Metro this Sunday, March 19th.
Goals: Jee - 6,
Issacson - 4, Joel Hill
-2, Kozarsky - 1, Mazzolini -1
Kozarsky -4, Mazzolini -4,
Issacson -2, Jee -1, Kirton -1, Laing -1,
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Tony's Tavern stays unbeaten with
a frustrating Lonestar forefit
Feb. 26, 2006
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On a light rainy day in
Texas, Tony's Tavern prepared to square off against
Lonestar. The game was to be hosted at Lonestar's
home field in southwest Houston. At game time as
Tony's prepared to keep their winning streak alive with
another tough weather game, the Lonestar players decided
to take a forefit rather than to play the game with
their players on hand. The result was a
disappointing 1-0 victory over Lonestar. Tony's
Tavern keeps their undefeated season going at (3-0) and
looks forward to some competition in a home game vs.
western conference rival Bayou City on March 12, 2006.
Tony's Tavern wins big over
Northwest 19-0 with some great Defense
Feb. 19, 2006
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On a day that would force
most people to sit on their couches inside their warm
homes, Tony's Tavern lacrosse team came out with the
most balanced team scoring attack of the young season.
No player had more than 3 goals, but the team managed to
pull off an impressive shutout and secured a 19-0
victory over Northwest lacrosse club. The game
time starting temperature was a frigid 40 degrees and
boasting a 27 degree wind chill factor. Tony's
Tavern got everyone involved all day and kept a
revolving door of substitutions to get everyone playing
time in order to stay warm.
The first goal of the game
came off the opening face off as
raked the ball to himself and after a quick face dodge
put in a hard lefty bounce shot past the northwest
goalie. Minutes later
found twine on a quick change of direction behind the
cage to break his defenders ankles and put a quick right
handed shot past that goalie. Issacson put in one
more to lead Tony's Tavern to a 3-0 opening quarter
The second quarter saw more
of the same scoring attack with a quick man-up goal from
Justin Hill off a
pass from Mazzolini. Veteran attackman Tim Leyden
got on the board too with a zero angle bounce shot right
past the northwest goalie. In a strange
event halfway through the 2nd quarter, starting goalie
Roy Nichols who had
been carrying the shutout broke his 3rd stick of the day
on a low bounce shot save. Stepping into goal was
Mike Shearer in his
Tony's Tavern debut and came through with a stellar
performance and preserved the shut out taking over the
reigns of the talented defensive unit. Issacson
added another goal along with
Jimmy Constable on
a quick dodge for a shot right past the right hip of the
northwest goalie for his first goal in 2006. The
half ended with Tony's Tavern up 7-0.
In the 3rd quarter the
Tony's Tavern team kept up the great passing on offense
that attributed to 12 more goals in the 2nd half.
Early in the 3rd quarter
Joel Hill got on
the board for the first time in 2006 with a shot past
the goalie to the top right corner. Joel Hill
finished the day with 3 goals. The third also, saw
Bobby Jee get on
the board 2 times the first off a pass from
Matt shearer for a
hard shot past the northwest goalie. Jee later
took a pass off a fast break for a one on one with the
goalie. Jee finished the day with 2 goals and 2
assists. Tony's Tavern found net again in the
thrid off a quick stick by
Tom Laing off a
pass from Mazzolini. Another goal for Tony's was
scored by midfielder
Chris Wilson on a
quick turn around shot that went 5 hole on the goalie.
Middie Joe Wilt also tallied his 1st goal of the game in
the 3rd. The 3rd quarter ended with a commanding
14-0 lead for Tony's Tavern.
The 4th quarter saw the
trend of the day continue with a tough defense not
willing to lose their first shutout of the season.
Justin Hill and Joe Wilt put in a few more of Tony's Tavern's
five, 4th quarter goals. The 2nd to last goal was
scored on a clearing pass that went right into the stick
of Laing only 5 yards from the goal, which he put back
for his second score of the day. When the final
whistle blew the tally was 19-0 in favor of Tony's
The great balance of scoring
for the team was a big part of the win today, but the
shut out can be credited to great defense. The
midfield and long poles kept the northwest middies and
attackmen off balance and forced turnovers all day long.
The leadership on the field from both goalies Nichols
and Shearer led to multiple penalty killings by the man
down unit. The checks that the long poles threw
were more like a clinic than actual game situation as
they were crisp and force many pinwheels and helicopters
of northwest players's sticks. Much credit has to
go to the long poles
The combination of Issacson,
Joel Hill and Chris Wilson dominated the face-offs all
day long giving Tony's Tavern many more opportunities
than the northwest team saw. The offense combined
with the blue collar defense gave Tony's Tavern a big
2nd win of the season.
Goals: Justin Hill -3, Issacson
-3, Joel Hill -2, Jee - 2, Laing - 2, Mazzolini -2, Wilt -2, Leyden-1,
Constable -1, Wilson -1
Issacson - 3,
Gittings -2, Kirton - 2, Jee - 2, Mazzolini -
2, Haefele - 1, Shearer-1, Walton- 1
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Davis - kayak resulting in a pinwheel...so beautiful
Tony's Tavern starts 2006 season
big 21-2 over Bayou City
Feb. 4, 2006
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Tony's Tavern Lacrosse
team kicked off the 2006 with scoring extravaganza.
The scoring started off on a hard shot from
this would be the first of his many on the day.
The next possession resulted in goal as attackman Bobby Jee found Issacson for a hard
outside shot that whizzed by the Bayou goalie.
Bobby Jee took a
flip pass from
behind the cage and dodged around the cage for an
easy goal. On the final goal of the first quarter, Jee found
David Kirton on a
perfect backdoor cut ending in a nice left-handed goal.
Tony's Tavern ended the first quarter with a 4-0 lead.
Tony's Tavern kept that trend going for the rest of the
The second quarter saw
the domination of Tony's Tavern over Bayou City continue.
First goal of the 2nd quarter came on a pass from Jee to
a wide open
Tim Glass for a
hard shot that ripped the net past the Bayou goalie.
Mazzolini added another goal to his total for the day on
a man-up goal from the left wing. As much scoring
as Tony's Tavern accomplished they were only 1 of 3 on
Man-Up opportunities. Bayou City put in a garbage
goal on Goalie
Roy Nichols late in
the 2nd quarter. The shutout was ruined, but
Tony's Tavern went into half time with a 10-1 lead.
During the second half
Tony's Tavern kept their offense on all cylinders.
Mazzolini scored 3 second half goals and 3 assists to
give him 4 and 4 for the day. Issacson added 2
more and a few assists to bring his totals to 4 and 3.
The third quarter saw team veteran Tim Leyden make the
most of his shooting opportunities with a nice bounce
shot that hit net right under the top pipe.
Justin Hill also
got a piece of the scoring action on a wide open bounce
shot from the top due to some strategic basketball
boxing out of 2 defenders by attackman Kozarsky.
Tony's Tavern took a commanding lead into the 4th and
final quarter on a nice sunny day.
Rene Kozarsky got a
quick flip pass on the crease from Mazzolini in the
beginning of the 4th quarter
for an easy goal. The 4th quarter also saw a goal
Cole Nowak on a fast
break. Bayou City did not go quietly in the 2nd
half and put in one more goal on quick spin around shot.
Jee finished the scoring on the day with a quick shot to
the top left corner after receiving a pass from
Bobby Jee finished the day with 4 goals and 3 assists.
The senior leader of the attack Rene Kozarsky finished
the day with 2 goals and 1assist, but many missed
opportunities didn't show the great
feeds he made. When the scoring exhibition was
finished Tony's Tavern finished the day with a 21-2
The Defense played solid
all day led by Goalie Roy Nichols. The combination
of Arndt, Jeans, Nowak, and Wilkie forced the attackmen
into bad passes and poor shots all day. Long stick
patrolled the middle of the field and had a solid day
getting the ball in transition. The man-down unit
worked as one unit and held the Bayou City man - up
scoreless all day. The face-offs were dominated by
Morgan Humphrey and
Mikey Issacson. The midfield stepped up big time
and were ground ball machines, which helped frustrate Bayou
City into few offensive opportunities.
Tony's Tavern wants to
thank Morgan Humphrey and Karl Arndt for their
dedication to the team and hopefully they will rejoin us
again in the future.
- 4, Jee - 4, Mazzolini - 4, Kirton - 2,
Kozarsky - 2, Leyden - 2, Glass - 1, Hill - 1, Nowak - 1
Mazzolini - 4, Issacson - 3, Jee - 3, Kozarsky -1, Jeans
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Jee - 5, Kozarsky - 3, Shearer - 3, Constable - 2,
Justin Hill - 1, Stoker - 1
Mazzolini - 3, Haefele - 2, Jee - 2, Kozarsky -2,
Shearer -2, Constable -1, Hill - 1
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December 10, 2005
Cross Point Church
Tony's Tavern came
out of the gate fast and amassed a quick 3-0 lead in
first quarter with 3 goals from Shawn Eicholz. U
of H grinded their way back in the 2nd quarter to take
the 4-3 lead. Play was sloppy on both sides with
many missed opportunities at both ends. The
Defense for Tony's Tavern played big in keeping the game
close. The combination of Arndt, Daniels, Rose,
and Walton kept the U of H attackmen and middies forcing
bad passes and shots all afternoon. Tony's drew
within 6-5 with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter,
but was unable to pick up the ball cleanly on the next
faceoff and the game ended with U of H on top 6-5.
Eicholz - 5
Sunday October 2, 2005
had our first game of the fall on September 11 vs. Lonestar lacrosse
club. There was a good showing by our team and both the Defense
and offense played well. The game started off with a great face
off by Morgan Humprhey to gain possession which was capped off with a
behind the back pass from Shawn Eicholz to a wide open Bobby Jee for an
easy one on one with the goalie. From that point, Tavern never
looked back. By halftime the score was 9-2 with Tony's Tavern
coasting the rest of the game in cruise control. Great job by the
defense led by goalie Dave Miller. Also, the midfield play was
outstanding in the way of clears and middie defense. The top goal
scorer on the day Was Rene Kozarsky with 5 goals. The final score was
Kozarsky - 5, Eicholz - 4, Jee - 4, Hill - 1
Eicholz - 3, Jee - 2, Constable - 1, Mazzolini - 1
Sunday September 11, 2005
We are happy to announce Tony's
Tavern, "The Party Bar", is the main
sponsor for the team. We hope to build a long
relationship and bring many trophies home for them.
Jones Rd., Houston, TX
Thanks to Warfab and Smith Bits for
joining the Tony's Tavern Lacrosse team this year.
Their sponsorships will help us in our continued goal to
dominate the GCLA.