With another great season of Soccer 8’s at Northeast Metro Park and Southeast Metro Park underway, it has been great to see the mix of new players and veterans competing and having fun on the field. Don’t forget to snap fun photos at the field, Craftsman, and Little Woodrow’s Tech Ridge, then share with #AustinSSC for a chance to win the pic of the week!
Welcome new Footballers to ASSC Thursday Soccer 8s at SEMP! New jerseys, new team names, new players …… same great league, same great vibe and same great camaraderie! Let’s take a look at how it all played out on the first Thursday night of the season:
In The Corner Kickin It started the season strong with a dominating game against About To Get Messi. They scored right away as the first half got under way. They showed their strong defense right off the bat allowing zero goals for About To Get Messi in the first half. Second half, In The Corner Kickin It showed no mercy and continued to pile up the goals. When the dust settled, they took the 7-0 victory with ease! Wow!
Next up, Spread The Cheeky took on Chicken Noodle Soup in a battle of defenses. Both teams held tight throughout the first half but started to gel a bit more in the second. Chick Noodle Soup scored first off a nice cross to the middle. SCORE!! They followed that up with a nifty header off a corner kick. SCORE!! Finally, they got busy in a fury in front of the net and managed to squeeze another one in the corner. SCORE!! Spread The Cheeky never gave up and managed to score a nice one late in the game but…..too little…..too late. Final score, 3-1 for The Soup!
Final game of the night, Gateway to the Weekend went up against Happy Hour Heroes. First half was neck and neck with Gateway to the Weekend taking the lead by a couple of goals right off the bat. Shortly before the half, however, Happy Hour Heroes had a really nice streak scoring two goals in the last 3 minutes to tie it up going into the half. Second half just 3 minutes in, Happy Hour Heroes made an amazing female goal, giving them the lead for the first time all game….. 5-3. Gateway to the Weekend pushed hard the rest of the game but only scored 1 more male goal making the final score 5-4, Happy Hour Heroes. What a game!!!
After the opener, it was Happy Hour time at Craftsman to welcome the new teams and throw down some new challenges for the new season. With lots of Bud Lights on hand and players looking to quench their thirst, Craftsman was the place to be. See you all again next week!
Who was pitchin’ fits on the football pitch at SEMP Tuesday night? Let’s list it out to see who came out on top in ASSC’s Soccer 8s League!
Dances with Wolves had no chance against Centaur Forwards. It was a pounding, to say the least with Centaur Forwards taking the 12-2 win. We had headers, corner kicks and breakaways from chicks and dudes……everyone was scoring from everywhere!
Sports Brahs also had a strong showing against That Escalated Quickly with an easy 7-2 victory.
In a much closer game, Stonecutters faced Small Hands Big Kicks where goals for either team were hard to find. The game was scoreless until late in the game when Stonecutters managed to sneak one in to take the 1-0 win. Nice!
Dominators definitely lived up to their name, smothering Muells Old Boys & Girls 10-4! Yikes!
Next up, Feets of Strength won a close one against The Shins. Both teams scored early in the first half and took a 1-1 tie into the half. It wasn’t until late in the second half that The Shins had some nifty passing that resulted in the game winner. Final score, 2-1 for Feets of Strength!
Cheery Red Tomatoes had another strong night, taking on Fire Emoji on field 2. The Tomatoes scored early and often with a strong defense that held Fire Emoji to only one goal for the night. In the end, Cheery Red Tomatoes 6 and Fire Emoji 1.
Over on Field 4, Money Shots vs Droo’s Kids. This was a very even match up with both teams bringing in winning records. First half Money Shots had the money and the shot, scoring a female goal in the first 7 mins. Half time saw Money Shots ahead 2-0. Second half Droo’s Kids got a lucky break and had a penalty kick with just 6 mins left. They wisely chose a female to take the shot and she drilled in the tying score! Final score, 2-2 tie! Nicely done!
In another great game, Bayer Neverlusen vs Gooooaaaallll. First half Gooooaaaallllkept most of the pressure on only giving Bayer a couple of chances on goal. Gooooaaaallll, however, was able to sneak one in just before the half. Second half things heated up with Bayer tying the game up right away and starting to control the game. Once tied up, Gooooaaaallll started pressing again and scored another goal with 10 minutes remaining, taking back the lead. Bayer followed right behind, tying it back up with just 4 minutes later off a fast break. The game was tied up again, with only a few minutes left. Out of nowhere, Gooooaaaallll scores again to take the 3-2 win! Awesome!
After the games, everyone headed over to Craftsman for happy hour, enjoying hot food and cold libations. Let’s do it all again next week!
It may not be World Cup but it’s the next best thing……ASSC Soccer 8s Championships!
All the teams worked hard this season to get to this point, so let’s see who ended up hoisting the Championship Banner out at SEMP!
In the games leading up to the semi finals, Pitches Be Crazy took on the heavy hitters from Happy Hour Heroes. Pitches Be Crazy must have already had their mind on the happy hour after the game instead of the one they were facing on the field! Happy Hour Heroes posted 6 goals to none for Pitches Be Crazy! That’s Cray-Cray!
In a much tighter battle, The Amigos went up against The Butt Kickers in a closely contested match. Both teams exchanged goals through the entire game. Lots of tight defenses and nifty shooting from both sides but, when the final whistle blew, they were still knotted in a tie. Game ends, 3-3. Dang it!
In the first semi final game, the always powerful Dream Team played the unpredictable Spread The Cheeky. Dream Team tacked one on early to take the lead and hold it until half time. The second half started slow for both teams with not many shots on goal, but then Dream Team hit their stride. They scored a nice one in the corner of the net and made another one from a nice pass on a cross. Final score, 3-0 with Dream Team headed to the Finals!
In the other half of the draw, In The Corner Kicking took on Multiple Scoregasms. This was a super close game with Multiple Scorgasms getting their first goal with 10 minutes remaining in the half. They nearly held off In The Corner Kicking except in the last minute when Corner Kicking got the perfect chance and scored, tying it up with 1 apiece going into the half. Second half had lots of back and forth but neither team could score forcing the ultimate……a shoot out to determine the winner!!
In the shoot out Multiple Scorgasms went first making their first three shots while In The Corner Kicking missed their third. Multiple Scorgasms then missed their fourth attempt and In The Corner Kicking made theirs, tying it back up going into the 5th and final kicks. OMG this is exciting!!! Multiple Scorgasms made theirs putting all the pressure on In The Corner Kicking. They had their Keeper take the final shot so it was Keeper vs Keeper! Multiple Scoregasms Keeper blocked it for an amazing win!! Wow!
So, the stage was set, Multiple Scorgasms vs Dream Team. Dream Team came out strong scoring in the first two minutes of the match. Multiple Scorgasms now down by one with the wind at their back, were able to score and take the 1-1 tie into the half.
In the final half, once again Dream Team came out attacking and scored a quick goal to take back the lead. Dream Team continued to press using the wind to their advantage but were unable to find the back of the net for another goal. Multiple Scorgasms, on the other hand, were battling hard and fought to tie it back up. As the clock ticked down, Dream Team was able to hold on for the 2-1 win and take the Championship Banner for the title!! Yaw-Hoo……what a great game!
What a great season and the teams wasted no time heading over to Craftsman for cold libations and warm vittles! Everyone had a great time hanging out eating tacos, playing corn hole and socializing and toasting to the season’s new Champs…..Dream Team! Come join us next time for another exciting season on the pitch with ASSC Soccer 8s!
Looking for some excitement on Wednesday nights in Austin? Well, head north for some ASSC Soccer 8’s action at Northeast Metro Park! Let’s see how it all went down this last week:
Son of a Pitch took on the powerful team, TETZHU over on field 7. TETZHU took the early lead with some nifty passing and goal scoring. They took a nice three goal cushion into the first half with Son of a Pitch still trying to find their game. They did manage to score two quick goals to at least get on the board, but TETZHU added more of their own to take the 6-2 easy win.
No Hands! had a nice night racking up two dominant wins to keep their place high up on the leader board. They managed to blank out Win & Tonic 5-0 and also knocked out Back That Pass Up 3-0. Now that is some strong defense!! Nice!
Next up, Ballsagna vs Lets Get Messi. First half Let’s Get Messi came out strong scoring a goal in the first five mins. While Ballsagna got off to a slow start scoring their first goal to tie up the game just before the half. Second half, Ballsagna was the team to start out strong, scoring two goals in the first three minutes of the half, giving them the lead for the first time. But Let’s Get Messi was not about to let the game get away and scored two goals of their own to tie up the game again! With just minutes left, Ballsagna scores again, making the final score 4-3! Wow….what a game!
Beercelona took on the fierce Drunk Flamingos in an epic game of back and forth. Once again, the winning shot fell just before the final whistle blew, giving Drunk Flamingos the 3-2 win! Whew!
In the final game of the night, Beercelona went up against Juanito & The Marimba Orquestra to see who would be the last team standing. Beercelona had just finished playing a tough game while Juanita was missing a girl and had to play down. First half was scoreless with lots of back and forth play. Second half still scoreless until late in the game when both teams punched one in, not more than 1 minute apart! Game ends in 1-1 tie! Just goes to show, you never know what’s going to happen in ASSC soccer sometimes until the last seconds of the game!
As always, teams headed over to Little Woodrow’s Tech Ridge for some hot food and cool brews to size each other up, off the field. With the playoffs just around the corner, we’ll see who will be the leaders and who will be the followers. Come join us next week for more awesome soccer up north!
Ewww Weee…..it’s hot outside! The weather and the pitch are both burnin’ up and here’s how it all went down on the first night of the summer ASSC Soccer 8s season at SEMP:
Centaur Forwards couldn’t seem to get much going as they struggled a bit on both offense and defense. It didn’t help when Droo’s Kids looked like they were already in mid season form. They showed some nifty passing and were able to finish out some nice attempts on goal to take the win, 4-0 to start the season. Nicely done!
Next up, Sports Brahs took on Feets of Strength in a closely fought battle that was anybody’s game. Half time showed no goals by either team, but a couple of nice attempts that barely missed the back of the net. Feets of Strength scored right off the bat in the second half and saved one more for the final minute of the game, taking the win, 2-0.
The new indie team, Cheery Red Tomatoes was having a blast and enjoying their inaugural game in the new league. They took on Small Hands Big Kicks in an exciting opener with both teams getting to know each other again and gelling as a team. In the end, Small Hands took the win 4-1 but we can’t wait to see what Cheery Red Tomatoes shows us next week!
Money Shots clobbered Dances with Wolves 8-0! It’s an understatement to say all their shots were money but, they made goals from the left side….the right side….and right down the middle! They had not missed a step since last season so they are a team to be reckoned with this season!
The Shins went up against another new team to the league, That Escalated Quickly. The Shins have been around for awhile and it showed with some nifty passing and solid defense to take the win, 5-1. Nice!
In more action, Stone cutters took on Fire Emoji in a crazy game of goal after goal after goal! Unfortunately for Stonecutters, the goals all came from Fire Emoji! Their defense stole more balls than an equipment intern for the MLS league! Steals equaled goals with Fire Emoji taking the easy win 10-0! Ouch!
Bayer Neverlusen was crushing Muells Old Boys & Girls but still found the time to be social by having some fun along the way. Bayer Neverlusen was heavy on sportsmanship and heavy on the goals taking the 5-1 victory for the night! Great camaraderie!
Finally, the best game of the night was GOOOOAAAALLLLL vs Dominators. First half GOOOOAAAALLLLL dominated scoring one male goal and one female goal putting them up 3-0 at half time. Second half Dominators took control and scored a male goal and a female goal in the first 5 minutes, tying up the game at 3 apiece. The rest of the game went back and forth with both teams getting some great chances but neither team able to break it open. Game ended in a 3-3 tie! We hate ties!!
After the games, everyone headed over to Craftsman to welcome the new players and catch up with the old ones. There were lots of brewskies thrown down as well as challenges for next week. Come see what all the excitement is about next Tuesday night at SEMP for ASSC soccer!
Are you jonesin’ for some World Cup Soccer of your own? Head on over to NEMP on Wednesday nights and catch some of the local soccer instead! Here are some of the highlights from our own action on the pitch:
What Ball and Boujee lacked in talent, they sure made up for it in spirit! They had a tough night but never stopped with the fun and sportsmanship! Dream Killerz did just that with B & B in their first game of the night. Dream kKillerz scored first, second, third and then finally fourth. But, never fear, B & B did manage to put one in the net late to save them from the ultimate goose egg! Next up, Son of a Pitch had their way with the orange jersey’d B & B. When it was all said and done, 7 goals for Son of a Pitch but B & B did manage one goal of their own, again avoiding the shut out. Ouch!
Son of a pitch vs Dream Killerz was an amazing game between two of ASSC’s best teams. First half Dream Killerz scored the first goal off a cross that was finished with a header. Son of a Pitch scored their first goal right away keeping the game tied and letting the other team know they came to compete! Both teams added 2 more goals by halftime, with one of those goals coming from a female taking it to 4-3, Son of a pitch. Second half things heated up with Son of a pitch scoring another goal right out of the gate, giving them a 2 point lead. Dream killers realizing that they are now in serous danger of loosing their first game stepped it up and soon scored a male goal fallowed by a female goal to take back the lead! Both teams were really pushing hard when Dream Killerz scores another male goal giving them a 2 point lead. They are not able to relax though because Son of a pitch was pushing for a female goal to tie it back up. There were several great chances that were either blocked by the keeper or went wide, taking the final score to 7-5, Dream Killerz. What an awesome game!!
Next up, Let’s Get Messi vs Juanito & The Marimba Orquestra was a closer game than the score showed. There was lots, and lots of possession changes in this game, hence lots of running! Both teams were a bit gassed in the end but Let’s Get Messi took home 4 goals and Juanito & The Marimba Orquestra only managed 1. Great game though!
Speaking of awesome games, No Hands! vs Let’s Get Messi was a thriller! First half was scoreless with both teams really giving it their all. Having already played a grueling game, Let’s Get Messi was at a big disadvantage and was running out of gas from the start of the match, allowing No Hands! to control the game. Second half only 1 goal was scored and it was off an amazing 30 yard shot by a mega-star female, sailing right over the keeper’s finger tips! Final score 2-0 No Hands! WOW!!
Although somewhat sober, Drunk Flamingos sort of lived up to their team name, only able to score 1 goal in both their games. They did, however, go up against some strong competitors with some prime offenses who knew how to score! Juanito & The Marimba Orquestra took the win at 2-0 and Back that Pass Up tacked up 8 goals for an 8-1 win! Ouch!!
Back That Pass Up continued their winning streak, but not by much against Win & Tonic. This game could have gone either way with both teams showing some nifty passing and stingy goal tending. In the end, Back That Pass Up 3, Win & Tonic 2! Nice!
Speaking of close games, Ballsagna and Beercelona ended the game as closely scored as you can get! Both teams scored early but….not often. In the end, 1-1 tie was how it all played out. Nobody likes a tie!!
Over on Field 7, TETZHU blanked Train Wreck 3-0 with some stellar passing and tight goal tending. Finally, Giddy Up creamed Footloose 7-0 to wrap things up for the night at NEMP.
After the games, it was off to Little Woodrow’s Tech Ridge for some hot pizza and ice cold Bud Lights! What a great way to cool off after some serious soccer…ASSC style!
It’s that time again……Thursday night at SEMP for ASSC Soccer…..are you feelin’ it?!
Let’s get right to it and look at the rundown of games from Thursday night:
The Amigos against Butt Kickers saw The Amigos get their first win of the season! In the first half, Butt Kickers came out on top having scored a nice female goal from way out, while The Amigos only managed a male goal making the score at the half 2-1. Second half things got interesting with The Amigos tying the game up right out of the gate, 2 all. They quickly followed that up with a nice, male goal to take it to 3-2. Butt Kickers tied it back up at 3 all, then they proceeded to run out of steam. Tired legs and winded lungs allowed them to let The Amigos go on a 3 goal scoring spree! One female and one male goal took the final to 6-3 for The Amigos! Great first win of the season!!
The Butt Kickers were not finished for the night lacing them up for Spread The Cheeky in game #2 of the night. This was a hard fought game with neither team giving in! Tough defense was an understatement with both teams only able to score a single goal. Too bad someone couldn’t take this one all the way but it was an awesome game to watch! Final score 1-1 tie!!
Happy Hour Heroes had a great game and a not so great game. In their first game, they got creamed by In the corner kickin it by a score of 2-6. Lots of offense and not much defense! They got their act together in their second game, however and took it to Pitches Be Crazy 6-1! Now that is a turnaround!
Speaking of whippin’ butt, Multiple Scorgasms had their way with Pitches Be Crazy! Pitches scored first but that was the last time they even sniffed the goal. Multiple Scorgasms scored often and easily from all areas of the field. Guys scored…..girls scored……everyone scored…..except Pitches Be Crazy! Final score…..Multiple Scorgasms 8 and Pitches Be Crazy 1. Wow!
Speaking of lopsided wins, Dream Team took it to The Amigos in the last game of the night. Dream Team’s first team scored a few then they put in the subs. They too scored at will and often. When the dust settled, it was Dream Team 9 and The Amigos 1. Another great offensive and defensive game by Dream Team!
Another night in the books and another successful night at Craftsman for happy hour after the games! Lots of bragging and brews were on hand with challenges thrown down for next week. We will be back….will you?!
It’s Wednesday night…..it must be ASSC Soccer night at NEMP! In case you missed it….here’s what went down:
Giddy Up vs TETZHU was a close one with some great defense and offense…..all in the same game! The game was tied going into the first half. It didn’t take long for the next score with TETZHU making a nifty female goal in the side pocket! Their defense held on for the 5-3 win. Nice!
Train Wreck vs Son of a Pitch was next up on the docket. This was another close game with both sides battling it out the entire game. In the last 2 minutes, Son of a PItch scored 2 more goals to take the 6-4 win.
Juanito & The Marimba Orquestra vs Ballsagna over on field 7 was quite the defensive battle. Both teams were held scoreless until the last 2 minutes of the game. Thanks to some awesome teamwork, Ballsagna took the 2-0 win to close out the night. Great game!
Ball and Boujee vs TETZHU leaned more to the lopsided……side! Using their first game as a warmup, TETZHU steam rolled to a 7-2 win! Goals came from both girls and guys…..everybody got in on the winning action!
Drunk Flamingos vs Win & Tonic was another awesome display in teamwork! Both teams had some nice setups on goal and finally managed to see the payoffs. Win & Tonic scored first and kept on scoring! Drunk Flamingos added a couple goals late but could never quite catch up. In the end, Win & Tonic took the 6-3 win!
Footloose vs Dream killerz was a high scoring affair, to say the least! Footloose got on the board first with a couple of scores but Dream killerz went on a scoring binge! 6 unanswered goals before Footloose could manage one of their own. Final score: 8-4 Dream killerz!
Back That Pass Up vs Let’s Get Messi in a closely fought game on the pitch. This was a close game where anybody could have taken the Dub-Yah. Score was tied going into the last couple of minutes before a female placed a nice shot in the corner of the net for the 6-4 win! Awesome!!
Win & Tonic vs Beercelona in a super awesome game where both teams made it look like a pro soccer game. Only one goal was scored the whole game and that was in the first half Win & Tonic got a male goal about halfway through the first half. Both teams had some awesome shots on goal and tons of ball movement, including excellent passing and great teamwork. Win & Tonic took the 1-0 win!
Ballsgna vs No Hands! This was an excellent game of great sportsmanship and some really awesome goals. First half both teams scored a male goal leaving it tied at the half with 1 apiece. In the second half, No Hands! scored an amazing female header, putting them up by 2 right away. Ballsagna was only able to get one male goal the second half but conceded they were beaten by an awesome play!. Final score, 3-2 No Hands!
As the night cooled down, everyone headed over to Little Woodrow’s Tech Ridge for some hot food and cold brews! Lots of reminiscing about the night’s excellent games whether they were winners or …… not winners! See you back out again next week!
Thursday night at SEMP….boy was it hot! Lots of sweat and lots of cool beverages with all the teams pulling out 2 games apiece. Let’s take a look at how it all went down:
Spread The Cheeky had a grueling night with 2 wins to show for it! They first took on Dream Team where the balls were flyin’ and goals were scorin’. Spread The Cheeky took the 6-2 Dub Yah easily.
Best game of the night was Happy Hour Heroes vs Spread the Cheeky. First half Cheeky had just enough energy left from their first game for 1 goal and they had to fight for it, scoring a really beautiful female goal in the 13th minute. Happy Hour Heroes had lots of good chances but every great shot was knocked away by the keeper of Spread The Cheeky. Game ended 2-0 in favor of Spread The Cheeky. Nice game!
After a rest between games, Dream Team came back strong against Pitches Be Crazy with a 7-1 whippin’. Nice comeback and awesome goal tending!
Multiple Scorgasms had an interesting night with a nice win and a lousy loss! They first took on The Butt Kickers and managed 6 awesome goals to Butt Kickers 2. They then took on In The Corner Kickin’ It and looked like a completely different team. The heat was sinking in and players were drained and looking for relief. Multiple Scorgasms couldn’t get revived enough and took the 0-3 loss. They were kind enough, however to share their beer throughout the rest of the night with other teams! Awesome sportsmanship!
Finally, In The Corner Kickin’ It took on The Amigos in the last game of the night. In The Corner Kickin’ It had just come off a strong win and the heat was sinking in. First half was tight with The Amigos holding their own. The second half was a different story with In The Corner Kickin’ It pouring on the goals! In the end, it was 5-1 with The Amigos taking the loss. Whew!
Looking for some relief from the heat, everyone headed over to Craftsman for some cold brews and tasty tacos and some stories to swap. Another great night for ASSC Soccer 8s…..let’s do it all again next week!