The Steamrollers kicked off the calendar year with two games away from home. One day removed from the end of winter break, the team started slow as the rust was being shaken off but gradually raised the intensity as we were reminded of what’s to come in summer. The scores were as follows:
San Jose Steamrollers 3 – 0 San Jose Flash
San Jose Steamrollers 2 – 0 BORP Crushers
After this week’s set of games the team is at 10-2-2 for the season. Go Steam go!
With a long drive to Glendale the Steamrollers played the SoCal Vaqueros. We played in a two day tournament with great games. Unfortunately we did not have two of our starters, but as a team we played strong without them. All of our games, we played hard and strong to figure out are game plan. Throughout the games we tried different strategies to get our team into good opportunities to score. The first game we lost 2-3. Then we had a short break before strapping back in to our chairs to do it again. The second game was a tied game at 2-2. We went back to the hotel and then the next day we woke up and played again. After two hard well battled games by both teams, we had scores of 0-0 and 1-2. I want to thank the SoCal Vaqueros for hosting a great tournament. This year we been focusing on playing better as a unit, so I want to recognize Sid, Chris, and Frankie for their significant contributions.
A Good Start to November’s Games!
We started the day with being stuck in terrible traffic due to an oil spill on highway 80. Once we all got to the gym, we started grouping up as a team and getting warmed up. Our first game was against the BORB Crushers; battling back and forth for awhile, we finally put one in the goal. We kept pushing forward by using a team effort, moving down and passing through the open lanes. It was a long game of going back and forth, but skillfully working the court together and using different plays, the Steamrollers took a win of 3-0.
The second game was a great game against the Fresno Ghostriderz. It was a fun and fast paced game. As a “team” we took the right opportunities and made some good plays. As the level of competition progressed in the game, so did the playful joking around between the two teams. The final score was 4-0 with another win for the Steamrollers.
Thanks to BORP for hosting the tournament.