2013 Read Cup Review
The 2013 Victorian Box Lacrosse League 2013 season wound up on Saturday night out at Puckhandlers in Reservoir , with Rage versus Thunder playing off for the bronze medal game and last years Premiers, Storm, playing off against Fury for the Read Cup.
The early game was played in a competitive style, with Rage looking to have the edge on experience in the goal scoring line. In keeping Thunder scoreless in the first period and Rage piling on 6 unanswered goals in the first period, the game was always going to be out of reach for the Thunder. Although struggling to hit the net, Thunder continued to battle hard against the odds, finally going down 21 to 7 at the final buzzer.
The season was difficult for Thunder, with a number of experienced players not available on a number of nights, the season proved to be a great learning curve for their younger players, who will all benefit from the experience for the future.
Rage, again was unable to put their best team on the court for most of the season, but when all were available, the team were able to put in some very creditable efforts during the season.
Final Score: Rage 21 def. Thunder 7
The final between Storm and Fury started at a furious pace with Fury paying a high price for some wild checking, finding themselves 2-5 down at the end of the first period.
The second period settled down to some hard and fast action and with the help of some excellent goal keeping by the Storm Goalie and some fine shooting by their attack players, Storm doubled the score to lead 10-4 at the final change.
Following some great saves by both goalkeepers in the final period, the Fury were unable to gain on the scoreboard, with the Storm finally taking out their second Read Cup in 2 years.
Final Score: Storm 14 def. Fury 7
Scorers in the game;
Storm; M.Hyde 5, C.Smythe 3,K.Nyberg 2, S.Koppins 2, , D.GAL 1-2, C. MacLaughlin 1,
P.Kwas 0-1, R.Gorr 0-1.
Fury; T.Fry 3, C.Hall 2, L.Lutteri 1-1, T. Ratje 1.
The 2013 Indoor All Star team was;
T.Brennan, L.. Mackinnon, J.Arambatzis, D. Mentiplay, S.Filliponi, C.Hall.