Tourney

East Cobb plays some sports at Shootout for Soldiers Atlanta

The Hogs had a solid outing at Shootout for Soldiers Atlanta at Kennesaw Mountain this past weekend. 

The club and its friends and family raised over $3,100 - and brought 25+ players to the event this year. Three players - Spencer Pursley, Patrick Cheney and Phil Seo took the crown for fundraising - generating $2,000 in contributions between the three of them. The event itself raised over $60,000 for our veterans. 

The club "won" our hour - 8-3 - which probably counts for something somewhere. Solid portion of the squad stuck around for "after hours" and played until about 4:00 AM. Shoutout to the Original Gigantor, Mike Voso, for trampling attackmen, Mike Matthews for style points (silky goals all day) and Mike Montgomery for ugliest shorts (and solid netminding). 

Squad Pic - Rupert Hoggington came along for the ride. 

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Hoggingtons Conquer First Sugarloaf Shootout

Hoggington Conquest!

Belated write-up here... A sharp looking East Cobb Box Squad stepped on the floor for the first time on March 24th and 25th at the Infinite Energy Arena in Suwanee, GA - the home barn for the Georgia Swarm. The Hog's were undefeated in open play and took the cup vs. the Nashville Ostriches. The squad had wicked new members - just a few national champions and a very large midfielder who played at Duke...

Tourney MVPs received some new Gnomeware for killing it during the tournament:

Offense MVP:     Dan Eipp - Forward [Ninja Gnome]

Defense MVP:     Jon Gill - Defense [Grumpy Gnome]

Tourney MVP:     John McLaughlin - Goaltender [Sasquatch]

Box Lacrosse will continue to be a solid part of what East Cobb does going forward - be on the lookout for Fall Box with ECLC!

More images of the tourney are here.

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Rupert Hoggington himself

 Pat and Myles

Pat and Myles

 The Offense

The Offense

 First Ever East Cobb Tourney Champions

First Ever East Cobb Tourney Champions

Hogs finish 2017 Season at Myrtle Beach's Swamp Fox Shootout

Wicked good time, huge performance out of the squad - in the 'Ship but came up short in OT. That OT was hard earned - we were down 6-2 and scored 4 unanswered goals, including a buzzer beater by Casey Minick at full time. Stout goaltending by Matt Sommerfeldt and clutch goals by Casey and Clark Akers kept us in it. 

Here are some milestones: 
1- First ever East Cobb shutout of a team (Dirty Myrtle) - 17 - 0
2- First ever 7 game tournament. 6:1
3- 62 gf vs 30 ga
4- At least 150 beers consumed at the Hog Manor

We were better than the team we lost to - just came up short. We also played 3! games on the day before the Ship - including one "by accident" vs. the Jacksonville Juice. That said, we brought 20 players to Myrtle and I'd say everyone had a damn good time. All pics are here.

Your MVPs:

Godzilla:
Tournament MVP
Matt Sommerfeldt

Sam Jackson:
Defense MVP
Erick Swinton
Hon. Mention: Justin Session, Matt Trinkle, Nick Mastro, Brian Stellwag

Tony Montana: 
Offensive MVPs
Casey Minick
Richie Greenough
Hon. Mention: Estefan Lucio, Clark Akers, Jake Salazar

Lot of new players hit the field for East Cobb this past weekend:
Brad Howell - Attack
Clark Akers - Attack
Jake Salazar - Attack
Mike Bush - Midfield
Brian Stellwag - LSM
Nick Mastro - LSM
Erick Swinton - Defense

 Myrtle Squadzilla

Myrtle Squadzilla

 17 - 0... Their unis were still on point.

17 - 0... Their unis were still on point.

 Casey and Clark on point.

Casey and Clark on point.

 A selfie being taken inside of a selfie

A selfie being taken inside of a selfie

 Sorry, no goals for you.

Sorry, no goals for you.

 MVPs (Richie is invisible in this pic)

MVPs (Richie is invisible in this pic)