Barbary Coast Blog

BC Advances to NCLA Finals in 13-9 Win Over Marin

The first round of the NCLA playoffs found BC taking on Marin for the second time in two weeks and the fourth time this season.  The teams had previously traded wins: Marin won convincingly (9-3) in the first meeting, BC ran it back (8-6) in the next game, and Marin squeezed out an 8-7 win just last week. The semi-final game began in similar fashion, both teams executing well and trading goals throughout the first quarter.  Going goal-for-goal early on, the game was tied 5-5 halfway through the second quarter.  After one or two unpalatable calls, Marin unravelled a bit, with one of their...

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BC Falls to Marin in 8-7 Loss

BC and Marin met for the third time this season at Beach Chalet fields on Friday evening, June 2nd.  With a tied record of 1-1 in their 2017 encounters and playoffs rapidly approaching, the game was destined to be close. Marin came out ready to play and began firing early, relying on big saves by their goalie (who arrived at the game late and slightly bloodied from a motor-scooter accident en route to the evening's game) to turn defensive stands into offensive looks. Marin jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead over Barbary Coast in the first quarter. BC rallied behind big-time saves from goalie...

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BC 8 – East Bay 4

East Bay Athletic Club invited Barbary Coast for an off-schedule, mid-week friendly game in South San Francisco on May 31st.   An always talented team, East Bay has grown rapidly in its early several years in the NCLA and have been dominant in the league's B-Division.  BC and EastBay faced off earlier in the 2017 season for a regular season game as well. Heavy fog and limited field lighting made for a highly contested, transition-heavy game in which East Bay dominated the face-off X.  BC relied on  a strong defensive performance led by excellent goalie play from George Valenzuela and Matt...

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BC Fighting Its Way Back in 10-7 Win Over San Francisco LC

BC took the field against San Francisco Lacrosse Club in a chilly, mid-week game held later in the evening with an 8:00 pm start-time. The game started off with a bang, BC causing a turnover off the first face-off, snagging the GB, and executing several tic-tac-toe passes resulting in a behind-the-back goal from LSM Frank "Hitman" Cuneo, who returns to the field after being sidelined with an injury for 3 weeks. The Barbary face-off unit was tough to stop, Yosef Becher and Dick Lizards winning nearly all their first half draws to afford BC extra possessions. In an absolutely shocking turn of events,...

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BC Stops the Bleeding, Bounces Back from Loss Streak in Win vs. Marin

After 3 tough losses in a row, BC was able to turn the tide in a key 8-6 win over Marin Lacrosse Club in the teams' second meeting this season. This game marked the return of President and attackman Kevin Nguyen, fresh off the injury list, who quickly ran off with a hat-trick in the first quarter to give BC an early lead - welcome back, Senator Nguyen. The BC offense was supported by goals from Max Tcheyan, Colin Short, Kevin Busch, and a #VeryRare high-to-high goal, from Steve Caditz, from 18 yards.  In a post-game interview, Caditz confirmed that he was indeed aiming bottom left, but reported...

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