October 2, 2008 · Updated 10:04 PM
Moo Chili Llamas in driver's seat against Mazaratis
Snoqualmie's own Moo Chili Llamas (Boys U-11) out-drove
the Mazaratis 2 to 1 in their first American Cup game. The Mazaratis
of Issaquah took the early lead with a quick goal against the Llamas.
Early in the second half, Marshall Lloyd sparked the comeback with a
nutmeg-spin move to beat the last defender and score the Moo's first goal of the game.
Meanwhile, Mackenzie Donnell kept the Mazaratis scoreless throughout
the second half. Donnell stopped a lot of big shots from the Issaquah team.
The winning goal came off the foot of Jeff Chapman with about 15
minutes left in the game. Chapman drove on the Mazaratis from the right
wing and scored with a blast into the top of the net for the game winner. The
battle in the midfield trenches was nerve-wracking for the parents, but the
Moo Chili's held on with great defense on the part of Taylor Wise,
Marcus Holstine, Nick Poskitt, and Jordan Kowalsky.
"I was so nervous I had to go sit in the car," said team mom,
Next week the Moo Chili Llamas take on the Blue Tornados of Bellevue.
Snoqualmie Wildcats, Sandy Koufax 13-year-olds, is holding
tryouts for vacant positions. Contact Harvey at (425) 888-4486, Ed at
(425) 888-3874, or Dave at (425) 888-3134.