Ylvisaker Cup: Isla Carroll vs Lucchese


                  By Alex Webbe


As if it weren’t enough to score all eight of his team’s goals in regulation play, Isla Carroll’s Sugar Erskine converted a penalty shot in sudden-death overtime to capture a 9-8 win at the expense of a beleaguered Lucchese team.

Trailing 6-3 at halftime, Lucchese relied on three consecutive penalty goals from 9-goaler Mike Azzaro to tie the game at 6-6 in the fourth chukker.  Erskine got the last word in, however, scoring his seventh goal of the game for a 7-6 lead.

Lucchese’s Andres Weisz scored the only goal of the fifth chukker and tied it at 7-7 in the hotly contested match.

Azzaro continued to press for Lucchese in the sixth chukker, scoring his sixth goal of the game and giving them a narrow 8-7 lead.  Two more missed scoring opportunities by Lucchese were followed by another Erskine goal, evening the score and forcing the overtime period.

A ten-minute intermission was followed by furious play by both sides, opportunities gained opportunities lost.  Lucchese was whistled for a foul and a penalty shot was awarded to Isla Carroll.  Fittingly so, Sugar Erskine converted the shot for the 9-8 win.

Erskine scored all nine Isla Carroll goals while Mike Azzaro scored six times for Lucchese.  Andres Weisz added two goals for Lucchese in the loss.

Ylvisaker Cup action will continue on Saturday at 3pm with Tommy Lee Jones’ San Saba team taking on EFG Bank.