What a season! After a 3-0-0 start, the Optimum Nutrition Team ran into resurgent Ballydoyle and Quigley's teams and finished the season in 1st Place with a record of 3-2-1 as compared to Ballydoyle at 2-2-2 and Quigley's at 1-2-3. ON started strong getting a meaningful 5 point lead. Quigley's not only battled back but then itself took a 4 point lead. ON battled back to a tie and, with 10 seconds on the clock Quigley's Clément Chiesa made a nice pass to Ruaíri Conaghan (who had been lighting ON up all night) who put a nicely placed shot on goal taking the lead 16-15. Needing the victory to force a playoff with Ballydoyle, Quigley's did what it needed to do. With the game seemingly over, a quick puck out down the right side was snagged by Brett Johnson of ON with 1.5 seconds to go, who made a quick move to his left and put the sliotar in the back of the net just before the buzzer sounded, tying the match! Quigley's played a remarkable game, fighting and scrapping on both ends of the court. In honesty, they earned the win! If not for the last minute heroics of #13, there would be a playoff between Ballydoyle and Quigley's with the victor taking on ON for the cup. Instead, the game ended 16-16 and the tie ended Quigley's chances for the 2015 indoor title. The championship game will be held outdoors and a date will be provided as soon as it is set. Great season by all!
Indoor Regular Season Ends
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