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This is a big weekend for your San Francisco Dogfish, ladies and gentlemen. After a few losses in a row, we’ve never seen them hungrier as they prepare for a pair of exciting away games up north beyond the wall. This is only their second time on the road with fresh legs and a new opponent on the way. I think we can all expect some pleasant surprises.
By the way, did we mention the MLU’s Travel Coordinator is named Ian McClellan? No seriously. Why the players are still riding planes instead of eagles is beyond me.
To start the weekend off, the Dogfish will once again face the Vancouver Nighthawks in a game that will truly be an interesting showdown. We saw the Dogfish play some of their best ultimate in the home opener against the Nighthawks, coming away with a 21-12 victory. In fact, the first half of that game was the lowest scoring half the Nighthawks have had all season, which holds testament to the monster defense we consistently see from players like Thomas Pineda, Jamie Sheridan and Devon Williams. (There have been rumors that Devon Williams can fly; which most of his blocks and goals have proven thus far.) As long as their offense can maintain possession and lessen the number or turnovers we’ve seen, the Dogfish are looking to continue their victorious ways against the Nighthawks. Tune in to MLU Live tomorrow (Saturday May 21) at 6pm PT to catch the game as in real time.
On Sunday, the Dogfish are looking to make it rain out in Seattle with their second game against the Rainmakers. This game will prove to be a little trickier for the ‘Fish. The Rainmaker’s defensive line is looking quite strong, with playmakers like Cam Bailey and Evan Klein putting up big numbers on the stat board with blocks. While the Dogfish’s defensive line has been a consistent threat to any team they have faced, the offensive line has been making adjustments and tweaks that we need to see against the Emerald City. Get ready for a good game, folks. Hit up MLU Live on Sunday, May 22 at 1pm PT to watch the ‘Fish in action.
If you’re as eager to watch our boys take down the north as I am in either of those games, make sure you turn in this weekend. MLU Live is where it’s at.
San Fransisco most definitely still have their eyes on the prize. If the ‘Fish can win both their games this weekend (returning home with a 3-3 record) and a win against the Rainmakers, they will be in second place in the Western Conference and on pace to the playoffs. Tight.