Madcow's 2008 regionals campaign began in pool play with a game against XMN
. Ben "Biz" Sage
got the team started right, scoring two early goals as Cow grabbed a few quick breaks for an early lead. Whenever the offense took the field it was able to score quickly, and the defense continued to make life difficult for XMN, leading to a 7-3 advantage at half. The second half was largely more of the same, with the O converting efficiently and the D pressuring every throw. Neil "the best player in Japan" Pallaver
and Paul "I almost cut two of my fingers off the other day" Zaleski
both made their presence felt on the D line, with Pallaver getting a couple D’s (not to mention a lay-out D that was called back on a fairly weak foul) and both players cutting effectively once XMN turned it over. Though the O got a bit sloppy down the stretch and gave a break back, the D continued to accumulate breaks. When XMN staved off game point by holding on O, the Madcow offense came out and worked the disc down the field, with Jimmy “Jimma” Hughes
finding Phil "Robocop" Roebuck
in the endzone with a hammer to end the game. Final score: Madcow 13, XMN 7.
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