8/4/2015 0 Comments
Fortunately, for Alpine PT’s ‘C-Leaguered’ soccer team, the season over. This year was not your typical 9 weeks of after-work-recreational fun with co-workers and friends. Alpine’s team had an inordinate amount of challenges: a multitude of injuries, a mid-season divorce between two team mates, a red card for fighting, and more losses than wins. As the captain, this made for an inordinate amount of weekly challenges getting 11 people on the field for 9 weeks in a row. Fortunately, we expanded the team to 27 players (15 of which were new to our typical field squad) to account for a chronic shortage of players throughout the summer vacation/divorce/work demands/pregnancies /sickness & injury-prone season. We are also pleased to welcome a healthy baby to a lovely set of new parents/old friends on our team. Congratulations Brett and Katie Cuniff, on the new addition, Connor Patrick stepping into this world at 10 lbs 4 oz. 21″ long.
Missoula summer soccer, you gotta’ love it! Despite the experienced player shortages, we brought a lot of new adult players out for “true” C-league soccer that hadn’t kicked a ball since grade school and had a fantastic time meeting and recreating after work.
We thank Alpine PT for sponsoring our stellar team again this summer. This is the 5th year Alpine PT put together a fine group of PT’s, PT aides, lawyers, grad students, fire fighters, dental hygienists, etc to come out for an after-work kick in the grass. We will look forward to a better summer next year with a few less challenges.
The ‘C-Leaguered’ Alpine PT team has finished their final game for the season with mixed emotions. We had a strong season, then capitulated early in the tournament with a few unlucky kicks in the final moments of our last game. We ended the season with a balanced tally of 4 wins, 3 ties and 4 losses… and many awesome evenings of grass-kickin’ good times on the field.
This year we had many returning players from years past that nicely balanced out our new handful of Alpine staff and friends to the Missoula Parks and Recreation C League. Their were no injuries, no yellow or red cards, no field brawls, but a lot of semi-competitive/fully-recreational soccer games. We thank Alpine Physical Therapy for another fantastic year of sponsoring our soccer team and commend this business for supporting after-work, team-building, as well as health and fitness endeavors.
We have a lot to work on for the years to come and look forward to a cooler fall season of upcoming soccer.
Here’s this year’s team picture!
We’re proud to be the annual sponsors of the The Core Studio soccer team. Here’s an exciting update from team cap’n Travis Dye.
The season got off to a great start with wins in our first six games. Week 7 was a showdown between two 6-0 teams for sole possession of first place. Unfortunately, we had several players who were unable to make it for the game. We were able to field a full team, but were short on subs on a warm day while the other team had close to a full set of replacements on the sideline. We battled to a 1-1 tie at the half, but fatigue and their superior numbers ultimately got the best of us in a 4-1 loss.
Work schedules and vacations made July a bit of a rough stretch for numbers, but we managed to close out the season with one win, one loss, and one tie. Our last game, a 4-4 tie, included a second-half comeback from a 4-1 deficit and gave us momentum that we were able to carry into the post-season tournament. We finished the regular season 7-2-1, which was good for the second seed into the tournament and was our best record in several years, if not the best ever.
We scored the most goals out of the eight teams in the league and gave up the second fewest. Most importantly, everyone had fun and no one was seriously injured.
Our tournament started this past Monday and we were able to get back to our winning ways with a 6-2 victory. We play again on Monday, August 4 with a berth in the August 11 championship game on the line. Except for our goalie who sustained a bruised heel in the final regular season game and another player who is off to Indonesia, we should be at full strength for this week’s match-up. I’ll keep you posted on the outcome.
Thank you again for helping sponsor the team. All of the players have expressed their gratitude that you were willing to help pick up the cost of fielding the team.
Special thanks to Ron Veilleux of MT Ergo Fit for sending this note of thanks for the annual sponsorship by The Core Studio at Alpine on behalf of one of our favorite soccer teams in all of Montana!
I wanted to pass on a group “Thank you” from our Soccer bunch this summer. As per usual the team picture (below) is not the best (sun in the eyes, several players missing), but The Core Studio’s support of our soccer team is very much appreciated. We have a few players over 40 now and a few others that are close to the magic number. At 43, I am happy to be able to still run around and compete with some of the young pups on the other squads. Much of my ability to do so comes from the advice, exercises, and hands-on therapy that I have received from your staff over the years. I know a few of the other teammates also would give a kudos the Alpinestaff for assistance they have received.
Thank you again for your support!
7/17/2013 0 Comments
Missoula sports fans! Another note from the muddy Captain’s Log.
The C-Leaguered Alpine PT kickers have returned to Summer Co-Rec. league soccer for their 4th year this year. 2013 is shaping up to be a ‘well-balanced’ year on the win – loss ratio. We’ve encountered a few teams with the not-so-C-league-level strikers [READ: illegal A-league collegiate players] that have shown us that our defensive line has a few areas to improve… and we’ve had our share of jubilant victories. Staying in the middle of the pack, growing as a team, and having fun, our strongest suit.
This year we have a bunch of new and returning Alpine Physical Therapy employee players rounding out the fantastic team. Kaylin Fairbanks, our new-grad DPT has been showing us her Mid-Montana “plowgirl” skills. Liz Doherty & Laura Porisch, two of our rockstar Alpine PT aides have also been representing their soccer prowess and bringing the heat to the mid-field. This year’s “Alpine Ultimate Soccer Mom” award goes to Antara Quiñones, DPT. She’s been bringing her new son, Javier and bad-daddy husband/sweeper-come-keeper, Francisco, out for the fair weather games. We’re still hoping Antara remembers the Capri Suns and orange wedges next week. We have many more awesome and unmentioned for blog’able brevity sake players. Just check out the picture, or better yet come out for spectating a game to see them in action.
Thank you to the Alpine PT management team for sponsoring our team for the fourth year in a row. We are sincerely appreciative to have a generous team sponsor to bring together our great crew for after-work, co-recreational fun and team work.
– Captain PT, Brace Hayden
Ahem, Missoula sports fans! A note from the dusty Captain’s Log.
Here is some news-worthy-yet-slightly-delayed-BIG=event-local-sports-news you might have missed in the popular press.
While the fires burned up Western Idaho and gave our fair valley town an apocalyptic grey hue this fall, the Alpine Physical Therapy soccer team coughed and scored their way to the Missoula CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Granted, this was Co-Rec C-League, but it was the first time our motley mix of superstars and under-novas had a shot at the highly-acclaimed champion title. We could have been the 2012 contenders! We lost by a cheap point, but we had an awesome kick in the grass getting there.
This year we had two new sideline baby mascots, Charlie Schmidt and Logan Vap, who were certainly inspiring young additions to the team. Sam Schmidt (formerly Sam Schoeneman) and her husband Carey provided baby Charlie (bottom left of team photo) and Angela Listug-Vap & her husband Mitch provided wee baby Logan (not pictured).
Fielding a team of 11+ soccer players during the busy summer-come-autumn months is never a consistent, predictable, or easy task for a captain, but team Alpine PT was fortunate to have a dearth of willing and available soccer talent to draw from our fine community.
The C-Leaguered (but not too B-leaguered) team has been playing together in some randomized incarnation for three years. Without question, 2012 was the year we had it all: the mojo, the defensive tenacity, a goal keeper that wasn’t afraid of bringing his hockey skills out of the penalty box into soccer’s 18-yard penalty box, and the offensive passing game to get on the top score board.
Thank you to the Alpine PT management team for sponsoring our team for the third year in a row. We are dearly appreciative to have a generous team sponsor to bring together a great crew for after-work, co-recreational fun and team work.
Watch out Missoula . . . in 2013, Alpine PT’s “C-Leaguered” is coming back!
Signing off . . . for now:
Captain PT, Brace Hayden
From Team Cap’n, Brace Hayden . . .
Come cheer on the Alpine PT “C-Leaguered” Soccer team. As we expected unexpectedly, we’ve made it to the CHAMPIONSHIP GAME!
The game starts next Thursday, August 30th, at 6:30 pm. We’ll be in full color and gear at Playfair Park (the fields between Splash Montana and the softball fields).
Wear some Alpine green. Bring a beverage and your pom-poms (Antara & Linsy!). Alpine PT “temporary tattoos” (skull and crossbones, kidding!) will be on hand for the true-spirited fans.
Hope to see you there!
Hello Team Alpine!
Nice work out there last week. I think we have the makings for a pretty sweet team. I look forward to more game time to hone our passing skillz and relative field positions.
Kudos to Angela Listug-Vap for taking (at least one of) our sweet team pictures and getting some action shots.
Alpine PT did pony up the lion’s share of the league regulation fee, but I’d like everyone to bring $14 for a snazzy new green T-shirt to promote Missoula’s greatest PT clinic, Alpine Physical Therapy.
Cheers to you all.
We’ll look forward to seeing you out the Rick Bean S. E. Fields by Community Med Ctr. @ 7:15 on Thur.
Brent Dodge is the founding owner of Alpine Physical Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. He holds additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Physical Therapy, and Strength and Conditioning.
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