Round 16: Andrew Boswell vs. Justin Parnell
It’s a battle for Top 16 here in New Jersey. Can Andrew Boswell and G/W Aggro get there or will Justin Parnell and G/r Devotion stop the little creatures from beating him to death?
Andrew is all business.
Andrew reluctantly kept a six-card hand and kicked things off with an Experiment One off a Temple Garden and evolved it with a Voice of Resurgence while Justin played a tapped Stomping Ground. Justin answered with a Burning-Tree Emissary into a Voyaging Satyr so Andrew evolved his ooze with a centaur from Call of the Conclave and attacked with his team. Justin offered no blocks and played a Polukranos, World Eater.
Andrew used a Selesnya Charm to exile the hydra and attacked with all three creatures. Justin traded the Emissary with the Voice and fell to 7 while Andrew got an Elemental token. Andrew added a Sunblade Elf to his board and passed. Justin played a fourth land and two more Voyaging Satyrs and shipped the turn. Andrew played another Voice of Resurgence and a Soldier of the Pantheon and attacked with everything. Justin fell to 1 after using two Satyrs to block the Elf and one to chump the Elemental. Justin drew his card for the turn and scooped up his cards.
Andrew 1, Justin 0
Justin sees what Andrew’s made of..
Both players kept their openers and Justin led things off with an Elvish Mystic off a Forest while Andrew shocked himself with a Temple Garden to play an Experiment One. Justin played a Burning-Tree Emissary, but had nothing after it other than a tapped Stomping Ground. Andrew kept a card on top of his deck after playing Temple of Plenty then evolved his ooze with a Sunblade Elf. Andrew considered attacking, but passed the turn instead.
Justin landed a Polukranos ahead of schedule thanks to the Mystic, but Andrew had a Banishing Light for the hydra. Andrew attacked with his 2/2s and knocked Justin to 16. Justin scryed away a card with Temple of Abandon and attacked Andrew to 15. Andrew attacked again and hit Justin down to 12 then played his fourth land and passed. Justin played a land, but again had no play and passed back.
Andrew played Voice of Resurgence and Ajani, Caller of the Pride, which pumped the ooze, then attacked with his Elf and Experiment One. Justin traded his BTE with the Elf, untapped, and slammed Hornet Green. Andrew tanked before making his ooze gain double strike and flying from Ajani then sent it in along with the Voice of Resurgence. Justin put two Insects in front of the ooze and one in front of the Voice. Andrew had a Charm for the Ooze and knocked Justin to 1 while getting an Elemental from his Voice. Andrew ended his turn by playing another Voice.
Justin killed Ajani with Hornet Queen and deployed another BTE. Andrew found a replacement Ajani that put a +1+1 on the ooze then attacked with the team. Andrew attacked with the team and Justin had to chump each creature, losing his board other than the Queen and Andrew kept his ooze and Elemental token from the Voice. Justin dropped a Polukranos, used Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to make the hydra fight the Elemental, leaving Andrew with just the Experiment One and Ajani. Andrew gave the ooze double strike and flying from Ajani and sent it into the red zone. Justin had to chump with Hornet Queen and passed after drawing a card. Ajani grew the Experiment One to a 5/5 and attacked with it. Justin blocked with the hydra and Andrew bestowed Boon Satyr on the ooze then regenerated it, still killing the Polukranos. Just drew a card, revealed another land and extended the hand.
Andrew 2, Justin 0