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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1845 on: September 30, 2021, 09:55:37 am »
ECSU scores an early goal then collapses for the rest of the match and loses 2-1 on a WCSU goal with 2 min left in 2nd OT at the Western Athletic Complex.  Eastern looked gassed, tired whatever, and could not connect 3 passes in a row for most of the last half and OT. They had chances off a few set pieces and when the backs banged the ball upfield but failed to finish on a one on one opportunity and a header hit just over the bar!. WestConn has very tall and physically aggressive center forwards and midfielders, the likes of which Eastern never handles well, (see 1-0 loss to Keene in 2019 LEC championship),.therefore Western dominated possession.   
Also, I don't know were the LEC is getting these referees, but they have been horrible this year!!!!!!!
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1846 on: October 04, 2021, 02:33:39 pm »
Question - not sure this is the right forum for this, but here goes.  I was looking at the Region I standings on this site and while the NESCAC is included in Region I, none of the NESCAC teams show up in the standings. Is that just an oversight?

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1847 on: October 04, 2021, 04:35:32 pm »
Question - not sure this is the right forum for this, but here goes.  I was looking at the Region I standings on this site and while the NESCAC is included in Region I, none of the NESCAC teams show up in the standings. Is that just an oversight?

Looks like an oversight as on United Soccer Coaches, they are included. https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/rankings/college-rankings/ncaa-diii-men-i/


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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1848 on: October 19, 2021, 04:29:52 pm »
Babson College leading ECSU at half 1-0, should be 4-0.  Painful to watch Eastern play. I don't know what DeVito is doing!!!  no possession, no pressure by the forwards, allowing Babson acres of room to penetrate Warrior half, poor passing, Babson take a ways, anemic offense. Really a mediocre team this year.  Why do I watch ???  ???
2-0 Babson and I quit!
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1849 on: October 22, 2021, 12:19:36 am »
How it started...

I picked up a few fun facts while perusing the box scores tonight:

1.  Noted by Mr. Right for racking up 5 goals against Trinity, DeAnte Anderson of St. Joe's (CT) added 4 more goals today against Dean to bring his goal total to 11 on the season.  The opposition hasn't been the strongest, but still....

2.  With 3 D1 transfers (from Merrimack, I believe), Western New England is off to a solid 4-1-1 start and should be a contender for the CCC title.

3.  Fidel Castro is alive and well and playing in the midfield for Worcester State.

How it's going...

1.  Anderson just broke his own single-season scoring record with his 18th goal, a game-winner against Emmanuel.

2.  Western New England is mired in the middle of the pack of the CCC.

3.  Castro is having a "revolutionary" first season, with a goal and an assist so far. Not to be outdone by hoops star-turned-collegiate golfer J.R. Smith, the Worcester State roster has another famously named midfielder--a certain Manny (Being Manny) Ramirez (2 assists so far this season).

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1850 on: October 30, 2021, 02:31:00 pm »
Trying to watch the RIC @ Keene match!!!!!!!!!!!  If Keene can't find someone who is not sleeping at the camera, they might as well just show live stats!!

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1851 on: October 30, 2021, 09:05:56 pm »
LEC Men's Soccer Tournament:

Looks Like WCSU#3 will play UMD #6 and RIC#4 will Play Keene St#5 again.
WCSU/UMD winner at UMB#2  Prediction WCSU plays UMB   UMB wins
RIC/Keene winner at ECSU#1  Prediction Keene St plays ECSU  ECSU wins (Eastern CAN NOT lose to Keene State again after the 2019 ECSU mugging in the LEC final!!!!)

UMB @ ECSU  ECSU wins LEC Tournament!
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1852 on: October 30, 2021, 10:35:56 pm »

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1853 on: November 03, 2021, 04:58:06 am »
Random match of the day:

Watched the CCC Semi Gordon at Endicott.

Crazy game...1-0 Endicott at Halftime. First Half Endicott were playing well. They were moving the ball on the carpet expeditiously and with purpose. They got a goal out of it and seemed to be in control. They looked to have shored up their defensive woes since the last time I saw them in 2019. Endicott had #14 Charles Badji at CB running the show. I remember watching his brother scoring goals at Nickerson(BU). 2nd Half begins and the game falls on its head with Badji getting red carded for a ruthless foul to prevent a 1v1 with his GK. Gordon scored on the set piece anyway from the top of the box. Might have been the goal of the season along with Amherst #9 set piece v WPI last week. Gordon looks to have a transfer #12 Chase Gwynn who is a 6'1 striker and has 19 Goals this season. Endicott retakes the lead 2-1 on a great individual effort by Endicott's striker to muscle home a goal. However, Endicott just could not lock it down with 10 men. Gordon got 2 more goals and advance to play at Salve Regina for the title on Saturday. Salve won the CCC in 2019 and the NCAA committee decide to send them from Newport RI to Fredericksburg VA to play Rowan. Salve took Rowan to PK's but failed to advance. Certainly a sleeper team to watch in the NCAA's if they get by Gordon.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1854 on: November 03, 2021, 05:47:32 am »
Random match of the day:

Watched the CCC Semi Gordon at Endicott.

Crazy game...1-0 Endicott at Halftime. First Half Endicott were playing well. They were moving the ball on the carpet expeditiously and with purpose. They got a goal out of it and seemed to be in control. They looked to have shored up their defensive woes since the last time I saw them in 2019. Endicott had #14 Charles Badji at CB running the show. I remember watching his brother scoring goals at Nickerson(BU). 2nd Half begins and the game falls on its head with Badji getting red carded for a ruthless foul to prevent a 1v1 with his GK. Gordon scored on the set piece anyway from the top of the box. Might have been the goal of the season along with Amherst #9 set piece v WPI last week. Gordon looks to have a transfer #12 Chase Gwynn who is a 6'1 striker and has 19 Goals this season. Endicott retakes the lead 2-1 on a great individual effort by Endicott's striker to muscle home a goal. However, Endicott just could not lock it down with 10 men. Gordon got 2 more goals and advance to play at Salve Regina for the title on Saturday. Salve won the CCC in 2019 and the NCAA committee decide to send them from Newport RI to Fredericksburg VA to play Rowan. Salve took Rowan to PK's but failed to advance. Certainly a sleeper team to watch in the NCAA's if they get by Gordon.

I was watching the second half as well, and I posted on National Perspective on this game.   Charles Badji is a senior at Endicott, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic cancelling a season last year, he is still eligible to play college soccer next season as a graduate student at either Endicott or another institution, if I recall the current transfer rules correctly.  However, if he returns, he has to sit out the first regular season game next season as a result of getting that red card.  Badji had 2 yellows on the season prior to getting the red card.  I don't think that Endicott has the highlights on demand, but I would like to watch it again if that is the case.  It is highly likely that the red card had to be awarded because the foul denied Gwynn an obvious goal scoring opportunity.  The Endicott commentators did agree that Gwynn's resulting goal is defiinitely a highlight of the DIII season so far.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1855 on: November 03, 2021, 05:57:34 am »
Endicott play by play guy was excellent. Passion, knowledge and knew his team and what the players could and could not do. The worst part of the Badji Red was that Gordon scored on the set piece anyway. Had Badji just let him go 1v1 they would have still been at 11 players and probably Win that game.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1856 on: November 04, 2021, 01:59:28 pm »
Newmac Semi's Today:

Springfield at Babson 2pm

Coast Guard at MIT 4pm

-WPI eliminated by Coast Guard but are ranked #1 ahead of MIT. They should be rooting for Coast Guard to Win this tournament if they are to have a chance.

Little East Semi's Today:

RIC(Rhode Island College) at ECONN  2pm
WCONN at UMB(UMASS Boston)   8:30pm

I think this is UMB's tournament to lose but the LEC always has upsets in the conference tournament. WCONN represented them well in 2019 going down and losing in the final minute at a top ranked F&M.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1857 on: November 04, 2021, 02:07:52 pm »
Did you just catch that first minute goal in tHe NEWMAC semifinal that just started between Springfield and Babson?

Giancarlo Arguello with the goal for Babson-- his 2nd goal of the season.  Babson up, 1-0, early.

So far, early on, Babson leading on shots 2-0, and both shots were on target.  The match just started a few minutes ago....
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1858 on: November 04, 2021, 02:24:44 pm »
Did you just catch that first minute goal in tHe NEWMAC semifinal that just started between Springfield and Babson?

Giancarlo Arguello with the goal for Babson-- his 2nd goal of the season.  Babson up, 1-0, early.

So far, early on, Babson leading on shots 2-0, and both shots were on target.  The match just started a few minutes ago....


Yes "before the ice in our drinks has melted the Beavers have grabbed the lead"....My guess is that is not the first time the announcer has used that one....Springfield RB #4 poor poor defending. Babo looks good so far.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #1859 on: November 04, 2021, 02:32:41 pm »
Springfield Frosh and Williamstown local #9 Finn Welch with 8 goals and 2 Assists for 18pts out for the season with his 2nd ACL...just tough luck for a good kid.  Newmac leading goal scorer went he went down...This is the time of season when injuries are prevalent on every team. It is real important for other guys on the field and bench to step it up.
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