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New England Soccer Discussion
« on: June 09, 2006, 12:25:06 am »
New England Soccer News and Chat.
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Re: NAC
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006, 08:51:18 am »
Lasell gets in as AQ.

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Re: GNAC
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006, 08:54:42 am »
Per NCAA Div III site:  Western New England gets in as AQ:

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2006, 08:56:35 am »
Per NCAA Div III site:  Williams gets in as AQ. CT Wesleyan as an at large.
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Re: NEWMAC
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2006, 08:57:37 am »
Per NCAA Div III site:  Wheaton, MA gets in as AQ.

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2007, 02:22:24 am »
Any word on recruits for next year?

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NEAC
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2007, 06:46:04 pm »
Bay Bath, Newbury, Lesley, Elms, Becker, Daniel Webster, Wheelock and Mitchell all have formed the NEAC.  They will start conference play in 08-09.
Official press release will come out on Tuesday.

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Re: NEAC
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2007, 08:04:15 pm »
So, we have a new league of 8.

Pat has gone thru the combinaitons of upper and lower case letters to have a unique abbreviation...

New England Athletic Conference -- NAC - taken by North Atlantic Conference

New England Athletic Conference --  NEAC - taken by the North Eastern Athletic Conference

New England Athletic Conference -- NAthC - taken by the Northern Athletics Conference

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That was tough.

NEnAC   ???


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Re: NEAC
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2007, 08:05:30 pm »
New England Athletic Association would've been better.
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Re: NEAC
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2007, 08:06:34 pm »
New England Athletic Association would've been better.

I thought that Southern New England Athletic Conference had possibilities, myself.  ;)

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New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2007, 11:46:14 pm »
The NCAA post-season regional conference call participants will all need tutorials!
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2007, 11:51:20 am »
Congrats to Middlebury from Pat Coleman!

School's press release:

The Middlebury men’s soccer team won its first NCAA Championship with a 0-0 tie with Trinity of Texas in the title match in Florida. The Panthers won the crown on a shootout, edging the Tigers, 4-3. The national championship is the 28th for the College since ’94, in eight different sports. The Panthers end the year with a school record 17 wins (17-2-3) and 17 shutouts. Trinity suffers its first loss and ends the season with a 23-0-1 mark.

The scoreless first half was controlled by Trinity, as the Tigers out-shot Middlebury 13-6 in the opening frame. Trinity’s leading scorer Patrick Floeck had the first major opportunity, sailing a one-touch volley over the crossbar after a long throw-in from the left corner. Floeck went airborne later in the half, trying to put a head on a cross from the left sideline, but he collided with Bush and had to leave the game. Floeck would return to the field in the second half.

The Panthers kept fighting, and a surge towards the end of the half resulted in the team’s best chance; Andrew Banadda chased down a loose ball in the box with just over a minute before halftime, and his one-touch blast rocketed off the left post and back into play. Casey Ftorek was in position for the rebound, but his shot was off the mark to the right.

The second half was a defensive battle, as both teams found it difficult to find quality shots; Trinity attempted eight to Middlebury’s six. Midway through the half, Trinity came close to breaking the tie on a corner kick from the right side; Kyle Altman was open in the middle of the box, and his header bounced wide left.

With 15 minutes left in regulation, Middlebury found an opening to Ftorek streaking down the left side, but his shot from outside the penalty area bounced wide right.

With the clock counting down from 10 seconds, Trinity’s Joseph DeCosta received a cross from the right side and had a one-touch shot blocked by Bush, saving Middlebury from a last second defeat.

Trinity nearly won the game three minutes into overtime period when Matt Beham sent in a cross from the right side, and Robert C’deBaca’s header was saved on the far post by a Middlebury defender.

The Tigers finished the game with a shot advantage of 23-12. Bush stopped nine shots in goal for the Panthers, while Steinberg finished with two saves for Trinity.

In the shootout, Ftorek scored with a shot to the bottom left to tie it at one. Bush made a diving save in the second round before Andrew Germansky gave Middlebury a 2-1 lead. Trinity scored to start off the third round before Stephen Hart’s shot was saved to tie it at two. Following a Tiger conversion, David LaRocca scored to knot it a three goals apiece. Trinity’s fourth shooter hit the crossbar before Brandon Jackson scored to give the Panthers the national title.

“The foundation of a good team is defense,” Middlebury Head Coach David Saward explained. “It’s an incredible honor for us to do this, especially with the four teams that were here.”

The Middlebury defense did not allow a goal through the entire tournament, and that mindset helped prepare them for the high-powered Trinity attack. Bush ended the season with a 623 minute scoreless streak.

“It feels great; it’s a credit to our defense,” Bush remarked. “To even play to a tie against a team like Trinity is great. They’re a phenomenal team.”

“I felt that we played good enough soccer to create enough chances to win in the first half, and again in the second half and overtime,” Trinity Head Coach Paul McGinlay explained. “When it comes to penalty kicks, there’s no more coaching.”

“Over 400 teams started the year,” McGinlay continued, “and on November 24 there were two left. We came as close as you can possible come to having the perfect season.”

Andrew Germansky, Corey Moffat and Banadda were named to the NCAA All-Tournament, while Bush earned Tournament M.V.P. honors.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2007, 05:55:30 pm »
So Middlebury is on a roll!  Based on their performance against Trinity, can anyone predict who wins the rematch?
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2008, 09:59:40 pm »
For 2008, Middlebury looks strong.  I see only 5 seniors graduating and I believe that only 2 of those seniors were starters (?).  I know that the conference is strong and that they have to play Williams on the last last match of the regular season (which is always a tough match), but I see an undefeated season - and lots of low scoring events as well.
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
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