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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #495 on: July 15, 2017, 06:52:36 pm »
That is peculiar.  When I first saw the schedules, the Messiah-Hopkins match struck me as odd from the Messiah perspective as it was a second mid-week game (away at Albright on Tuesday) without any game that weekend.  The Stevenson-Hopkins match is one of those rare Monday matches, but Stevenson's preceding weekend game is on Friday night instead of Saturday, so two days off which is normal.  For Hopkins, however, that 8 day stretch is asking a lot.  How far in advance do conferences finalize their schedules?  Makes me wonder if Hopkins had agreements in principle to play Messiah and Stevenson this year, but then when the Commonwealth and Centennial schedules came out it then made that difficult.  Or maybe more likely, the chance to add Messiah to their schedule came along but they were still on the hook for the home game of their home-and-away with Stevenson and decided to squeeze the game in rather than take a pass on strengthening their schedule.

BTW, I noticed that Stevenson is playing two home conference matches on Friday night instead of Saturday, something they haven't done in past seasons. Both the women's soccer team and the football team are also at home those weekends and all play in the same stadium, but it's turf and the football team plays midday on Saturdays and the women play 4:30 or 5 pm on Saturday those weekends.

Urban legend over the years is that some coaches/schools do no like to play early Saturday games.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #496 on: July 15, 2017, 10:02:11 pm »
That is peculiar.  When I first saw the schedules, the Messiah-Hopkins match struck me as odd from the Messiah perspective as it was a second mid-week game (away at Albright on Tuesday) without any game that weekend.  The Stevenson-Hopkins match is one of those rare Monday matches, but Stevenson's preceding weekend game is on Friday night instead of Saturday, so two days off which is normal.  For Hopkins, however, that 8 day stretch is asking a lot.  How far in advance do conferences finalize their schedules?  Makes me wonder if Hopkins had agreements in principle to play Messiah and Stevenson this year, but then when the Commonwealth and Centennial schedules came out it then made that difficult.  Or maybe more likely, the chance to add Messiah to their schedule came along but they were still on the hook for the home game of their home-and-away with Stevenson and decided to squeeze the game in rather than take a pass on strengthening their schedule.

BTW, I noticed that Stevenson is playing two home conference matches on Friday night instead of Saturday, something they haven't done in past seasons. Both the women's soccer team and the football team are also at home those weekends and all play in the same stadium, but it's turf and the football team plays midday on Saturdays and the women play 4:30 or 5 pm on Saturday those weekends.

Urban legend over the years is that some coaches/schools do no like to play early Saturday games.

What's an early Saturday game? Most coaches wouldn't mind a 1 pm Saturday game correct?

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #497 on: July 16, 2017, 02:33:28 pm »
That is peculiar.  When I first saw the schedules, the Messiah-Hopkins match struck me as odd from the Messiah perspective as it was a second mid-week game (away at Albright on Tuesday) without any game that weekend.  The Stevenson-Hopkins match is one of those rare Monday matches, but Stevenson's preceding weekend game is on Friday night instead of Saturday, so two days off which is normal.  For Hopkins, however, that 8 day stretch is asking a lot.  How far in advance do conferences finalize their schedules?  Makes me wonder if Hopkins had agreements in principle to play Messiah and Stevenson this year, but then when the Commonwealth and Centennial schedules came out it then made that difficult.  Or maybe more likely, the chance to add Messiah to their schedule came along but they were still on the hook for the home game of their home-and-away with Stevenson and decided to squeeze the game in rather than take a pass on strengthening their schedule.

BTW, I noticed that Stevenson is playing two home conference matches on Friday night instead of Saturday, something they haven't done in past seasons. Both the women's soccer team and the football team are also at home those weekends and all play in the same stadium, but it's turf and the football team plays midday on Saturdays and the women play 4:30 or 5 pm on Saturday those weekends.

Urban legend over the years is that some coaches/schools do no like to play early Saturday games.

What's an early Saturday game? Most coaches wouldn't mind a 1 pm Saturday game correct?

I'd think that some away teams might have issue with that.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #498 on: July 16, 2017, 03:14:41 pm »
That is peculiar.  When I first saw the schedules, the Messiah-Hopkins match struck me as odd from the Messiah perspective as it was a second mid-week game (away at Albright on Tuesday) without any game that weekend.  The Stevenson-Hopkins match is one of those rare Monday matches, but Stevenson's preceding weekend game is on Friday night instead of Saturday, so two days off which is normal.  For Hopkins, however, that 8 day stretch is asking a lot.  How far in advance do conferences finalize their schedules?  Makes me wonder if Hopkins had agreements in principle to play Messiah and Stevenson this year, but then when the Commonwealth and Centennial schedules came out it then made that difficult.  Or maybe more likely, the chance to add Messiah to their schedule came along but they were still on the hook for the home game of their home-and-away with Stevenson and decided to squeeze the game in rather than take a pass on strengthening their schedule.

BTW, I noticed that Stevenson is playing two home conference matches on Friday night instead of Saturday, something they haven't done in past seasons. Both the women's soccer team and the football team are also at home those weekends and all play in the same stadium, but it's turf and the football team plays midday on Saturdays and the women play 4:30 or 5 pm on Saturday those weekends.

Urban legend over the years is that some coaches/schools do no like to play early Saturday games.

What's an early Saturday game? Most coaches wouldn't mind a 1 pm Saturday game correct?

I'd think that some away teams might have issue with that.

As a player I never liked having a Saturday game at 7 pm/evening. Too much sitting around.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #499 on: July 16, 2017, 03:52:06 pm »
That is peculiar.  When I first saw the schedules, the Messiah-Hopkins match struck me as odd from the Messiah perspective as it was a second mid-week game (away at Albright on Tuesday) without any game that weekend.  The Stevenson-Hopkins match is one of those rare Monday matches, but Stevenson's preceding weekend game is on Friday night instead of Saturday, so two days off which is normal.  For Hopkins, however, that 8 day stretch is asking a lot.  How far in advance do conferences finalize their schedules?  Makes me wonder if Hopkins had agreements in principle to play Messiah and Stevenson this year, but then when the Commonwealth and Centennial schedules came out it then made that difficult.  Or maybe more likely, the chance to add Messiah to their schedule came along but they were still on the hook for the home game of their home-and-away with Stevenson and decided to squeeze the game in rather than take a pass on strengthening their schedule.

BTW, I noticed that Stevenson is playing two home conference matches on Friday night instead of Saturday, something they haven't done in past seasons. Both the women's soccer team and the football team are also at home those weekends and all play in the same stadium, but it's turf and the football team plays midday on Saturdays and the women play 4:30 or 5 pm on Saturday those weekends.

Urban legend over the years is that some coaches/schools do no like to play early Saturday games.

I wasn't thinking of them trying to play before the football game on Saturday (which would mean 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. game times), but rather simply playing night games after the women's games.

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Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« Reply #500 on: July 16, 2017, 04:19:39 pm »
Could be  that the Athletic support staff don't want to do 12 hour days. Trainers, site coordinators, SID's all have very brutal schedules.

My guess is they try to avoid having all home games line up like that on any particular weekend, but for whatever reason the schedule lined up like that.