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Men's soccer / Re: D3 soccer in Landmark conference
« on: Yesterday at 10:08:01 am »
any result in the Scranton-LVC game?

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Men's soccer / Re: D3 soccer in Landmark conference
« on: August 20, 2017, 08:59:02 pm »
Twitter is bet, according to twitter lvc has played F&M and plays Scranton on Tuesday.

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« on: August 18, 2017, 09:53:28 am »
OK.  Son reported back from first day fitness test.  He did his 2 miles in 12:33.  Only 6 players did under 12.  He said he beat all freshmen.  He is recovering from an ankle sprain and didn't get clearance to run until two weeks ago.  So this is not bad.  Those with knowledge of D3 programs is this good or coach views this as "the kid didn't put in the work in summer"?  Just a worried mom.

What are you worried about exactly? Sounds like everything is going fine.

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Men's soccer / Re: D3 soccer in Landmark conference
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:10:47 am »
Are preseason games listed anywhere?  Do these teams play D3 opponents in the preseason or do they play D1 and D2 level teams?  I have heard that Drew had a strong recruiting class this year.

It all depends on the team. Some teams do post who they will scrimmage in the preseason but most do not. As for the level of competition that also depends on the coaches preference but we do tend to see many D2 and D3 teams playing each other in the preseason or spring season as well as a few teams playing D1 schools here and there usually in the spring.

I can't remember seeing a D3 team playing a D2 or D1 in the spring. Here are the construction pics for Scranton's new NCAA regulation field:


https://www.instagram.com/p/BXnWe8vlA3A/

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« on: July 11, 2017, 04:02:18 pm »
http://athletics.misericordia.edu/schedule.aspx?path=msoc

Misericordia finally releases their schedule for 2017 and it is no cupcake! Difficult stretch of Scranton, @Salisbury, @Rutgers-Camden, @Messiah, @Lycoming, @Kings, and Dickinson. That 7 game stretch may be as tough as any in this region not to mention they also play @Rochester and home vs Lebanon Valley before this and travel to conference rival Eastern later in the season.

This could go all sorts of ways but my best ballpark prediction for the Cougars would be something around 11-4-3 range. Maybe 10-6-2. I see them reaching double digit wins again but barely. 4 losses is a best case scenario. 10-6-2 seems more reasonable to me considering the difficulty of their schedule. 11-4-3 would without a doubt get them an at-large bid in my estimation no matter what other teams around the region do.

why so high on Miseri? Coach?

Like Scranton, they lose a pretty big Senior class with 9 departing, but only 4 were active contributors to last year's success. I believe the coach has done a good job recruiting since he has taken over and they were a tough out for a lot of teams last fall.

Last season they went 12-5-3. Losses were @Leb Val, @Arcadia, @Scranton, @Dickinson, Eastern, tied Messiah and @Susquehanna, and tied (lost in PK's) to Eastern in the conference final. Quality wins included York, Rutgers-Camden, Lycoming, and Kings. With a similar upcoming schedule and most likely another good recruiting class I don't see why they can't do about the same as last year. I think 10-6-2 is realistic for them with a large part of that being the conference they are in. Scranton has a challenging non-conference schedule PLUS a tough conference schedule whereas Misericordia has a slightly weaker conference than that of the Royals.

If they crank out 6 wins in conference again that is over half way to 10 or 11 total wins and they can afford to drop a few of the tougher non-conference games and still be in the mix for at-large bid qualification. What are your thoughts on Misericordia NEPA? That's a local rivalry with Scranton correct?

Agree with everything you said and wasn't try to complain with your thoughts about Scranton vs. Miseri. It seems like only a few years ago that Scranton was plodding along with an constant under .500 record. So this is gravy.

 Bigger rivalry now with the student vs the teacher aspect to it for sure. The Miseri coach is also coaching the Electric City Shock who have a mix of d1-3 talent on the roster. Re: Schedule  It is also the first time that Kings has played Scranton in a long time.

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« on: July 11, 2017, 09:29:59 am »
http://athletics.misericordia.edu/schedule.aspx?path=msoc

Misericordia finally releases their schedule for 2017 and it is no cupcake! Difficult stretch of Scranton, @Salisbury, @Rutgers-Camden, @Messiah, @Lycoming, @Kings, and Dickinson. That 7 game stretch may be as tough as any in this region not to mention they also play @Rochester and home vs Lebanon Valley before this and travel to conference rival Eastern later in the season.

This could go all sorts of ways but my best ballpark prediction for the Cougars would be something around 11-4-3 range. Maybe 10-6-2. I see them reaching double digit wins again but barely. 4 losses is a best case scenario. 10-6-2 seems more reasonable to me considering the difficulty of their schedule. 11-4-3 would without a doubt get them an at-large bid in my estimation no matter what other teams around the region do.

why so high on Miseri? Coach?

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what about emerging teams? Under the radar, etc?

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Men's soccer / Re: Conference Playing Styles?
« on: July 06, 2017, 01:49:01 pm »
Are we overselling this idea of coaches under pressure? How many instances of a coach being let go for poor team performance can you guys recall?

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Men's soccer / Re: Conference Playing Styles?
« on: July 05, 2017, 04:33:30 pm »
I am a relative newbie to soccer, how do i tell what style is being played from watching online streams? Be gentle.

What a very good question. A lot is a measure of degree. A possession style is built from the back. The backs play up to the mids, the mids go wide or back to the backs, then passes are played, generally on the ground, through the defense layers of the opposition to find teammates open or moving into open space. It's generally patient, with strings of passes, probing to find openings.

A more direct style you will see backs and midfielders playing long balls over the top consistently. Not because the forward or overlapping player is open, but in the hopes that they can beat the defender to the ball for possession.

Very few teams play all one way or the other, so declaring a team possession or direct is often a matter for the eyes of the watcher. A single long ball or a single passing sequence leading to a goal does not tell you how a team plays. An entire season needs to be watched, as coaches often decide some opponents are more susceptible to direct play and will take a team that plays a larger possession style and directs them to go over the top for a game or two. Or vice versa.

If you get a chance, watch a couple Messiah games. That will give you an idea of very good possession soccer at the DIII level and then watch a few Amherst games and that will show you a contrasting and very good more direct style.

Thanks for the response. So in your opinion is one looked upon more favorably than the other?

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Men's soccer / Re: Conference Playing Styles?
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:20:48 pm »
I am a relative newbie to soccer, how do i tell what style is being played from watching online streams? Be gentle.

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« on: June 19, 2017, 09:30:46 am »
Here is Scranton's schedule..



DATE   OPPONENT   NOTES   RESULT   STATUS   LINKS
 
SEPTEMBER
Fri. 1   Centenary (N.J.)   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 2   Allegheny   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:00 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 6   at King's (Pa.)   Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 9   at Cortland St.   Cortland, N.Y.      TBA   
Tue. 12   at Misericordia   Dallas, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 16   Lycoming   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 20   Haverford   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:30 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 23   Moravian *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 27   Wilkes   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 30   at Elizabethtown *   Elizabethtown, Pa.      3:30 PM   
 
OCTOBER
Wed. 4   at Drew *   Madison, N.J.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 7   Susquehanna *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Tue. 10   at Dickinson   Carlisle, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 14   at Juniata *   Huntingdon, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Tue. 17   at Elmira   Elmira, N.Y.      3:00 PM   
Sat. 21   at Goucher *   Baltimore, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Sat. 28   Catholic *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats

Challenging schedule for a team that lost some key players. The 5 game stretch of @Kings, @Cortland, @Mis, Lyco, and Fords is difficult and will make or break the non-conference record for them. Throwing in @Dickinson is another tough opponent. If I had to guess right now, without knowing what they are bringing in yet, I'd venture with 9-5-2 range.

8-8-1 is my prediction. That's a tough schedule and the conference is no pushover. I can see losses to Cortland, Misericordia, Lycoming, Haverford, Etown, Dickinson, and then 2 other conference games such as Catholic, Susquehanna, or Drew.

Is E-Town your prediction for the pre-season poll or do you give the nod to Scranton after back to backs.

Not sure if this is directed at me or MAF but I believe Etown has to be the favorite with Waso in the line-up. 8-8-1 is probably a little harsh after rethinking it. Probably more closer to 9-6-2 like MAF said although I think he missed a game. Will be curious to see their incoming class and how they handle a tough schedule with a relatively young group.

Ha thanks for the follow up, it was to whomever was willing to respond. I think Etown lost a little, but you are right with Waso in the lineup...

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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: Landmark Conference
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:30:51 am »
and my last post on the Carlesimo Golf Tourney, here is the link to the Silent Auction. The D3hoops package sponsorship must not have been posted yet ;)


http://www.501auctions.com/carlesimo2017



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Mid-Atlantic Region / Re: Landmark Conference
« on: June 13, 2017, 08:53:44 am »
A nice overture by whomever sponsored a hole for the Carlesimo Golf tournament in memory of Cold Case..link is below and you can click on Hole Sponsor Listing:


http://www.scranton.edu/development/athletics-fund/carlesimo/sponsor.shtml





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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« on: June 06, 2017, 02:04:38 pm »
Here is Scranton's schedule..



DATE   OPPONENT   NOTES   RESULT   STATUS   LINKS
 
SEPTEMBER
Fri. 1   Centenary (N.J.)   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 2   Allegheny   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:00 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 6   at King's (Pa.)   Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 9   at Cortland St.   Cortland, N.Y.      TBA   
Tue. 12   at Misericordia   Dallas, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 16   Lycoming   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 20   Haverford   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:30 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 23   Moravian *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 27   Wilkes   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 30   at Elizabethtown *   Elizabethtown, Pa.      3:30 PM   
 
OCTOBER
Wed. 4   at Drew *   Madison, N.J.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 7   Susquehanna *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Tue. 10   at Dickinson   Carlisle, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 14   at Juniata *   Huntingdon, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Tue. 17   at Elmira   Elmira, N.Y.      3:00 PM   
Sat. 21   at Goucher *   Baltimore, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Sat. 28   Catholic *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats

Challenging schedule for a team that lost some key players. The 5 game stretch of @Kings, @Cortland, @Mis, Lyco, and Fords is difficult and will make or break the non-conference record for them. Throwing in @Dickinson is another tough opponent. If I had to guess right now, without knowing what they are bringing in yet, I'd venture with 9-5-2 range.

8-8-1 is my prediction. That's a tough schedule and the conference is no pushover. I can see losses to Cortland, Misericordia, Lycoming, Haverford, Etown, Dickinson, and then 2 other conference games such as Catholic, Susquehanna, or Drew.

Is E-Town your prediction for the pre-season poll or do you give the nod to Scranton after back to backs.

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Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region 2016
« on: June 06, 2017, 09:04:09 am »
Here is Scranton's schedule..



DATE   OPPONENT   NOTES   RESULT   STATUS   LINKS
 
SEPTEMBER
Fri. 1   Centenary (N.J.)   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 2   Allegheny   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:00 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 6   at King's (Pa.)   Wilkes-Barre Township, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 9   at Cortland St.   Cortland, N.Y.      TBA   
Tue. 12   at Misericordia   Dallas, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 16   Lycoming   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 20   Haverford   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:30 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 23   Moravian *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats
Wed. 27   Wilkes   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Live stats
Sat. 30   at Elizabethtown *   Elizabethtown, Pa.      3:30 PM   
 
OCTOBER
Wed. 4   at Drew *   Madison, N.J.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 7   Susquehanna *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Tue. 10   at Dickinson   Carlisle, Pa.      7:00 PM   
Sat. 14   at Juniata *   Huntingdon, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Tue. 17   at Elmira   Elmira, N.Y.      3:00 PM   
Sat. 21   at Goucher *   Baltimore, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Sat. 28   Catholic *   Fitzpatrick Field, Scranton, Pa.      3:30 PM   
Live stats

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