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Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:54:47 pm »
Have been taking a backseat this season in fear of saying something that could taint the Camel's run. Props to Murphy for having Conn at the top of the table with a realistic shot at winning the league for the first time ever. It seems that the Camel's are building on their success from last year (making the NCAA tournament). It does seem that the rest of the league is down this year. Surely no one would fancy this Tufts team to beat the Tufts teams from the last few years? I watched the Conn vs. Amherst game and no one can say Amherst is close to the same Amherst as previous years. They miss leaders like Wirz, Noon, Pascual-Leone, and threats like Orozco and Martin. They just seemed to lack the same aggression, attitude, meanstreak... Williams is a skeleton of their former self, although the standards set by those Williams teams in the earlier part of this decade were pretty high. Midd  is obviously missing the contributions of Glaser and Conrad. Bowdoin seems to play the same as always. Murphy sure does make his system work though. Funny how "more talented" Conn teams boasting POYs like Hawkey and Devlin couldn't match the current success of this far younger team.

Let's go Camels! This Saturday's game is massive. What a shame that Manoogian is going to miss this one due to such a soft call. This weekends game is a toss up and will go to whoever makes less mistakes

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:53:23 pm »
I wonder when or if Shapiro will move on from Tufts. I reckon he could do a great job at some d1 programs.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:50:34 pm »
More attacking, more defending, it doesn't matter and changes game to game. The 2014 team was better I don't see how anyone can even begin to think that is not true. Top to bottom, player for player, the 2014 team was superior to this year's team. Grats to tufts on a great season but I feel like d3 a soccer and especially the nescac has been down the last 1-2 years.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 22, 2017, 08:09:28 pm »
Welcome D4, and grats on your national championship.

I admire many of the "unsung" heroes from your national championship teams. Without players like Halliday, Pinheiro, Brown, or Hoppenot, your accomplishments wouldn't have been possible.

As an ardent Camel fan I can't help but ask you two questions:
The best team you've played against that's not Messiah?
What did you think about going against my Cames during the years you played?

Men's soccer / Re: 2017 Season - National Perspective
« on: November 22, 2017, 06:24:27 pm »
Vegter's athleticism is indeed impressive. Best defender I have seen in D3 was the older Robbins brother from Messiah or Brewster from Bowdoin.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 18, 2017, 03:53:46 pm »
Couldn't have said it better myself Nesoccerfan. I've been very impressed by UR. Seems like they can deal with any type of opponent.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:11:17 pm »
He didn't want any of his bench players getting yellow cards  :-[. Mr. Right, we can agree to disagree :)

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:33:41 pm »
They lose Summers, Koval, and Clark. Koval is a good player he's just been injured on and off since he was a freshman. Clark was an on and off starter at right back through his four years as well. Summers has been a starter since the tail end of his freshman year when another starting center back (Zachary Punt) got a season-ending injury, so yes, he will be the hardest to replace. The whole center midfield returns along with 3/4 defenders (starting right back Stokes didn't place this season due to an injury). Noonan is also a heck of a player. Camels will be hungry for another taste of this next season. It isn't hurts that we were so close to advancing to the second round).

Also, who knows what happened to Dieng. Maybe he'll return next year? One thing we can always count on is murphy making his teams extremely hard to play against :)

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 11, 2017, 04:25:02 pm »
Conn loses 2-1 in first OT. Rochester left winger beats his man and whips a peach of a cross into the box that is put away far post. Conn gave up two soft goals, but Rochester just seeemd to have more hustle and seemed to be in better shape. Terrible to watch as a Camel fan, but I'm optimistic for the future. Conn has some very good young players and are only losing a few seniors. The future bodes well. Would have been great to get past this first round to show that the NESCAC deserved all these bids. At this stage in the season it comes down to whoever messes up first..

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 09, 2017, 09:17:08 pm »
Must there be a cause? Merely stating my observation. Think of the projected final four teams this year compared to those from previous years. I do not think the quality of the teams or players in the former compare to those of the latter. We can agree to disagree. Maybe my standards, set by the great Messiah teams, or even the Tufts team from 2014, are too high?

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:53:29 pm »
 I hope players who did not garner any accolades do not take things too personally *cough* politics *couch*. I look at conference awards from previous years and I don't see how people can think the caliber of players in this league (and probably d3 soccer in general) has not regressed. Oh well, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Congrats to all  ;D

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 06, 2017, 01:47:28 pm »
Wow! What a great surprise. Don't underestimate my Camels boys :) no Nescac team will want to play us !!!

Nes ac is definitely worthy of 4 bids though, especially considering last 3 champs were from our conference. Congrats to all!

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 05, 2017, 09:13:32 pm »
Ahh, can't be too optimistic about my Camels getting their first bid in history :(. Seems like bowdoin, midd, Amherst, and others from other conferences are ahead of them for that pool c. Would be a tall task even getting a fourth bid , let alone a fifth.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: October 28, 2017, 03:03:34 pm »
What a win by Hamilton!!!

Every other team must be licking their lips because their chances of getting the AQ just got significantly better.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:03:29 pm »
 Lol Mr. Right, I believe I've said this before, but the kids who have "quit" were going to be cut anyways due to their weak mentality, not being completely committed to the team, etc. I won't get into any more details, but trust me that those you are referring too were on their way out already. It's like quitting a job when you know you are going to be fired anyways.  Oh well, onto more important things.

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