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Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 17, 2018, 10:23:15 am »
I'm heading to Kean University to watch NJ state championships today. High 40s so it won't be too bad. I'm sure I'll be checking the conversations here from my phone.

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:36:02 pm »
Clinical kicks.  Very impressed with both teams shots.  Congrats to Case.

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 16, 2018, 07:14:19 pm »
Granted I've only seen about 30 minutes of this game, but Kenyon is not impressing me and I don't see how they'll score in OT.

Men's soccer / National "Signing" Day
« on: November 14, 2018, 12:00:25 pm »
Local paper published these D3 "commitments" today (I'm sure there's more to come)...

Washington & Lee
Tyler Bernard, Defender

Goucher College
Caleb Bush, Forward
Joe Simon, Midfielder

Gettysburg College
Michael Carracino, Midfielder
Brandon Raudenbush, Defender

Franklin & Marshall
Christian Clark, Defender

Washington College
Cole Gifford, Midfielder/Defender

Connecticut College
Sam Maidenberg, Goalkeeper

Hamilton College
Sam Meyerowitz, Midfielder

Henry Schwartz, Midfielder

Lucas Portadin, Midfielder

Eric Wnorowski, Goalkeeper

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:25:19 am »
Lol underpromise over deliver...I'll do them tomorrow.

Screw that.  Everyone can do their own. It's not rocket surgery.  :-)

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« on: November 12, 2018, 01:01:52 pm »
I'm looking at:
24/30 in Round 1 = 24 pts (26 if you count Chicago and Tufts with byes)
13/16 in Round 2 = 26 pts (only blemishes were St. Joes, Connecticut, Mary Washington)
Total thus far = 50 points

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 11, 2018, 01:41:56 pm »
That gives Fala 27 this year. That's a crazy number.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:51:10 pm »
I saw you had posted in the NESCAC thread, and especially given the back and forth with game predictions, I thought you probably dropped in to tip your cap to Colby and with a huge sign of relief about MSU living for another day.  I guess not lol.

Yeah, my bad. I had every intention of going to the game but it just didn't work out. Honestly though, with no dog in this fight all I care about at this stage of the season is competitive games. Sounds like Colby gave it a go, which is great. They should be thrilled with their season and hopefully can build on that for next year.  It would be nice to see someone other than the usual NESCAC suspects make a run.

Men's soccer / Re: NESCAC
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:19:44 am »
I thought Williams was not playing futbol today as they were not trying to connect on the carpet.

In other words, they played the NESCAC way?   

Men's soccer / Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge
« on: November 08, 2018, 01:52:09 pm »
ROUND OF 32 (1 pt for each correct)
Chicago, Carleton, Trinity, MHB, Luther, Adolphus, St. Thomas, UW-Superior, Case, Capital, Kenyon, CMU, Calvin, UW-Platteville, John Carroll, Penn State, Tufts, Stevens, Amherst, St. Joe's, Conn, Springfield, Montclair, Haverford, Messiah, Hopkins, Cortland, Williams, UR, SLU, F&M, Mary Wash

ROUND OF 16 (2 pts for each correct)
Chicago, Trinity, Luther, St. Thomas, Case, Kenyon, Calvin, John Carroll, Tufts, St. Joe's, Conn, Montclair, Messiah, Cortland, UR, Mary Wash

ELITE 8 (4 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Luther, Kenyon, Calvin, Tufts, Conn, Messiah, Mary Wash

FINAL FOUR (8 pts for each correct)
Trinity, Calvin, Tufts, Messiah

FINAL (16 pts for Finalists, 32 pts for Champion)
Calvin over Messiah

Goals scored in Final:  2 2-0

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 07, 2018, 07:41:46 am »
It still befuddles me how people just make this random pronouncements about teams without ever seeing a team play, their style, their players, their weaknesses,etc etc...You cannot base your opinion of a team just by looking at statistics IMO.
Disagree.  If you haven't seen a team play, then what else can you base your prediction upon?  And for the record, I did watch the NESCAC championship, and hence my quote from upthread "I don't understand all the love for Colby".

NJAC teams the past few years have a history of really under performing in the tournament. Think Cabrini over Rowan.
That's a huge reach. Rowan outplayed and outshot Cabrini 42-2 and lost in OT on a set piece.  They win that game 99/100 times.

I have not seen MSU this year
I have, multiple times.  They are legit.  I'm not saying they're a shoe-in to win it all, but they can cause a lot of damage.  They're coming into the tournament on a hot streak, having scored 18 goals in their last 4 games. They're playing on home turf and will play a team making an 8 hour bus drive. I don't think they'll be overconfident, but rather psyched themselves to be back in the tournament after a rare miss last season. 

The game will go either way and be won by one goal
I'll see your 1,000 biscut tops and raise you 1,000 that it's not a 1 goal game.

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:34:25 pm »
On second thought, I will say Montclair hammers Colby, who haven't even won half their games played and statistically were dominated in their last three:
Outshot by Williams 9-3 - advance on PKs
Outshot by Amherst 7-3 - scored on all 3 shots
Outshot by Tufts 10-2 - advance on PKs

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 06, 2018, 12:24:28 pm »
I don't completely understand all the love for Colby, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if Montclair hammers them 3-0.  That's not necessarily my prediction, but it wouldn't surprise me in the least bit. 

Men's soccer / Re: The Big Dance
« on: November 05, 2018, 04:53:54 pm »
Middle of pack NESCAC is very good soccer and some of these other teams might be challenged to win even 1 or 2 games in the NESCAC or UAA (see Emory Eagles).

[RANT] Apologies for my side-bar, but I couldn't let this slide.  I struggle to call NESCAC very good soccer.  Maybe very successful soccer, but I've not been impressed with the quality of the game in those I watched. [END RANT]

Men's soccer / Re: Mid-Atlantic Region
« on: November 05, 2018, 02:30:17 pm »
Sounds exactly like the local HS here.  They possess the hell out of the ball, but rarely generate any offense with one lone strikers and 6 MF's who aren't "allowed" to take on a defender.  If teams play them straight-up, they do well, but a defensive team gives them fits because the coach is happy for possession with no penetration.  Going down 0-1 in a tournament, and he still doesn't change tactics or formations. Soooo painful to watch.

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