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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #330 on: August 02, 2015, 04:54:06 pm »
Players quitting is nothing new. It is much easier to say the coach isn't good and doesn't know what he's doing than a player admitting that they weren't good enough or didn't have the requisite desire. When an all conference player quits a program should be concerned.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #331 on: August 03, 2015, 09:31:34 am »
Players quitting is nothing new. It is much easier to say the coach isn't good and doesn't know what he's doing than a player admitting that they weren't good enough or didn't have the requisite desire. When an all conference player quits a program should be concerned.

Very true and in the rumblings at Conn all these players (non-returning eligible players) were given many chances to show their worth, but for whatever reason in the Coach's opinion others were better....right or wrong the only opinion that matters is the Coach's....some players can deal with this and some cannot.  When no scholarship $$ is a factor it is very easy to leave the team.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #332 on: August 28, 2015, 11:38:51 am »
New England preseason predictions:

NESCAC
1. Amherst
2. Wesleyan
3. Tufts
4. Middlebury
5. Williams
6. Bowdoin
7. Colby
8. Trinity
9. Conn
10. Bates
11. Hamilton

NEWMAC
1. Babson
2. WPI
3. MIT
4. Wheaton
5. Coast Guard
6. Springfield
7. Clark
8. Emerson

Best of the rest
1. Brandeis - should still be one of the top couple of teams in New England
2. Gordon
3. UMass-Boston
4. Roger Williams
5. Endicott




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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #333 on: September 01, 2015, 07:17:45 pm »
Goals by freshman Justin Jensen, Sophomore Alex Fazzino, and a penalty kick by So. Xavier Doran provided ECSU with a 3-0 victory over Babson College this afternoon.  A VG win over an excellent Babson team!!!  Eastern has 7 freshman, 8 Soph, 5 Juniors and 1 Senior on the squad this year.  Freshman Mike Murphy maintained a clean sheet for the Warriors blocking 9 SOG.  He took over the goalkeeping responsibilities this year after All LEC GK Greg Walton transferred to Univ. of Vermont.  ECSU was in the top 15 nationally last year in defense, and have all their backfield back in 2015, however their offence was really lacking, so today's result was a positive sign for this season hitting on 3 of 5 SOG. 

SHOTS                1   2     TOTAL
Babson                2   7       9
Eastern Conn. St. 1   4       5

SAVES                1    2    TOTAL
Babson                0   2       2
Eastern Conn. St. 0   6       6

CORNER KICKS     1      2     TOTAL
Babson                 5      2       7
Eastern Conn. St.  0      3       3



 
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #334 on: September 02, 2015, 12:45:11 pm »
That is a great result for ECSU which may pay dividends down the road for both teams. Babson might be rebuilding a bit this year as they lost a deep senior class.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #335 on: September 02, 2015, 01:21:54 pm »
That is a great result for ECSU which may pay dividends down the road for both teams. Babson might be rebuilding a bit this year as they lost a deep senior class.

The NEWMAC overall may be in for a down year.  Babson, Wheaton and Coast Guard will all be weaker than last year.  WPI can't score, and MIT has a terrific nucleus but not much depth.  Hard to see any of these teams competing with the likes of Brandeis, Tufts or Amherst.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #336 on: September 02, 2015, 01:37:15 pm »
That is a great result for ECSU which may pay dividends down the road for both teams. Babson might be rebuilding a bit this year as they lost a deep senior class.

The NEWMAC overall may be in for a down year.  Babson, Wheaton and Coast Guard will all be weaker than last year.  WPI can't score, and MIT has a terrific nucleus but not much depth.  Hard to see any of these teams competing with the likes of Brandeis, Tufts or Amherst.

I like Wheaton's roster a lot.  They may need 5-6 games under their belt but I think they will be very good again.

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« Reply #337 on: September 02, 2015, 02:08:42 pm »
Wheaton has some talent on the current roster, but they lost 7 usual starters from last year's team.  Finklestein was the glue and they also lost 3 of their 4 leading scorers including Blair.  They may end up being decent, but Wheaton rarely plays up to the potential of their individual talent.
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« Reply #338 on: September 02, 2015, 02:18:28 pm »
Wheaton is definitely not what they were last year. They scrimmaged Gordon last week and although it was a 1-1 tie Gordon was the better team. The Wheaton keeper made some great saves otherwise it wouldn't have been close.
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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #339 on: September 02, 2015, 02:36:04 pm »
That is a great result for ECSU which may pay dividends down the road for both teams. Babson might be rebuilding a bit this year as they lost a deep senior class.

Agree.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #340 on: September 02, 2015, 03:07:45 pm »
Wheaton is definitely not what they were last year. They scrimmaged Gordon last week and although it was a 1-1 tie Gordon was the better team. The Wheaton keeper made some great saves otherwise it wouldn't have been close.

We'll see.  I would expect them to need some time but on the other hand sometimes new blood and a new mix of leading players are good.  Might go see them play Ohio Northern this weekend.

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« Reply #341 on: September 02, 2015, 09:13:54 pm »
And Wheaton loses the opener to Wentworth, 2-1.  Got a 1-0 lead with less than 20 to go and gave up 2 goals late.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #342 on: September 03, 2015, 11:55:53 am »
Goals by freshman Justin Jensen, Sophomore Alex Fazzino, and a penalty kick by So. Xavier Doran provided ECSU with a 3-0 victory over Babson College this afternoon.  A VG win over an excellent Babson team!!!   ECSU was in the top 15 nationally last year in defense, and have all their backfield back in 2015, however their offence was really lacking, so today's result was a positive sign for this season hitting on 3 of 5 SOG. 

SHOTS                1   2     TOTAL
Babson                2   7       9
Eastern Conn. St. 1   4       5

Good result for ECSU, but I would be more than a little concerned about managing only 5 shots against a young Babson team.  Looking at the box score, it looks like Babson was without a couple of the expected starters (Mandel, Ventura) and played quite a few freshmen.  Could be a rough start for Babson with Ohio Northern and Brandies coming up in the next 10 days.

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #343 on: September 03, 2015, 11:57:53 am »
That is a great result for ECSU which may pay dividends down the road for both teams. Babson might be rebuilding a bit this year as they lost a deep senior class.

Thanks Mr Right, I hope Coach DeVito can hold on to the young players he has recruited this year.  For some reason, some of last years young recruits bolted on him!  Not sure what the reason was.  You always like to see Freshman/Sophomore players who are good enough to play significant minutes, play the 4 years and see them reach maturity with the same team!
I saw Babson lost their top offensive player, so I knew they would not be as strong.  Never the less, the ECSU win will give this young team some confidence going into, what will be a tough match vs Muhlenberg College.
Hoping your favorite team has a good year!!

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Re: New England Soccer Discussion
« Reply #344 on: September 03, 2015, 12:02:16 pm »
Goals by freshman Justin Jensen, Sophomore Alex Fazzino, and a penalty kick by So. Xavier Doran provided ECSU with a 3-0 victory over Babson College this afternoon.  A VG win over an excellent Babson team!!!   ECSU was in the top 15 nationally last year in defense, and have all their backfield back in 2015, however their offence was really lacking, so today's result was a positive sign for this season hitting on 3 of 5 SOG. 

SHOTS                1   2     TOTAL
Babson                2   7       9
Eastern Conn. St. 1   4       5

Good result for ECSU, but I would be more than a little concerned about managing only 5 shots against a young Babson team.  Looking at the box score, it looks like Babson was without a couple of the expected starters (Mandel, Ventura) and played quite a few freshmen.  Could be a rough start for Babson with Ohio Northern and Brandies coming up in the next 10 days.

Not too concerned seeing it was the first game of the season.  Optimistic in that although they did not create a lot of chances, they converted on the ones they saw, which to me is a good sign for young players.  Will see how they perform vs Muhlenberg on Saturday, still early!!