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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #7140 on: October 10, 2019, 09:36:52 am »
Don't usually hop on the prediction train, but I'm going for a dour 1-1 in 2OT. Would love to be wrong.

Actually, I didn't drive by yesterday, because I pass Babson while taking my daughter to school, but she was off yesterday due to Yom Kippur.  But I drove by about an hour ago, and I didn't see any obvious signs of destruction from the roadway.

Quick rebuilding job! ;)

On the note of the game, I was intrigued to see that they were playing on grass on Tuesday after playing a number of games on their turf last year. Maybe they did that to throw the Jumbos (who themselves switched to turf back in 2016) off? Either way, have to say Babson had a lot more pace going forward than I have come to expect from the Beavers. Collins looks like the real deal.

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« Reply #7141 on: October 10, 2019, 10:29:28 am »
I'm gonna take Amherst 3-1, with the caveat that I don't know who would benefit the most if there is a field change.  Amherst should be highly motivated as already noted, and I just don't think (in the regular season at least) that Tufts  can turn it on from off on a dime.  The Jumbos may need another loss or two to achieve a full wake-up call. The post-season, especially the NCAA tourney is different, where teams can go back to starting out 0-0 and where the one and done aspect of the tournament changes the urgency dynamic significantly.  Now, if Tufts musters up an early goal and can hold a lead into the second half then I could see Amherst's frustration escalating into an implosion.  Fascinating coaching duel in this one as well, especially with regard to how each coach handles the current psychology of his respective squads.

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« Reply #7142 on: October 12, 2019, 09:26:26 am »
This is a great day to play futbol. Perfect temps to run all day with nice grey skies and no sun disadvantage for either side. Nice wet fields to slide tackle yet not so wet that it feels like you have no control of your own technique. To add to the fun there are random gusts of strong wind that will play a factor.

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« Reply #7143 on: October 12, 2019, 10:15:11 am »
Wesleyan has already moved their game v Bates to the turf,,,,NO of course not the nice Football Field turf but the Field Hockey field...garbage even if expected with a Football guy being AD. Still Wesleyan Football is playing a night game tonight and it would have been nice to squeeze a Men's Soccer game on that turf in the early afternoon.

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« Reply #7144 on: October 12, 2019, 11:55:51 am »
Looks like Seabrook has changed things up a bit the past few games with his lineup. Colby started 3 Frosh against Hamilton and looked like Seabrook was changing things up and also giving his young promising players valuable experience.(i.e 2015 Colby but with more talent than that side). However, he has gone back to his veterans for today at Midd. Midd has basically the same starting lineup as usual except I do not see Barsamian with Brendan Barry in the lineup instead.

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« Reply #7145 on: October 12, 2019, 12:25:57 pm »
Umm wow...Midd scores 5 minutes in to take an early 1-0 lead off a nice cross from Reid and easy finish by Goulart. Midd got the ball off a Colby giveaway and quickly started a counter. Midd's speed is bothering Colby today. Colby's #10 Nick Lemire attempts to stop? slowdown? the counter and sticks his leg in to the way of a Midd player who was bombing forward.  All Lemire had to do was stick the kid or FOUL him....He did neither and actually pulled out last second and refused to tackle...Never have I seen such cowardice and that is not easy for me to say. What really frustrated me was he compounded his error by not reading the actual Midd counter after the fact. He tried to hustle back but once he got back there he lost all concentration and focus as Midd's Goulart cheekily snuck in front of him at the top of the box to bury Reid's cross. Must be sacked for that effort. I mean he is 6'4 and in there for a reason which is to get on the end of set pieces but tackling and effort HAS to be there

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« Reply #7146 on: October 12, 2019, 12:31:03 pm »
Midd always gets the best NSN announcers...Midd's usual play by play guy who is pretty good and knows the game is not there today but his replacement is also very competent and solid...I know nothing about announcing but this guy has some potential

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« Reply #7147 on: October 12, 2019, 12:36:18 pm »
Colby evens it up on a set piece by #5 Asa Berolzheimer that should have been dealt with by Midd but was not and evens it up 1-1...

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« Reply #7148 on: October 12, 2019, 12:55:10 pm »
Midd and Colby 1-1 at the Half. Midd looked better to begin the game as Colby has had spurts here and there. Everytime i watch Midd I am reminded how much they rely on their starters. Midd might be able to go only 2-3 deep off their bench as long as they have no injuries but even their bench guys are a big dropoff compared to other sides in the league. I thought Colby looked the better side the last 15 minutes of the Half. Midd cannot afford to get a Draw here. They need 3 pts and if they want to show they can progress in the NCAA's this year THIS type of game must be won on their Home field 2nd Half.

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« Reply #7149 on: October 12, 2019, 01:24:24 pm »
Midd looks real good to start the 2nd Half...ball staying on the carpet and guys are very active. Goulart is all over the field right now . Reid has given a healthy work rate today..That is a good sign...Let's see if they can find one or if Colby can turn the tables on them

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Re: NESCAC
« Reply #7150 on: October 12, 2019, 01:35:45 pm »
Wesleyan has already moved their game v Bates to the turf,,,,NO of course not the nice Football Field turf but the Field Hockey field...garbage even if expected with a Football guy being AD. Still Wesleyan Football is playing a night game tonight and it would have been nice to squeeze a Men's Soccer game on that turf in the early afternoon.


Think they upgraded the turf there a few years ago

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« Reply #7151 on: October 12, 2019, 01:37:57 pm »
hopefully...the turf on that field used to be awful..

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« Reply #7152 on: October 12, 2019, 01:40:24 pm »
Announcer correctly credits Colby's Paul Hawkins with breaking up a Midd  2v2 counter. Hawkins busted his ass to break that up and save his GK from a dangerous rip

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« Reply #7153 on: October 12, 2019, 02:32:21 pm »
Both Tufts and Amherst staying with basically the same lineups

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« Reply #7154 on: October 12, 2019, 02:54:04 pm »
I wish Shapiro would put in Jacobs for Braun as I think Jacobs and Tasker would work well with each other and Braun's skill sometimes is lacking...as I am typing Tufts goes up 1-0 on a goal by Tasker...Amherst loves Johnson's long throws but his 1v1 defending on Tasker in the box was horrible. Tasker got Johnson's legs tangled up with the ball at his feet and used his own core and leg muscle to just SHIELD Johnson away from the ball masterfully. He then turnd and ripped it by White....1-0 Tufts