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SB vs UMBC 3/28 730pm
« on: March 24, 2014, 11:43:14 am »
Its been an up and down season so far for SB, in terms and Ws and Ls.  Also, at times theyve spent a good quarter against Maryland or Duke, and then also were a completely different squad against other teams for a quarter.  Coach is clearly still experimenting with goalies, close defensemen, defensive midfield, offensive midfield.  But we are getting closer to clearly defined roles, i think.

UMBC's strength is probably on offense and at faceoff (Phil Poe).  Like us, they have a young offense led by a veteran (Rooney/Gregoire).  I think we hold a size advantage there, but with our changes on defense, we probably dont have the size as much.  I havent seen them yet this year, but from highlights, they distribute the ball through the midfield, so i wonder what we do with the slides.

Also similar to SB, they put in a really nice 3 quarters against Hop and then were blown out (similar to SB putting in some good halves against great teams).  Their loss to High Point should be disconcerting, but it turns out HP won 6 in a row (nothing really earth shattering though).  Theyve otherwise won the games they should win and lost the ones they should lose. 

Last year they beat us by 1 and no one player really stood out except Poe at the faceoff.  I do remember they outshot us 2-1 and that is also the theme for SB this year.  SB hasnt won on the road yet and this would be a great time to start. 

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Re: SB vs UMBC 3/28 730pm
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 01:40:14 pm »
The first must win of the season...

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Re: SB vs UMBC 3/28 730pm
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 01:10:15 pm »
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Re: SB vs UMBC 3/28 730pm
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 09:29:55 pm »
Another one goal lose...so painful to be up two men in OT and not put one in. 


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Re: SB vs UMBC 3/28 730pm
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 09:56:03 pm »
This team cant seem to get over the hump. They been in a lot of games up until the end.

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Re: SB vs UMBC 3/28 730pm
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 04:32:04 pm »
three things worth noting-

Gorton (UMBC goalie) was electrifying for most of the game.  Id give him the gameball.

SB defense had a lot of trouble with the inverts.  Our diamond zone left the wings wide open.  In fact, BC couldve had 3-4 more goals from the wing, but Johnstone had a good day i thought on shots he wasnt supposed to save.

End of the day, yeah this sucks, but if we get to the tourney, we likely are going to play UA twice, and they are beatable, and unlikely we will beat them both times, so we just need to make sure we win the one that counts.  GO SB
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