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Vermont vs SB 4/5 1pm
« on: April 02, 2014, 11:24:50 am »
So much for that HFA with 10 home games, as weve already lost 4 at LaValle.  We are 4-4 at home with a solid showing against Maryland.  More concerning though is that we havent won a road game yet.  That's for next week though.

I dont think we looked great against Manhattan or Sacred Heart (both wins).  Tie in four other losses and we havent really had a great game since Maryland, and that was 3 quarters of good play.

Our threat is still at faceoff, but its clear that it can be neutralized.  Our other biggest threat is offense and EMO.  Which doesnt convert to Ws without holding the opponent to a dozen or less.  Our other strength is that our offense is becoming less "role" players and more guys are serving different roles- Hughes finished a crease feed, Schultz continues to dodge and clear, Rooney does it all.  This makes our team harder to defend, though, QU's plan to faceguard Easty and pole two mids (though surrendering 11) got the job done.

Its not surprising that we sometimes collapse in the fourth quarter; i see our depth getting involved early in the game, yet not late in the game.  Perhaps the issue is, with all these close games, you need your A team in late in the game.

As for the faceoff, id argue that Judge on the wing is working (look at our #s) but really, Rowe wins it to himself.  So maybe Judge, who was our only preseason AE honor, needs to be back on close, where he has been for 3 years.  Just a thought, i aint the coach nor do i really know what's going on.  Clearly, though, the defense needs some help.

At this point, we are in danger of not making the AE tournament, which is at SB.  We were never so close as last year, where we just squeaked in at 2-3.  I think of this as the doomsday scenario for this program.  That brings me to Vermont. 

A team weve never lost to, and they are improved.  Drew Philie is graduated.  I think Horvath is their best player and senior leader on offense.  They now have a new Canuck on attack that does a lot of everything.  We scored a lot in transition last year, let's see what happens this year.  Ive only seen highlights, not a full game.  Their resume this year isnt impressive; but they beat SHU much better than we did.  And neither is ours.

Since the UA win doesnt look promising, the BC game is a loss, we have to win NOW against UVm, Hartford, and Bingo.  I suppose we could drop one and still make the tourney, but id rather be in the drivers seat. 

50' and cloudy.  GO SB
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Re: Vermont vs SB 4/5 1pm
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014, 09:43:25 am »
Great day for lacrosse...anyone going today?  Chris D and I will be there.  Let's go SeaWolves!!!

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Re: Vermont vs SB 4/5 1pm
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014, 09:35:44 pm »
We won  in conference play which is always good. Pretty much  every team had  a  good weekend including tennis.

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Re: Vermont vs SB 4/5 1pm
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 09:18:10 am »
Thank god for Johnstone in this one of it would have been another lose...the kid was making saves on his head.