2013 NCAA Tournament

Discussion in 'Women's College' started by raiderD15, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    I think the real question we need to ask here is, who wins in penalty kicks?

    Semifinal #1: Virginia Tech vs. Florida State (who wins in penalty kicks?)
    Semifinal #2: Virginia vs. UCLA (who wins in penalty kicks?)
    Title Game possibility #1: Virginia Tech vs. Virginia (who wins in penalty kicks?)
    Title Game possibility #2: Virginia Tech vs. UCLA (who wins in penalty kicks?)
    Title Game possibility #3: Florida State vs. Virginia (who wins in penalty kicks?)
    Title Game possibility #4: Florida State vs. UCLA (who wins in penalty kicks?)

    Of the three actual matches that will be played in this year's College Cup, I can almost assure you that at least one will go to penalty kicks. That's how close these matches will be. And if the Final is between UCLA and Florida State, then it's almost a sure thing it'll be 0-0 after 110 minutes and going into penalty kicks. :D

    If Virginia Tech has to go to penalty kicks at any point in the College Cup, then I think they'll have a slight psychological advantage, hence about a 52% chance to win in the penalty shootout (instead of 50%).
     
  2. Got Jukes?

    Got Jukes? Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    I agree it may come down to the cleanest keepers. There have been some weak moments but also some great saves. Wys seems to come up with the big saves when needed but can be caught flat at times, Rowland is a very strong keeper and can play huge at times- weakness seems to be low corner shots, Sterns has seemed pretty shaky under high pressure which she has not often faced- weakness is not catching clean, and Canadian Colpitts has been staying steady under some high pressure and has experience of national team games at U20 level. All 3 US players also have NT experience so it may just come down to who plays the cleanest on the big stage.
     
  3. Got Jukes?

    Got Jukes? Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    PK's between Rowland and Wys may go to 10+ :eek: Wasn't it Wys that stopped 3 PK's in 2011 ACC Championship???
     
  4. lukephan

    lukephan Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    VT's Dayle Colpitts is fantastic goalkeeper, she's been invincible wall lately - what she did in SC match was simply amazing. She WON that game.
    If you didn't see it, you would not believe goalkeeper is able to make that kind of saves one after another like it was nothing, save three PKs in row, almost single-handedly stop roaring SC offense.
    She diplomatically says in interviews "they helped me there - I helped them here", but not his time! Late in SC match all I 'd seen was fearless Dayle Colpitts standing alone among bodies of her fallen teammates in front of Santa Clara terrifying attack line shouting bravely: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!".
    [​IMG]
     
  5. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    One thing is for sure.
    If someone scores a goal this weekend, please celebrate it.
    It may be the only goal we see in the entire College Cup (let alone a penalty shootout).
     
  6. Romario'sgurl

    Romario'sgurl Member+

    Wakanda FC
    Aug 26, 2000
    Wakanda
    Club:
    FC Ingolstadt 04
    Nat'l Team:
    Ghana
    WPS, I like how you ask the questions about penalty kicks, yet craftily avoid answering them. :p
    After VT's last two match ups against FSU, I can see this weekend's match going to ET. Did you see the ACC final? How well did VT do against FSU? I know the score but didn't see the match.
     
  7. lunatica

    lunatica Member+

    Nov 20, 2013
  8. lukephan

    lukephan Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Virginia may lose in the semifinal, Virginia may lose in the final, but Virginia WILL score, no worries. :)
     
  9. gogogo

    gogogo Member

    Apr 18, 2002
  10. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    Looks like there may be some rain on Friday and Sunday.
    I'm wondering how wet conditions could affect these match ups.
    Who does it favor?
     
  11. lunatica

    lunatica Member+

    Nov 20, 2013
  12. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    As long as it's not cold this weekend in Cary, NC. I don't want to leave Chicago in bitter cold just to go down south for more cold. That would suck.
     
  13. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    Updated forecast now shows a high of 77 degrees (low of 51) on Friday.
    And the updated forecast now shows a high of 36 degrees on Sunday.

    What a drastic change from Friday to Sunday.
     
  14. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006
    Not looking quite so dire. Just wet.[​IMG]
     
  15. ShouldaCouldaWoulda

    ShouldaCouldaWoulda New Member

    Nov 21, 2013
    Can anyone tell me if banners are allowed at the College Cup ? Thanks
     
  16. Cliveworshipper

    Cliveworshipper Member+

    Dec 3, 2006

    From the prechampionship manual:
     
  17. MRAD12

    MRAD12 Member+

    Jun 10, 2004
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Time to go to bed. Early flight tomorrow morning to NC. Maybe I'll see some of you tomorrow.
     
  18. ref17

    ref17 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    vtech 4 goals on fsu.
     
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  19. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    LOL
     
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  20. Got Jukes?

    Got Jukes? Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    wow. so few???
     
  21. ref17

    ref17 Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    just seeing whos paying attention. this could be fsu's year. but if they get down, i will put my money on colpitts over wys to pick up her team. since no fortunes will actually chage hands, fun to speculate.
     
  22. WPS_Movement

    WPS_Movement Member+

    Apr 9, 2008
    Virginia Tech's only chance to beat Florida State (without going to penalty kicks) is to win 1-0.
    Because FSU is not giving up more than one goal.
     
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  23. Got Jukes?

    Got Jukes? Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Club:
    FC Tampa Bay Rowdies
    Yes, but you forget the amazing stat that FSU has come back to tie or win like 13-14 games in the last 10 minutes of the game. They know how to "pick up" no matter who is doing the picking up! Will be a great game!
     
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  24. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, MRAD12, have a great time. Wish you could have been here for the SCU game. It was one of the best full game soccer displays I've ever seen.
     

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