NCAA Week 4 (Through Sept 22) [R]

Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by Hararea, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Gonzaga did it again! This time, they went to unbeaten Wisconsin and came away with a 2-0 win.

    For a team that had no preseason expectations at all, I find this pretty impressive.
     
  2. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Harvard gives Pieter Lehrer his first victory, 2-1 over still-winless UMass.
     
  3. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    (Yes, that last one was a stretch but I've been waiting two years to get a Clay/Klay Davis reference in!)
    UMass is awful and they have done absolutely nothing to take advantage of any momentum they could have built after making their miracle Final Four run in 2007.

    I know the coach has had cancer and is a good guy and doesn't get much administrative support and all that, but it's hard to believe UMass couldn't do better.
     
  4. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Georgetown beats a plucky Princeton team, 3-2. Steve Neumann, NYRB product Brandon Allen (his 6th) and DCU product Tyler Ruddy (game-winner) with the goals.
     
  5. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
    Also, NYRB product Alex Muyl with his 4th assist, and GK Tomas Gomez subbed out immediately after Princeton's second goal, I'm guessing for injury.
     
  6. WolverineFutbol

    Aug 1, 2012
    Butler 3: 0 Brown
    Butler is now 5-1-1. Paul Snape is showing everyone what we already knew - a great coach!
     
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  7. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Northwestern improves to 6-1 by beating Fairleigh Dickinson 2-1 on goals by Friend of Messi Brandon Medina RS Sr. Chris Ritter, who is homegrown eligible with the Fire.

    FDU is 5-2-0.
     
  8. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    In an I-95 Florida derby between teams that entered 4-0-1, Florida Atlantic beat North Florida 3-2 in OT.

    FAU got an own goal and two PKs to offset a brace by Jean Rivaroli.
     
  9. CCSoccerFan

    CCSoccerFan Member

    May 2, 2009
    Cal Poly over Yale, 3-2 in OT. Went down 2-0 before coming back to win. Mac Pridham with the GW goal. CP now 6-2.
     
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  10. 24Seven

    24Seven Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Penn State 1 - 0 Duquesne.

    Gotta admit...underwhelming results against underwhelming competition for PSU. Hopefully it still leads to a good run in conference play.
     
  11. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reaching very good is no longer good enough. We now know what great tastes like, and we will settle for nothing less.

    The stakes have been raised; it is a quite natural dynamic.
     
  12. Hararea

    Hararea Member+

    Jan 21, 2005
  13. jays_soccer_fan

    Dec 26, 2011
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #113 jays_soccer_fan, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
    Not a lot of offense in the Creighton-St. Johns game but it was a good game between 2 evenly matched teams.

    Also attnedance was 5282. 2nd game over 5k this year.
     
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  14. CCSoccerFan

    CCSoccerFan Member

    May 2, 2009
    Box score was wrong. CP plays a very patient game and first Yale goal sounded like a bad restart by ref with injured player down. If CP gets too lackadaisical in the back it leads to mistakes. Then they tend to put the gas on and move quicker if they go down. It actually is when they play best, IMO. I would not want to play against them if they are down from what I have seen this year. They can come at you from many angles when they want to.
     
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  15. bravessoccer

    bravessoccer Member

    Sep 9, 2004
    Bradley 2:0 Air Force

    Braves now 4-2-1.
    Shots: BU 24-9
    SOG: BU 8-4
    Corners: 10-3

    Air Force is now 0-7 for the season.
     
  16. mfnrn

    mfnrn New Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    Gonzago beat Wisconsin today, but lost to UIC 1-0 on Friday night
     
  17. 24Seven

    24Seven Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Marshall 1-1 NKU
     
  18. 24Seven

    24Seven Member

    Jan 31, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    South Carolina 0-0 Dartmouth
     
  19. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    #119 Sandon Mibut, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
    But is it a realistic one?

    Is Embick really as good a coach as Porter? Is he as good ass Cirovski, Vidovich, Bolwoich, Somoano, Gelnovatch and Yeagley?

    Porter's pedigree when hired was much different than Embick's - Porter had been an All American at a perennial power, played in MLS and then been an assistant coach at a perennial power. He was one of THE hot assistant coaches when he was hired and his charisma and drive combined with his pedigree resonated with elite recruits. That, combined with his acumen as a coach enabled Akron to have a combination of great talent and very good tactics and preparation that resulted in the run Akron had the past 4-5 years, where losing in the Sweet 16 is a bad year.

    Embick, by contrast, didn't play NCAA soccer, didn't play pro soccer and worked at an NAIA school before coming to Akron. Other than the Zips, his soccer pedigree consists of two Christian NAIA schools. This doesn't mean he can't be a great head coach and duplicate or improve on what Porter did.

    But... realistically, it's unlikely. Porter make Akron a destination and players who otherwise wouldn't have come to Akron (I'm talking the YNT players from outside Ohio) came there because of him. Will they continue to do so under Embick?

    Already we see him going more internationally for recruits than Porter did. That might be an isolated incident because the players were worth using scholarship money on. Or, it could be he's going the international route because he can't get the same level of domestic recruits that Porter did.

    Porter was always gonna be a tough act to follow. And there will be no shame if Embick proves to be just a VERY GOOD coach and not an elite one.
     
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  20. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    #120 Sandon Mibut, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
    In what has to be considered a bad result for the home team, Washington tied Georgia State in Seattle, 1-1. The Huskies are now 5-0-2; GSU is 1-5-1.

    Also out West, California stayed hot, beating Charleston 3-1. Stefano Bonomo had a goal and an assist and Steven Birnbaum scored his 5th.

    Bears are 5-0-1, The Cougars are 1-5.

    Also staying hot in the Pac-12 is Stanford, which got a goal from Eric Verso, assisted by Sounders product Jordan Morris, to beat Colgate 1-0. After starting 0-1-1, Stanford has won 4 straight. Colgate falls to 1-7-0.

    (How did all these Pac-12 schools convince a bunch of Eastern patsies to fly to the coast?)
     
  21. justakid

    justakid Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    NIU over St Mary's 2-1 at the Northwestern Lakeside Classic
     
  22. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This whole subject is a bit off topic, so I apologize. I am merely responding to what was already written here.
    It is unlikely prognostication that Embick will enjoy Porter’s success. However, Porter has set the standard, and that standard must be met. Embick had better step to or step off! If the AD did not believe Embick can win a championship, he should never have hired him in the first place.
    I am uncertain just how much you know about the Akron program in the long view. Zips are among the oldest programs in the NCAA, dating back to the 1950s. The average age of season ticket holders is over 50 years. These people have been supporting for a relatively long time, for multiple decades. They have recently grown used to elite status. They will now stand for nothing less. There are some movers and shakers in the community that have substantial influence at The University of Akron. They care about Zips Soccer and their voices will be heard.
    One man’s otherwise competent coaching career will be unflinchingly sacrificed at the championship altar if need be. We all support the coach and we desperately want him to succeed. But we are not going to settle for mediocrity now that we have enjoyed excellence. I am not alone in thinking this way, I assure you!
     
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  23. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    #123 Sandon Mibut, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013
    Is going to the Sweet 16, but no further, in back-to-back years mediocrity?
     
  24. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Fr. Edson Cardona gets the first two goals of his college career and Santa Clara rallied on the road from a goal down to beat UC Irvine 2-1. The Broncos have won 3 straight to improve to 3-4. Irvine, whose goal was scored by big Lester "Trey" Hayes (his third of the year), falls to 4-2-2.
     
  25. fknbuflobo

    fknbuflobo Member+

    Nov 16, 2011
    Akron, Ohio
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sweet 16 is obviously better than mediocre. Depending on the individual squad, a Sweet 16 exit may be either a bright success or bitter failure. For the 2011 Zips, it was the former. For the 2012 Zips, it was the later. That is what the Zips faithful want; to be a legitimate contender most years. This shite about “often winning the MAC” but never threatening the College Cup is straight unacceptable. Not here; not now! We insist on excellence. Events may in fact play out that Akron is unable to retain elite status. God forbid! But that will not happen with me remaining seated! That I promise. And I am not alone.
     

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