NQR: Local NCAA Men's soccer tournament

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by tedwar, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. tedwar

    tedwar Member

    Jun 24, 1999
    Richmond, CA-EastBay
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. due time

    due time Member+

    Mar 1, 1999
    Santa Clara
    I'm thinking about making the run up to Cal. It's a travesty that these teams meet in the first round while ranked east coast teams play the likes of Dartmouth (7-3-6) and George Washington (9-8-4).

    This is the equivalent of at least a quarterfinal if not semifinal match. And to top it off, the winner plays SMU (15-3-1) in the second round. In soccer, the NCAA schedules very geographically, royally screwing the west coast teams. Every year the strong west coast teams end up eliminating each other in the early rounds while the seeded east coast teams face lightweights. In the end, though, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and west coast teams are often in the final.
     
  3. Dark Cloud

    Dark Cloud New Member

    Apr 5, 2003
    Mountain View
    Not a surprise. Remember a few years ago when SJSU was like 20-0-1 going into the tourny and got matched up with defending champ Indiana.
     
  4. Muy Cerca

    Muy Cerca Member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Downtown San Jose,CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    ...and this year's Santa Clara Women get to play North Carolina this Saturday after the regional where they had to knock off Stanford and Cal.
     
  5. porkrind

    porkrind Member

    Quakes
    United States
    Sep 27, 2001
    Bostonia
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    I went to Berkeley today. Nice OT win by Cal. On the last shot, it looked to be deflected. Did anyone have a decent angle? I couldn't tell if an SC defender deflected away from the keeper or if the keeper just couldn't get to the shot.
     
  6. porkrind

    porkrind Member

    Quakes
    United States
    Sep 27, 2001
    Bostonia
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Oh come on... didn't anyone else see this?
     

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