Discussion in 'College & Amateur Soccer' started by uncgfan, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. uncgfan

    uncgfan New Member

    Sep 22, 2004

    the phenomenal streak is over. UNCG falls on the road at UNCW 3-2.

    16-1-1 is nothing to be ashamed of. Just hate to see how far they fall in the polls over one loss though.
  2. s0ccerguy

    s0ccerguy Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    anyone see the game?
  3. big bonnie

    big bonnie New Member

    Jul 13, 2002
    the polls honestly don't matter, why even worry about them. Nothing but novelty.
  4. s0ccerguy

    s0ccerguy Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    From the box score it looks like UNCW had the statistical advantage. Did the downpour mentioned in the write up have any negative affects for uncg? How far will they drop in the rankings even though "they don't matter"?
  5. BigRedFootie

    BigRedFootie Member+

    Jan 31, 2003
    Given UNCW's rank (#60), I'd say about 4 pos'ns. Better to lose early....

  6. uncgfan

    uncgfan New Member

    Sep 22, 2004
    Okay from what I heard from guys who went.

    They might as well have not played the first half, the weather was awful, truly awful.

    UNCG was slowed considerably by the conditions and were unable to strike early. As you know, you let a team stay in the game for too long and they can come out on top.

    The most telling quote was the following:

    "UNCW took us out of our rhythm tonight," UNCG head coach Michael Parker said. "Hats off to them, they came ready to play tonight. They are a very good team and they showed that this evening."

    Most of their game in the second half was spent in a pretty good stall. They did manage a pair of goals in under a minute. Keith Shevlin scored a pair of goals that bounced off the crossbar and the keepers hands. Due to the wet conditions they just kindof hit the turf and spun (both times). He was just kind of standing there and he punched em in.

    Hats off to UNCW, they played a heck of a game, and UNCG coming to town gave them one other thing:

    A school record attendance of 856.

    Good job guys.

  7. s0ccerguy

    s0ccerguy Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    Just looks like it wasn't uncg's day. To wilmington's credit they had to play in the same conditions. Will be interesting to see how each team responds to this game.

  8. uncgfan

    uncgfan New Member

    Sep 22, 2004
    I couldn't agree more. Wilmington is a decent team in a good soccer league. They have played a decently high level of soccer all year.

    When the pitch gets to the point it was that night, a lot of the game is chalked up to luck on both sides of the ball.

    The header UNCG scored could have easily slid right off of the players head and out of bounds.

    Thankfully, both teams are fairly skilled so that noone ended up getting hurt.

    I think this game helps both teams. It gives Wilmington a good win, and confidence AND it gets the unbeaten monkey off of UNCG's back so they can go back to just playing good old football.

    Winthrop is coming to town for senior night. I think some goals will be scored by UNCG.

  9. s0ccerguy

    s0ccerguy Member

    Mar 25, 2004
    Winthrop is coming to town for senior night. I think some goals will be scored by UNCG.[/QUOTE]

    I think any team will score goals when Winthrop comes into town. Best of luck, lets hope it doesn't rain.
  10. TheG

    TheG New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    The starting keeper for UNCG ended up getting hurt in the 54th minute down in Wilmington.

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