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|Subject: I think Clark stated it best -- we were an exceptional offensive team, with some|
|Posted by: molo83 on Mon Nov 19 2012 2:11:22 PM|
question marks/potential holes defensively. We were able to click
offensively at a high level over numerous games, but had a bit of an "off"
game offensively, which exposed some of our D shortcomings. That
said, even yesterday's game could have had a different outcome, and
Duke and UVA both have exceptionally talented teams. Duke matches
us in the talent department, and they had a great day yesterday. But,
we make plays we are capable of making defensively on their two goals
(both of which came off slight miscues rather than Duke brilliance), and
add some of the brilliance we have displayed lately (as opposed to
some pedestrian shotmaking in a few clutch opportunities yesterday),
and you have a different result. Even with us playing definitely off to
start the game -- made more glaring with Brian not starting.
So, what you have is two evenly matched squads that essentially split a
pair of one goal differential games (not counting the last minute goal
scored when we were pulled up in desperation mode). Both teams
capable of winning a national title. Too bad it came in the round 16, but
that is what a good 2/3 seed matchup should bring.
On the guys side, you definitely saw a team running into a better,
rested, more experienced team. Look forward to seeing us mature next
year, and with another great recruiting class ready to come in. GG
needs to hire a strong assistant with a creative offensive streak to help
mold this unit. I thought the guys got results down the stretch that
matched their capability. They were a tough out for anyone, but not
quite ready for a big postseason push.
|I think both the women and the men were too flat in these games. -- 71wahoo Sun Nov 18 2012 11:03:17 PM|
|It's Duke, it's the NCAA, how can you come out flat!! ** -- 6th hoo Mon Nov 19 2012 10:05:06 AM|
|Ask last year's football team vs VPI. :-( ** -- The_Superhoo Mon Nov 19 2012 7:40:54 PM|
|I think they just ran into teams that were better. -- CaryNCCav Mon Nov 19 2012 9:56:24 AM|
|I don't think so, at least in the case of the women. -- JoeFan Mon Nov 19 2012 10:06:24 AM|
|I think Clark stated it best -- we were an exceptional offensive team, with some -- molo83 Mon Nov 19 2012 2:11:22 PM|