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Our loss to UVA in 2011 NCAA championship was as unemotional as any game I have ever seen. After a brilliant semi, we were as flat as a pancake in the championship game, losing to UVA 9-7. We played like sh*t in that game and showed no emotion, no energy, no desire. The fans around me were screaming for the Terps to "wake up". We never did. Terps rolled this year, but suddenly went flat as the season ended. Maybe there is a hidden reason, but this is not some one off condition.
King Penguins, South Georgia Island
Must be a UVA grad. Last championship was 1975; we are in 2013. That's 38 years or approaching 40 years.
A poster several days ago that talk about the lack of attack play with reliance on midfielders was absolutely correct.
Relying on midfielders to score and win games is like shooting threes in ball.
Live by the three (relying on midfielders for scores); die by the three.
This has happened a lot over the years. As an example, in the 1995 championships at Byrd, we destroyed no. 1 and previously undefeated Hopkins in the semis, 16-8, in a game that, as they say, was not as close as the score indicated. Then we came out completely flat two days later and lost to Syracuse in the final.
Call me a relic, call me what you will,
Say I'm old-fashioned, say I'm over the hill....
Oops, thanks for the updating the math - old age but have seen many good chances/years go by without producing championships - the past two, in the 90's they ran into a Syracuse team at Byrd and probably could have beaten, tough games against Tierney's Princeton teams and couldn't pull through to some good teams in the late 80's when Beardmore was in goal and still couldn't get it done. Mentioned earlier that they couldn't rely on midfield-only play. They were averaging over 10 goals a game going into say the JHU game and don't think they have scored double figures since. One of the other posters mentioned was it due to coaching changes (Warne left least year to go to G'town), maybe as he was emotional, but the tail off in play is noticeable.
There was an article the other day about how the Sat/Mon format sucks because everyone has dead legs on Monday after playing less than 48 hours earlier
That year it was 90+ degrees and felt closer to 110+. Couple that with a night game Saturday that ended at say 10pm, they had 38 hours to refuel. BTW it was also hot as shit that Saturday as well
We beat #1 Syracuse in the quarters and #5 duke in the semis as an unseeded team. If you didn't see a letdown coming I don't know what to tell you
Last year was inexcusable. Credit to Loyola bc they were hands down the best team in the country last year
The biggest flaw in the team this year is when we need a goal, we have no one who can get their own consistently
apparently UVA is done after today's loss
Only wish it was us who got to press that lever.
Maybe this will set their heads straight.
I guess the field is announced tomorrow?
So maryland is a lock for making tourney?
Patrick Stevens @D1scourse 1m
Is that crazy committee going to give us Maryland-Duke?
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
I love this matchup. I will be bringing half of Arlington to the game.
Wow, matchup of the teams of the 70's(last time they both won a NC), if they can stop Pannell, they get Towson or OSU at Byrd the following week. Someone likes them or the selection committee wants to see them back in the FF. The field still needs to be expanded as some of the AQ teams are weaker then the top 16 teams. If ACC and BIG get tourneys then you'll have 10 AQ's with only a field of 16 if they don't expand.
Interesting twist, Till's going up against his alma mater in Cornell, where he played for Maryland alum Richie Moran.
LOL @ #1UNC as a 5 seed
LOL @ UVA
and an even bigger LOL @ JHU
Can anyone explain to a casual LAX fan why UNC is a 5?
I'd never have believed it a month or so ago (a 6 seed) when the Terrapins had been #1 for nearly the entire season. Hopefully they can get things right.
The women's bracket includes 26 teams. Are there that many more women's lax programs than men's? While I'm bitching, why are we still seeing Lax schedules so damn short? The sport has been growing exponentially, yet the season is still over seemingly just when it's getting interesting.
Pretty sure women's lacrosse is looked upon as a Title 9 equalizer sport in many places.
Many different factors are taken into consideration when slotting(seeding) teams(RPI, SOS, QW's etc.) Nike/Inside Lacrosse Media or Coaches polls maybe just one consideration(if at all). Agree that seems too low considering they have been one of the best teams since the mid point of the season and Lehigh(their 1st round opponent) is no walkover as UM experienced last year in the tourney. Surprised Cornell became unseeded(I think all of their losses are by one goal)
Yup...61 mens teams in D1 vs 92 womens according to the google machine with more being added each year. You can look at Florida as an example of what a properly equipped school can do. They hired their head coach in 2007, first year playing as a program was 2010 and two years later was the #1 seed in the tournament and made the Final Four. This year they're ranked #2 in the polls, own a 5-seed and have another favorable path to the Final Four. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see them play our undefeated squad in the Final Four.
It's not too low. The team has been struggling the last 6 weeks on offense and lost to two teams that it should have beaten. Hopefully the Colgate win is a sign that the problems are fixed.
I'm probably not going to the game against Cornell but if they win, I'll attend the qfinals and if they win that, the final four 20 miles away from my home.
I'm getting really pumped for this tournament and wouldn't you know, Mother Nature hits me with a blindside crosscheck. Lightning took out my big flat screen last night.
My two alma maters facing off, gotta go with the Terps tomorrow.
ND in some early trouble vs Detroit
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