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SELC D1 – What Did We Learn This Week?

2 - Published March 20, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Northeast Division

Clemson (div. 3-0, overall 11-2) – 3 victories over: Colorado 6-5, New Hampshire 5-2, Nebraska 18-3
East Carolina (div. 0-3, overall 0-8) – Lost to division NC State 13-11
NC State (div. 1-1, overall 2-4) – Victory over in division East Carolina
South Carolina (div. 0-0, overall 3-4) – 3 losses on the road to Virginia Tech 12-11 and Richmond 11-5
Wake Forest (div. 1-1, overall 3-1) – Did not play

Northeast Division Notes: Clemson had a successful 3 win trip to Colorado. Clemson was down to Colorado at the half 4-2, but outscored the Buffs 3-1 in the second. Always a good sign when your “D” can lock down an opponent in the 2nd half. NC State got and in division win over East Carolina. From the box score looks like a very close game with the Wolfpack holding off the Pirates. Total goals in the 3nd half, 14. Tough loss for the Pirates they move to 0-3 in the division and are out of the playoff race. South Carolina went north to Virginia Tech and Richmond and came back with 2 losses. The Gamecocks VT game was as close as the score indicated 12-11. In the 3rd quarter the Gamecocks were down 8-4 but they fought back to tie the game at 8-8. Great game, Gamecocks were only a couple of plays away, but the Hokies were up to the challenge. Richmond over powered the Gamecocks on Sunday.

Northwest Division

Kentucky (div. 1-0, overall 2-2) – Did not play
Richmond (div. 0-0, overall 5-0) – Defeated South Carolina 11-5
Tennessee (div. 0-1, overall 5-5) – Did not play
Virginia Tech (div. 0-1, overall 7-0) – Defeated South Carolina 12-11
West Virginia (div. 0-1, overall 3-2) – Did not play

Northwest Division Notes: Virginia Tech held off a pesky South Carolina Squad. The Hokies played the way I expected a top quality to play. It was a nice win for the Hokies, as this game could have gotten away from them, but they didn’t let it happen. Richmond over powered South Carolina on sunday. The game was close early, but the Spiders scored 8 consecutive goals to put it away. Richmond is well drilled/coached, with speed, an excellent defense , a fine goaler(from Malvern Prep, Hate the Friars! I went to Germantown Academy! :-). They played flawlessly in a phases of the game. 

I’m going to quote my own Tweet after the game:

“I THINK I JUST SAW BEST TEAM IN SELC LAX D1 & they r called RICHMOND SPIDERS, maybe.”

Southeast Division

Central Florida (div. 1-1, overall 5-5) – Defeated Texas State 22-8, Boston U 16-4, lost to Rhode Island 18-14
Florida (div. 1-0, overall 4-5) – Lost to Texas State 13-11 and defeated Rhode Island 15-8
Florida State (div. 3-0, overall 8-4) – Did not play
Miami (div. 0-2, overall 0-7) – Did not play
South Florida (div. 0-2, overall 3-4) - Did not play

Southeast Division Notes: Central Florida went 2-1 over the past week. Even in the post “David Drehoff” era the UCF Knights are still crankin’ out the goals, 52 in 3 games over the weekend. UCF blasted Texas State 22-8. In the Knights loss to URI, they trailed URI 13-7 going into the 4th quarter. UCF scored 7 goals in the 4 , but UCF couldn’t stop URI who scored 5 goals in the 4th quarter. On the other hand Florida Gators handled URI 15-8 but lost to Texas State 13-11. I have no clue as what to make of the score reversals.

Southwest Division

Alabama (div. 1-1, overall 4-4) – Did not play
Auburn (div. 1-1, overall 3-3) - Did not play
Georgia (div. 3-0, overall 9-2) - Did not play
Georgia Tech (div. 1-1, overall 7-3) - Did not play
Mississippi (div. 0-3, overall 3-6) – Did not play

Southwest Division Notes: “Did Not Play” means “I Did Not Write”.  Next week for sure!  3 outta 4 ain’t bad!

- Scott MacPherson @COCKSLAX_report

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