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SELC – What Did We Learn This Week? Don’t Feed Gators, Elon Over Liberty

2 - Published April 18, 2012 by in Uncategorized

November 13th, 2010 – Gainesville, FL – The photo below wastaken at the “SWAMP”, tailgating before the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 36-14 and won the SEC EAST Football Championship. Thanks for the photo, Laura MacPherson!

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SELC D1 – What Did We Learn This Week?

Northeast Division
 

Clemson – Defeated Auburn 13-7 and Alabama 11-5
East Carolina – Losses to SELC D2 Charleston 15-13 and Coastal Carolina 16-9, Beat the Citadel 17-6
NC State – Lost in division to South Carolina 18-11
South Carolina – Defeated in division by NC State, 18-11
Wake Forest – Defeated SELC D2 ELON 8-6

Northeast Division Notes: The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated division rival NC State 18-11 in Columbia, SC on Saturday. The WolfPack didn’t go down without a fight though. The WolfPack jumped on the Gamecocks early and led after the 1st quarter 4-1. The Gamecocks started their slow push back into the game outscoring NC State 4-1 in the second period. At the half it was 5-5. The Gamecocks broke open the game in the 3rd quarter with a 9 goal “outburst”! Three consecutive face-off “wins” by Gamecocks #35 Senior Ryan Dougherty  led to 3 fast break goals was the backbone crusher in the 3rd quarter “outburst”.

Clemson, priming up for the SELC Tourney,  got 2 wins on the road over Alabama and Auburn.

Northeast Division SELC Tourney Notes: CLEMSON is the division champ, the Tigers are “in”. Wake Forest (2-1) goes to Columbia SC this saturday to face the Gamecocks (2-1). The winner of that game gets the divisional 2nd place tourney spot and goes to Johns Creek GA.

Northwest Division

 

Kentucky – Lost in division to Tennessee 11-10
Richmond – Beat SELC D2 Liberty 15-13
Tennessee – Defeated in division Kentucky 11-10
Virginia Tech – Lost in division to West Virginia 11-10
West Virginia – Lost to Pittsburgh 12-10, Beat division rival Virginia Tech 11-10

Northwest Division Notes: Just a few weeks ago I thought this was the most predictable division in the SELC. Yep, I was wrong again. Tennessee’s 10 goal second half surge up-ended Kentucky, 11-10 and really complicates the division picture. A Kentucky victory would almost have locked up an SELC Tourney spot. So lets get to Virginia Tech’s role in all this. The Hokies go to Morgantown West Virginia and the Mountaineers beat the Hokies 11-10! Now we have an “ALL-IN”  race for the the 2 divisional SELC Tourney slots!  Next weekend decides it all!

Northwest Division SELC Tourney Notes: Am I allowed to quote myself? “Now we have an “ALL-IN”  race for the the 2 divisional SELC Tourney slots!  Next weekend decides it all!”

Southeast Division

 

Central Florida – Lost in division to Florida 17-15
Florida – Defeated in division UCF 17-15
Florida State – Defeated Mississippi 12-9
Miami – Lost in division to South Florida 11-7
South Florida – Defeated in division Miami 11-7

Southeast Division Notes: GATORS are on the prowl! Florida came back from 8-2 1st quarter and 11-6 halftime deficits to beat Central Florida 17-15. That takes UCF (2-2) out of the SELC Tourney picture. It sets up a ultimate rivalry Championship game, next weekend, Florida Gators  and Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, Florida, for the SELC Southeast Championship!

Southeast Division SELC Tourney Notes: Hey, I’ll quote myself again, “It sets up a ultimate rivalry Championship game, next weekend, Florida Gators  and Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee Florida, for the SELC Southeast Championship!”. Loser goes to the SELC Tourney too!

Southwest Division

 

Alabama – Defeated in division Auburn 7-6 and lost to Clemson 11-5
Auburn – Lost in division to Alabama 7-6 and Clemson 13-7
Georgia – Won in division over Georgia Tech 10-4
Georgia Tech – Lost in division to Georgia 10-4
Mississippi – Lost to Florida State 12-8

Southwest Division Notes: Georgia defeats Georgia Tech 10-4 and is the undefeated Southwest Division Champs! Alabama wins a heart thumper with rival Auburn 7-6 and ends the Tigers SELC Tourney hopes.

Southwest Division SELC Tourney Notes: Georgia “in” as division Champs.  Alabama “in”, they hold the tie-breaker over Georgia Tech, so even if they lose their finale, they are “in”. It’s the first SELC Tourney bid to the Tide! Congratulations Alabama! Roll Tide!

SELC D2 – What Did We Learn This Week? 

April 15th, 2012 – Elon, NC – ELON’s #5 Senor Colin Madden with the diving shot. LIBERTY Junior Goalie #22 Asa Kelmig would make the save, but ELON would defeat Liberty in a 12-11 thriller.

Elon LIberty Lacrosse MCLA SELC D2

Northeast Division

Charleston – Beat SELC D1 East Carolina 15-13 and Division foe Wofford 21-10
Citadel – Lost to East Carolina 17-6
Coastal Carolina – Beat SELC D1 East Carolina 16-9.
UNC-Charlotte – Lost in division to Wofford 22-6
Wofford – Beat division UNC-Charlotte 22-6, Lost in division to Charleston 21-10

Northeast Division Notes: Charleston and Coastal Carolina each got a victory over SELC D1 East Carolina, while Wofford got a division win over UNC-Charlotte. The fireworks in the Northeast division go off next weekend. Big game in Charleston SC as “city” rivals, the Citadel and Charleston battle it out for an SELC Tourney spot. Winner goes to the tourney as a #2 division seed.

Northeast Division SELC Tourney Notes: Coastal Carolina is “in” as Northeast Division Champs, even if they loss to UNCC next weekend. Winner of the Citadel Charleston game gains the Northeast division second place SELC Tourney spot.

Northwest Division


Appalachian State – Got a win over division Southern Virginia 18-10
Davidson – Defeated Wofford 15-7, season ends
Elon – Lost to SELC D1 Wake Forest 8-6, Defeated division rival Liberty 12-11
Liberty – Lost to SELC D1 Richmond 15-13, Lost to division rival ELON 12-11 in Elon NC
Southern Virginia – Lost in division to Appalachian State 18-10, season ends

Northwest Division Notes: LIBERTY and ELON played a real CHAMPIONSHIP thriller in ELON‘s beautiful stadium. The “up-start”Liberty Flames came out on fire and took a decisive 1st quarter 4-1 lead. The Flames really dominated play and it could have been much worst for ELON except for the great goalie play by ELON‘s #26 Mike Meglio. That allowed ELON to regain their composure and the Phoenix returned the favor in the second quarter and at the half it was 4-4. In the 2nd half Liberty and ELON traded goals until ELON took a  2 goal lead with about 4 minutes to go. Liberty was  able to close the gap with a quick goal, but just couldn’t get the ball back to tie it up. What a great game by both teams. Kudo’s to ELON for righting the ship. The Phoenix were taking on a bit of water when I saw them play Coastal Carolina. The Phoenix are back on it and will be trouble at the SELC Tourney. I just might have seen a preview of the SELC North final!

I spend some time with the Liberty coaching staff. My favorite quote from the Liberty Coaching staff “It’s only the second year for lacrosse at Liberty, we still trying to build this thing”. My thoughts, “YIKES! Look out SELC D2! LIBERTY is primetime ready NOW!”.

Northwest Division SELC Tourney Notes: It’s a 3 way division tie, but the tie-braker odd man out is Davidson. ELON is the Northwest Division Champs and Liberty takes the divisional  2nd place SELC Tourney spot.

Southeast Division 

Florida Gulf Coast – Defeated division rival Palm Beach Atlantic 13-9
Georgia Southern – Lost in division to SCAD 13-3
North Florida – Season over
Palm Beach Atlantic – Lost in division to Florida Gulf Coast 13-9
SCAD – Defeated in division Georgia Southern 13-3

Southeast Division Notes: Florida Gulf Coast took down Palm Beach Atlantic 13-9. FGCU nicked the Sailfish “D” for 6 goals in the second quarter.  SCAD got the win they needed to stay in the SELC Tourney race. That creates a 3 way “log-jam” in the division.

Southeast Division SELC Tourney Notes: As best I understand this “tie-breaker” “thing” , Florida Gulf Coast is the Southeast Division Champs and Palm Beach Atlantic the division runner-up (SOMEBODY CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG!). They go to the SELC Tourney. Defending SELC D2 Champ and ranked #8 in the MCLA National poll SCAD ends their season. I will be real curious to see if SCAD gets an “at large” bid to the MCLA National Tourney. Seems to me it would be a real reach, not winning your division or  even making it to the SELC Championship game.

Southwest Division

Emory – Did not play
Kennesaw State – Defeated division Tennessee Wesleyan 11-10
Reinhardt – Season over
Tennessee Wesleyan – Loss to division Kennesaw State 11-10

Southwest Division Notes: The Southwest Division Championship game was played on Friday night in Kennesaw Georgia.Kennesaw State nipped Tennessee Wesleyan 11-10. The OWLS can back from a 6-4 half time, 3rd quarter 8-7 deficits and outscored TWC 4-2 in the 4th to take the Southwest Division title.

Southwest Division SELC Tourney Notes: KENNESAW STATE is “in” as division champ, TENNESSEE WESLEYAN “in” as 2ndplace qualifier.

– Scott MacPherson @COCKSLAX_report


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