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SELC D2 – What Did We Learn This Week?

1 - Published February 15, 2012 by in College

Each week Scott MacPherson will be updating us on the SELC action from across D1 and D2.  Here is the weekly in-depth D2 report!

Northeast Division

Charleston (div.1-1, over.2-2) – Lost to divisional rival Coastal Carolina 12-8 at home.
Citadel (div.1-1, over.1-3) – A home loss to SELC D2 heavyweight Elon 11-4.
Coastal Carolina (div.2-0, over.3-0) – Road divisional victory for CCU as they held off a pesky Charleston team 12-8.
UNC-Charlotte (div.0-2, over.0-2) – Did not play
Wofford (div.0-0, over.0-0) – Has not started season

Northeast Division Notes: Coastal Carolina (CCU), 2-0 in the division, is in the drivers seat for the division title. CCU was up 8-5 at the end of the 3rd quarter and was able hold off Charleston. That is some good work by CCU, taking a close lead and holding it throughout the game and getting the road win. For Charleston, not all is lost as they are 1-1 in the division, they just couldn’t find a way to win this one.

Northwest Division

Appalachian State (div.0-0, over.1-0) – Nice opening home win over SELC D1 East Carolina 12-11.
Davidson (div.0-1, over.1-3) – Lost to SELC D1 Wake Forest 14-3 and divisional rival Liberty 15-11.
Elon (div.0-0, over.1-0) – Defeated the Citadel 11-4 on the road.
Liberty (div.1-0, over.1-0) – Liberty took care of Davidson 15-11 on the road for a nice divisional season opening victory.
Southern Virginia (div.0-0, over.0-1) – SVU lost a squeaker to Reinhardt 12-11

Northwest Division Notes: Lots going on in the Northwest Division. Nice win by Appalachian State over D1 ECU. Tied going into the 4th quarter, Appalachian State won the 4th 4-3 and the game 12-11. That is a great way to start the season. In another game that was tied going into the 4th quarter, Liberty outscored Davidson 7-3 to earn a 15-11 road win. Taking a game over in the 4th is a trait all teams strive for. Southern Virginia could not score a goal in the 4th and lost on the road to Reinhardt. SVU went into 4th with a 2 goal lead but could not “seal the deal”. The Northwest Division is shaping up to be a very competitive. There is no question the Elon is “Top Dog”. Liberty and Appalachian State seem to be in the next tier. Davidson and Southern Virginia are just a competitive notch below but are quite competitive and I wouldn’t be surprised if they did some damage in the division.

Southeast Division

Florida Gulf Coast (div.0-0, over.1-0) – Nice opening to the season for FGCU, defeated D1 the “U” handily 13-4 at home.
Georgia Southern (div.0-0, over.1-1) – Defeated Emory 14-4 at home.
North Florida (div.0-1, over.0-3) – Got blasted by SCAD 22-1 at home.
Palm Beach Atlantic (div.0-0, over.0-1) – Lost on the road D1 Florida, in “Gatorland” 11-7.
SCAD (div.1-0, over.1-0) – Blasted UNF 22-1.

Southeast Division Notes: SCAD started the season as expected. Georgia Southern took down a slumping Emory team. None the less it is a really nice win by GSU as Emory is always a quality squad. So nice work by GSU. Florida Gulf Coast provided the second SELC D2 team victory over a SELC D1 squad for the weekend.SCAD is easily the class of the division and SELC D2. Despite it’s loss to the Gators, PBAU appears to be #2 in the division. Are FGCU and Georgia Southern capable? UNF, can they rebound from the sting of the Bee’s?

Southwest Division

Emory (div.0-1, over.0-2) – Road loss to Georgia Southern 14-4.
Kennesaw State (div.0-0, over.0-2) – Did not play.
Reinhardt (div.1-0, over.2-0) – Defeated Southern Virginia 12-11 at home.
Tennessee Wesleyan (div.0-0, over.0-1) – Did not play.

Southwest Division Notes: In the November SELC D2 coaches poll, Emory was ranked #4 and seen as the primary competitor to defending divisional champ Kennesaw State. It appears Emory is in a free fall. A blowout loss to #19 Reinhardt in their opener, the head coach resigns, and another blow-out loss to Georgia Southern this week. I hoping that they can get their act together, but it isn’t looking good. Reinhardt’s 12-11 win over SVU, tells me this team is for real. A one goal victory shows character in my book. This is a division of “mystery”! Will Emory “right the ship”? Is Reinhardt for real? Will Tennessee Wesleyan have a say in all this? Kennesaw State remains the top dog but strange things are happening in this division, will it continue?

- Scott MacPherson @COCKSLAX_REPORT 

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