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Re: ...shot of much needed gallows humor!

There is one consolation: the ACC. SU loses to Colgate, Duke loses to HP, ND is coached by Corrigan, and UNC, undefeated though they are, beats Furman by 4.
The good:Conrad, Aitken, and Moore showed why they are so highly regarded. An injured Kraus still played pretty well. Conners and Rock are a solid lsm pair.
The mediocre: Lots of dms played, none especially well.
The bad: The close d got hosed individually and as unit. Face-offs were rough. While on a cold day, especially one in which you don't have the ball for most of a period, you can get by without a second midfield, a five-man rotation in which either 22 and 6 or both are in on every possession won't cut it as it warms up. You have to shoot accurately, especially on the crease. Numbers don't lie. Yes, the d was porous, but the saves were about 3 to 1 in Loyola's favor. Last year, Lars wasn't hesitant to pull ineffective goalies. The number one freshman goalie sat this one out while the starter struggled. In general, the lack of adjustment during the game is cause for concern. Part of coaching is preparation.Part is managing the program, but making adjustments on the fly to adapt to game conditions is crucial. I haven't seen much of that in the last couple of years, and, frankly, I didn't see much at Brown in 2016, either.

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Posted: 02/09/2019 at 8:23PM


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Just got home so I will list the positives. -- 1moreUVAfan 02/09/2019 7:04PM
  Hard to argue with that list. ** -- DubbleHoo 02/10/2019 3:40PM
  ...shot of much needed gallows humor! ** -- vonmisian 02/09/2019 7:54PM
  Re: ...shot of much needed gallows humor! -- Ruby1 02/09/2019 8:23PM
  What I think... -- CBHoo 02/09/2019 9:04PM
  Need a shorter leash -- smmtiger 02/09/2019 9:17PM
  Thanks, when was this? -- CBHoo 02/09/2019 9:27PM
  So are already on to hire a new coach. ** -- walkthecorner 02/09/2019 8:54PM

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