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haggyland

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haggyland last won the day on November 25 2016

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  1. Danes vs UNC

    Over two hours in the rain and I just wanted to see something done to stop the bleeding in the second half...anything! Among other things, Fields was a ghost, and the team did not respond well to the more desperate pace UNC played at. Haha, Albany just played the defending champs, a very good, storied lacrosse program in the biggest home game in front of the biggest crowd in school history and FOUND A WAY TO WIN and you are complaining about the coach not changing things up in the second half and Fields being a ghost??? Fields hardly had a chance to touch the ball in the second half! Come on man! That was a hell of a game. I've said it before but a friend of mine coaches at a top lax high school in southern NY and I talked to him for about 10 minutes during halftime and 45 minutes after the game ended. He was saying during halftime that UNC would find a way to get back in it, maybe not all the way but they would make a game of it somehow. Said they are just too good of a team to get dominated like this and can easily dominate as well and probably would. After the game he said, "What'd I tell you?! UNC is defending champs and their coach is too good that I knew they'd make a run. It happens a lot in lax. It's probably the best thing to happen to Albany to feel that pressure, both physical and mental and that will really help them going forward in this tourney!" He said UNC used a 10 man ride a number of times, which is hard to do for a long period of time and it worked really well for them forcing some turnovers and Albany had some nervous unforced turnovers during that run but they held on and made the plays to win, that's what matters. I trust this guy's opinion about lacrosse and feel very good about this win. Also, Carcaterra said it somewhere during the week and I paraphrase, "If you see clean and quick faceoff wins by TD early in this game it is going to be a long night for UNC. If he struggles and the UNC wings have time to get into the scrum, UNC may win the faceoff battle at the end of this game. Their wings are just way too strong for Albany to deal with and whether TD can win clean and quick will be huge." Well he seemed right on. UNC won almost every faceoff when the wings got involved and TD won almost every one where it was clean and quick. The team went 25 minutes without a goal after scoring 14 times in the first half. They were outscored 9-1 in the second half. But, I guess since they "found a way to win" after being up by 12 goals there is no need to question anything. A good fan should just see a victory in an NCAA tournament game, played at home in front of a record-setting attendance, against a national powerhouse that is the defending national champion, and be happy. Any opinion to the contrary demands dismissal.
  2. Danes vs UNC

    Over two hours in the rain and I just wanted to see something done to stop the bleeding in the second half...anything! Among other things, Fields was a ghost, and the team did not respond well to the more desperate pace UNC played at.
  3. Danes vs UNC

    And as a full disclaimer, I agree that Ierlan is a freaking stud.
  4. Danes vs UNC

    Yup, that was a really well executed second half. Trying something different would have been such a terrible idea...especially since we have never seen the team choke away a lead before.
  5. Danes vs UNC

    Winning the draw or not I think Marr should have put Ornstein out there for a couple of faceoffs. UA hit quicksand and Marr didn't coach them out of it.
  6. NOT going to be at 3PM...was hoping this storm would move up the I-88 corridor a little quicker!
  7. Danes vs UNC

    Penn State, who impressed the selection committee enough to get the 7 seed despite never having won a game in the NCAA Tournament, loses to CAA's Towson in the first round, 12-8.
  8. Danes vs UNC

    Looks like only 5 seats remaining.
  9. WBB: 2016-2017

    Colorado State forward Amanda Kantzy has transferred to UA. 6'3" and 2 years of eligibility.
  10. Danes vs UNC

    Betting lines: UA women a 1.5 goal underdog. UA men a 2.5 goal favorite, and the over/under is the largest in the first round at 27.5.
  11. That quickly devolved from a game they shouldn't have won to a game they shouldn't have lost. Hero ball indeed. Good effort; now make a run in a secondary, tertiary, or quaternary post season tournament to close out the season.
  12. No Cremo... not executing on offense for long stretches... some homer officiating calls... And a tied game at halftime? That works... Get it done.
  13. Good karma: Hagerty High School just took 3rd place in the national high school cheer championships on ESPN2 before the game.
  14. Have fun and safe travels. I hope your return ride is done with a wide grin on your face!
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