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I am going to stick to my theme of looking for areas of improvement from game game early in the season. Today and Saturday are two big trap games against winless opponents.

 

Offensively still looking for production from Reh, Patterson, et al, as primary initiators rather than finishing off assists from Fields. We are going to need the guy who can get it done against the 2nd or 3rd pole against the Maryland's of the world and to secure the automatic qualifier.

 

Man Up offense percentage. I believe we are under 30%.

 

Transition goals either off of clean face off wins or through our two way middie play. Kyle McClancy had a huge freshmen year, didn't shoot much last year, and has a nice coast to coast goal in each game. Would love to see that continue and someone else step up as we have seen in past years.

 

Flex our muscles at the dot with TD and Zach, and continue to work better as a Face-Off unit.

 

JD just keep on doing what you are doing!

 

Hard to say too much about the defense since so much of it is scheme dependent and it is less clear to me what the scheme is as opposed to the offense. It looks like the 3rd close spot is still up for grabs between Kluck and Perla.

 

At least to my semi untrained eye it looks like we are sliding very early, too early in a lot of instances and JD has been making the stops.

 

I guess the reason I am being so nitpicking is that this is probably the most complete team Albany has had in conjunction with the NCAA field being as wide open as ever. Every team seems to have a flaw and if the Danes continue to improve which they did from game one to game two, it could be a special season.

 

Beat UMass!

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Albany with the 17-8 victory.

 

TD - 20/28 on Face-off's today, think that puts him at around 59% for the season after struggling in the Cuse game (28%)

 

70+ win % vs. both Drexel and UMass

 

JD with only 8 goals and 13 saves

 

Drake with 5 goals

 

Fileds with 3 goals and 4 assist. 5 TO's is a little concerning and may have to do with him being the primary facilitator all the time.

 

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I don't know what has happened to UMass lacrosse since Will Many graduated but it is too bad.

 

While the shots didn't go in during the first quarter I really liked the way we were attacking from different spots on the field. It was only a matter of time before the shots started to fall which happened in the second quarter.

 

TD was strong but if he didn't win the ball relatively cleanly in most instances our wing guys were not in position to make a play on the ball. It may be that the coaching staff is confident enough in TD's abilities that the wing's aren't as aggressive in the scrum, but there was at least one instance where the ball came the wrong way and we gave up an easy fast break. Zellen made one really nice play where he boxed out the opposing wing to allow TD to clean up a ground ball.

 

The third quarter was a mess.

 

On this team I always felt that Drake would be the 1A or second option, and great to see him have a big day.

 

When I see some of our middies always shoot underhand and not putting the ball on the cage I can hear all of my old lacrosse coaches cringing. My only other nitpick today is I would like to see our middies dodge with more authority.

 

Close defenders had a strong day, but not sure if UMass was the strongest of tests.

 

And Connor Fields is having a special year.

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I don't know what has happened to UMass lacrosse since Will Many graduated but it is too bad.

 

While the shots didn't go in during the first quarter I really liked the way we were attacking from different spots on the field. It was only a matter of time before the shots started to fall which happened in the second quarter.

 

TD was strong but if he didn't win the ball relatively cleanly in most instances our wing guys were not in position to make a play on the ball. It may be that the coaching staff is confident enough in TD's abilities that the wing's aren't as aggressive in the scrum, but there was at least one instance where the ball came the wrong way and we gave up an easy fast break. Zellen made one really nice play where he boxed out the opposing wing to allow TD to clean up a ground ball.

 

The third quarter was a mess.

 

On this team I always felt that Drake would be the 1A or second option, and great to see him have a big day.

 

When I see some of our middies always shoot underhand and not putting the ball on the cage I can hear all of my old lacrosse coaches cringing. My only other nitpick today is I would like to see our middies dodge with more authority.

 

Close defenders had a strong day, but not sure if UMass was the strongest of tests.

 

And Connor Fields is having a special year.

 

I have been thinking about just that, UMass has gone down hill.

 

Drake emerged!

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I don't know what has happened to UMass lacrosse since Will Many graduated but it is too bad.

 

 

 

A friend of mine was a captain there back 15-16 years ago. I've asked him what happened to the program. There's a long list, at least from his perspective.

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