Re: EMASS Boys Soccer Rankings by Week(TOP 25)
posted at 10/20/2010 7:58 PM EDT
In Response to Re: EMASS Boys Soccer Rankings by Week(TOP 25)
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: EMASS Boys Soccer Rankings by Week(TOP 25) : Alex, Didn't you read Globe article? The coach blamed himself because he pulled his players too early. He was feeling badly because he had beaten some team 9-0 the week before.
Posted by southshoreexpert[/QUOTE]
He should have blamed himself. In any tight game he has no player rotation and he plays his best kids into the ground so they have no legs left at the end of games. It cost them the EMass championship game last year vs CC. The CC coached moved his kids in and out for quick breaks and the Sandwich kids died on the field and ran out of gas in the second half.
For the record, he only pulled two players out and only made one sub in the 1st half. By the time he got them back in it was 4-2 and the balance of the team was tired and sucking wind. He has already used his timeout so he could not slow down the momentum.
In this game, they had a new right defender. He had not played a whole game all year. The starter is suspended for the year and will not play again The kid was dying and Marshfield just kept attacking. The Marshfield coach kept telling his kids to keep playing as he knew the Sandwich guy has always had a problem getting people into the game.
Marshfield made some great plays and got a great break with a handball just outside the box. The Sandwich coach made no adjustments at all. Nothing.
Sandwich has plenty of talent and depth but a coach that has never been able to figure out how to use his kids. It has been going on for many years.
They have to have depth, the article says they won the first four games without their best player, top scorer, Peter Alverenga and their starting goalie according to the article is out for the balance of the year.
They play Nauset next Tuesday. Nauset always has the edge in coaching. Guy does an amazing job getting his kids to play. Sandwich usually has more talent but Nauset always finds a way to win at home.
Sandwich will be good next year too. Other than their captain Nick Cotter, all the top starters, their goalies and top subs are juniors.