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Old 09-21-2018, 02:23 AM
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Geo Mason 2 Dayton 1

Watched this on ESPN+. Mason gets a goal in the opening couple of minutes, then UD ties it up when Pestell kicks a goofy angle cross/shot from 20yds out on the right of the box that finds the upper 90 back corner. Tremendous strike.

Mason gets a PK on bad MF play that leads to defending in the back thats out of position and forced to foul.

Overall is was a poor performance. Stopped counting at 14 point blank unforced/unpressured giveaways right to Mason players in the first half. Second half was more of the same. I just dont understand why our passing skills are so inept at this level. A simple pass to someone 10yds away without it being 3yds off target seems to be a monumental hurdle. Its crippling us and what we're trying to do. High school teams kick the ball to nobody. For long stretches this is our mojo.

No MF presence again centrally near the circle. All balls going from back line to front line. But not enough ball-winning pace up top to really run down most of those long balls. The result is very little possession and when we have possession its not all that meaningful.

Overall the better team won but this is mostly what we expected. We are probably a good 3yrs away from being A10 contenders. Thats if everything falls into place. Just too many holes all over the pitch technically, physically, etc. Recruiting recruiting recruiting. You cannot teach some of the skills we lack. You are either born with them or you arent.

Nadia busted her butt all night both defending with physicality and attacking with pace. She's 5-3 in high heels but brings the most guts. Johns made a coupe big saves when our back line was torched on simple wall passing. Got caught once in the first half in no-mans land when unsure whether to challenge all the way out or keep her line. The shot went wide.

We really showed our weaknesses tonight. Namely Dayton is oftentimes Dayton's toughest opponent on the schedule. Had we played Mason as hard as we played FGCU, the outcome may have been different.

I still see some Ws left on the schedule, but we will have very little margin for error if we want to quality for the A10 Tourney that we also host. To not make that tourney for the first time in two decades when its on our home field would be a punch to the gut. Lets regroup and get the next W at Duquesne -- which on Fieldturf has everything going against us. May be a must-win game considering VCU, SJU, and Sloo follow at home. UD could easily start the A10s 0-5 if they dont pay attention to their work.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:13 PM
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I watched as well. Just a low level of skill set at too many positions. The trapping and passing are woeful. No quick fix IMHOP.
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