Will any of the Norwich faithful make the trip down to Orr for the game Saturday evening?
Attended Amherst vs. Norwich last night.... Now I know why they are in the top 3 in DIII womens hockey... They could skate, they could pass, and they could shoot.
I was impressed with Amherst's ability to breakout of their zone. No trap could contain them, and their speed contributed to an awesome forecheck that kept the Norwich women on their heels for a good chunk of the game. They also played a very clean game.
Fortin kept the Cadets in the game with some outstanding saves, maintaining hope for a tie 'till the final buzzer.
The rink was nothing special, and their coach wore one of those hats my dad used to wear going to church on sundays back in the 50's, which was cool. Now, although I've not seen any of the western teams play, I get this gut feeling Amherst will take their game all the way to the NCAA final game... (Sorry Platty)
Last edited by hockeydaddy; 03-14-2010 at 12:42 PM.
So here we go to Playland park for the ECAC EAST tourny, yea...
Looking back, the Norwich women came dam close to hosting it this time. A couple or so wins more and it would of been in Northfield, and yes yes, one would of needed to be vs M'ville. But considering it's only the 3rd year, not bad....
Umass had a pretty good run of wins after the holidays, starting with a win over Norwich back on Jan 15th, but I believe the Cadet's will not waste any time tomorrow firing cannon shots in the netting. Final score... 5-1 Norwich.
I see where M'ville has struggled vs NEC this year, but I doubt they will allow themselves to lose this semi, as they did vs. Salve last year. Final score...
M'ville 3, NEC 1, open net goal...
I'll let others opin on the final game... lol
[QUOTE=spike;4633298]I'm not sure I can follow your logic here. It could have been a 5-2 game but wasn't because Bloom was solid in net. And, it could have been a 2-0 Middlebury win but wasn't because Leclerc is an excellent forward. Two good teams played a 2-2 tie. The mentality of "what could have been" might be one of the things that separates winners from non-winners.
Sorry it took me so long to respond Spike...
It's just an opinion. An opinion! Shall I say it again? I have no problem respecting yours, but under my rock, it should be a two way street.
Can't let this thread get buried at the bottom of the heap after the ladies put together a great weekend away from home like that!! Looks like Fortin had a solid weekend as the goalie throwing back to back shutouts. Say what you want about who they played and how it happened...whatever. The bottom line is that when you get into the playoffs and you play solid D and do not give up any goals in 2 ECAC playoff games, you had a good weekend.
Now as they enter the next round they need to continue the solid defensive play and find a way to have the staff mix in acouple of new wrinkles offensively to win from this point on. I think with their defensive system that they can play they can hold anyone close........if they all play it together. Offensively however that is another story as they move forward. They will face teams from here on out that are all solid defensively and if they hope to compete, Coach Bolding and his staff had better incorporate a couple of "trick" plays that they can run to try and get an early goal or 2 to help create a lead and make their opponent play from behind instead of the other way around. This is a good young team but when you get to the NCAA's and playing this caliber it is tough to play from behind, and Norwich has had a tough time playing from behind all year. Norwich will need to get the early lead and keep pounding at the net with good quality shots from good areas and rely on Fortin and the defence to do their part......
Hey, remember last year when some tool was lamenting that the coaching staff wasn't out recruiting and the team would continue to languish. Wonder how that crow is tasting.
Congrats to Norwich- from a disgruntled Manhattanville supporter.
I have to admit, I thought of him and laughed this weekend when Babson and Skidmore both saluted their fans after their semifinal game in the men's final four at Kreitzberg. Then Babson had the gall to do it again after they lost in the finals, with Norwich still on the ice. I kept waiting for a fight to break out, because that's what he said happens. Imagine my surprise when nothing happened...
This one also works with Crow:
Congrats Norwich. Nice win. Great season!
Last edited by futurestar; 03-08-2010 at 01:09 PM.
Congrats Norwich. I'm alive... Barely tho.
Was really looking forward to Mville vs Norwich part 4.
Tough weekend to support mville athletics,girls get upset and men got screwed out of tourney. I will be rooting for the cadets in the tournament. Hope you beat the snot out of platty.
I am shutting my computer off until next October!!
WOW...Way to go norwich make the ecac east proud!
Congrats to Norwich for making it to the big dance. Good luck out west and make the ECAC east proud.
Many thanks to all of you for your support and yes, we will make the ECAC East proud.
Anyone got a jet we can borrow?
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