2019 Women's D1 Soccer Talk!!!!

Brown and Hofstra high rpi’s . They beat teams that had winning records against bad teams. Hofstra hasn’t beat anyone and got pulverizied by penn state 6-0. Brown also hasn’t beaten anyone.
 
BYU is good, but the rest of the league is garbage this year. It's so bad, it's worse than a non-scholarship league.
The SEC is pretty bad this year. Did you watch the Arkansas/Florida game? Florida passed around them. They just couldn't handle the Arkansas counterattack and set piece game and the third goal was just an extremely poor play by the keeper.
 

outside!

PREMIER
CSUF 3-0 over Hawai'i. Fullerton dominated possession with enough confidence that the starting attacking players all played less than 60 minutes each. Some of the Rainbow Wahine should really take a class on sportsmanship. Comments on the physical attractiveness of your opponents are uncalled for and your opinion of the team quality are not reflected by the scoreboard.
 
Brown tied TX a and m /. Dominated statistically
Penn slaughtered by Stanford
Yale slaughtered by Penn State
USF 3 to 1 over Harvard / 17 shots to 4

Not taking anything away from Brown’s terrific season but if you dig deeper into the analytics the Ivy League has not done well vs. the power 6. If they face any mid level team from the power 5 they are gone in round 1.

Arkansas going to do well if Jerry Jones makes some calls and puts them in a bracket minus any PAC 12 teams.
If you are winning games and getting statistically whipped you are getting lucky. Luck runs out eventually.

IMO UCLA will make a run. Talent there but complacent and I think they will show up when it counts.

Cal gone in round 1 if they play wcc or big west champ.
 

Dubs

SILVER ELITE
The SEC is pretty bad this year. Did you watch the Arkansas/Florida game? Florida passed around them. They just couldn't handle the Arkansas counterattack and set piece game and the third goal was just an extremely poor play by the keeper.
Totally agree. Florida was a bit slow in changing the point of attack. If they were quicker and more accurate at doing that, they would have doubled their chances. Also they had Grade A chances that weren't finished. If they finished, probably a different game... but how many times has that been said about a soccer game?
 
Totally agree. Florida was a bit slow in changing the point of attack. If they were quicker and more accurate at doing that, they would have doubled their chances. Also they had Grade A chances that weren't finished. If they finished, probably a different game... but how many times has that been said about a soccer game?
I agree. You have to finish a good percentage of your chances to win. Look at Stanford vs. Pepperdine.... Or UCLA against pretty much everyone.
 
Brown tied TX a and m /. Dominated statistically
Penn slaughtered by Stanford
Yale slaughtered by Penn State
USF 3 to 1 over Harvard / 17 shots to 4

Not taking anything away from Brown’s terrific season but if you dig deeper into the analytics the Ivy League has not done well vs. the power 6. If they face any mid level team from the power 5 they are gone in round 1.

Arkansas going to do well if Jerry Jones makes some calls and puts them in a bracket minus any PAC 12 teams.
If you are winning games and getting statistically whipped you are getting lucky. Luck runs out eventually.

IMO UCLA will make a run. Talent there but complacent and I think they will show up when it counts.

Cal gone in round 1 if they play wcc or big west champ.
I agree. There is a quiet confidence among the Bruins. Fleming tell Canada that she wanted to stick with the team for the rest of the season was a big confidence boost. Having her in the middle makes them a tough out against anyone. The defense has quietly been playing excellently (minus a few individual breakdowns here and there). Rodriguez is starting to get her legs back and have Reyes able to go adds another quality finisher and eases some of the midfield depth issues. If they get the #2 seed in Arkansas or Virginia's bracket they will definitely be in San Jose...
 
I agree. You have to finish a good percentage of your chances to win. Look at Stanford vs. Pepperdine.... Or UCLA against pretty much everyone.
If you have many chances the probability of a goal goes up. And vice versa. As the season progresses probability will be onthe side of teams that have consistently created many chances.

The clock runs out on athletic kick ball teams. It’s not sustainable thru a tournament like this. Might get u a win here and there.
 
If you have many chances the probability of a goal goes up. And vice versa. As the season progresses probability will be onthe side of teams that have consistently created many chances.

The clock runs out on athletic kick ball teams. It’s not sustainable thru a tournament like this. Might get u a win here and there.
Don't the athletic kick ball teams get more chances?
 
If you have many chances the probability of a goal goes up. And vice versa. As the season progresses probability will be onthe side of teams that have consistently created many chances.

The clock runs out on athletic kick ball teams. It’s not sustainable thru a tournament like this. Might get u a win here and there.
I agree and that is why I think that Colorado will be one and done in the tournament. They were thoroughly outplayed by Utah last night. I would like to see Utah and Oregon State get in. I doubt that both of them will get in. My math has Oregon State as the last team in the field with their RPI at 48. Utah is two spots too low at 50. Today is already starting off as a great day. I just watched Penn State beat Purdue in the Big Ten semifinal 2-0 and Michigan against Rutgers just kicked off.
 

21dd

BRONZE
If you have many chances the probability of a goal goes up. And vice versa. As the season progresses probability will be onthe side of teams that have consistently created many chances.

The clock runs out on athletic kick ball teams. It’s not sustainable thru a tournament like this. Might get u a win here and there.
We live in SEC/Big 12 country and feel like most of these schools play athletic kick ball. Can't stand to watch Arkansas, but watched them play SEC semi and much prefer Florida's style of play. Love the way UCLA and Stanford play. My DD wants to play in college but get out of this area. What are some of the schools outside of those two conferences (east or west coast, or northern US) that play good possession-oriented soccer? Also outside the top 25-30 ranked teams.
 

NTX07

BRONZE
Chances = Shots/SOG.

I equate kick ball teams to a punchers chance. If a coach strategically defends to kick ball the chances diminish.
A kid has a clear shot from the 6 and hits it over. Scoring chance? SOG? Another kid drills one from just outside the 18, hits the woodwork. Scoring chance? SOG? A third kid hits an optimistic ball from 35 that bounces weakly to the GK. Scoring chance? SOG?

I think your understanding of soccer statistics could use some help.
 
We live in SEC/Big 12 country and feel like most of these schools play athletic kick ball. Can't stand to watch Arkansas, but watched them play SEC semi and much prefer Florida's style of play. Love the way UCLA and Stanford play. My DD wants to play in college but get out of this area. What are some of the schools outside of those two conferences (east or west coast, or northern US) that play good possession-oriented soccer? Also outside the top 25-30 ranked teams.

Off the top of my head:

Wake Forest
Georgetown
Michigan
University of San Diego

Unfortunately there are maybe 10-11 true possession teams in the country and most of them are in the top 10-15. Good luck to you and your player.
 
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