2019 Field Hockey

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Jaxhen » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:56 am

This team is putting it altogether at just the right time as we get ready to head into post-season play after one more game. The return of 2018 CAA player of the year de Koning after a multi game absence due to a concussion has helped spark the Hens offense.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Henny » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:45 pm

They are just steamrolling CAA opponents. Up next JMU
👀 forward everybody ....... :)

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Henzone » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:37 pm

1-0 win vs JMU
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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Hengrad07 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:49 pm

4th straight undefeated regular season. Heck of a senior class. They get JMU again in the CAA tourney next Friday in Newark! #GoHens

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by pksundevil » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:16 pm

Hens are #11 in the RPI. The ACC has six 6 teams in the top 10, so that presumably takes away 5 at-large spots. The Big Ten has 2 teams in the top 10, so that's another at-large spot. BUT: assuming Princeton and UConn get the Ivy and Big East bids and St. Joe's wins the A-10, UD doesn't need to worry about too many bid-stealers taking away at-large spots higher up.

Winning the CAA tourney is of course their best bet, but I kinda think beating JMU in the semifinals would be enough to get an at-large even if they lost to William and Mary in the title game. It would be close. But presumably the teams behind them in the RPI (Big Ten, A-10 and Big East schools) will also lose in their conference tourneys, so the path to someone else taking the at-large spot isn't obvious.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by pksundevil » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:33 am

Hens face JMU at 1pm today.

In at-large bid competition... RPI #8 Syracuse lost to RPI #6 Louisville in the ACC quarterfinal. Probably doesn't change a lot. RPI #7 Boston College beat RPI #19 Wake Forest. RPI #3 Virginia beat RPI #5 Duke- that changes nothing. The ACC semifinals have 4 teams from the top 7 in RPI so no bid-stealers are coming out of that league.

IN the Big Ten, slightly different story. RPI #12 Michigan lost to RPI #24 Penn State. Michigan losing is great for UD, as long as Maryland (RPI #2) or Iowa (RPI #10) win the tournament, and not Penn State or RPI #14 Northwestern.

Big East tournament starts today- if RPI #4 UConn wins, all good for UD. Anyone else would be a bid thief.
A-10 tournament starts today also. UD should root for RPI #13 St. Joe's.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Scott » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:50 am

pksundevil wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:33 am
Hens face JMU at 1pm today.

In at-large bid competition... RPI #8 Syracuse lost to RPI #6 Louisville in the ACC quarterfinal. Probably doesn't change a lot. RPI #7 Boston College beat RPI #19 Wake Forest. RPI #3 Virginia beat RPI #5 Duke- that changes nothing. The ACC semifinals have 4 teams from the top 7 in RPI so no bid-stealers are coming out of that league.

IN the Big Ten, slightly different story. RPI #12 Michigan lost to RPI #24 Penn State. Michigan losing is great for UD, as long as Maryland (RPI #2) or Iowa (RPI #10) win the tournament, and not Penn State or RPI #14 Northwestern.

Big East tournament starts today- if RPI #4 UConn wins, all good for UD. Anyone else would be a bid thief.
A-10 tournament starts today also. UD should root for RPI #13 St. Joe's.
Thanks for the analysis.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by pksundevil » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:01 pm

Hens up 3-0 on JMU at half... assuming nothing unexpected happens, title game is Sunday at 1.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by pksundevil » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:17 pm

pksundevil wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Hens up 3-0 on JMU at half... assuming nothing unexpected happens, title game is Sunday at 1.
3-2 end of 3... JMU making it interesting.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by pksundevil » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:58 pm

Hens win 5-3.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Hengrad07 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:58 pm

pksundevil wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:33 am
Hens face JMU at 1pm today.

In at-large bid competition... RPI #8 Syracuse lost to RPI #6 Louisville in the ACC quarterfinal. Probably doesn't change a lot. RPI #7 Boston College beat RPI #19 Wake Forest. RPI #3 Virginia beat RPI #5 Duke- that changes nothing. The ACC semifinals have 4 teams from the top 7 in RPI so no bid-stealers are coming out of that league.

IN the Big Ten, slightly different story. RPI #12 Michigan lost to RPI #24 Penn State. Michigan losing is great for UD, as long as Maryland (RPI #2) or Iowa (RPI #10) win the tournament, and not Penn State or RPI #14 Northwestern.

Big East tournament starts today- if RPI #4 UConn wins, all good for UD. Anyone else would be a bid thief.
A-10 tournament starts today also. UD should root for RPI #13 St. Joe's.
PSU upset UMD in the Big10 semifinals 1-0! 😳

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by pksundevil » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:57 pm

UD just needs to take care of business on Sunday. Northeastern beat the Tribe in the other CAA semi final.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by UD1Hens » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:52 am

Let’s take care of business and hope PSU wins the Big 10. I’d love to have a regular season win over the Big 10 tourney champion as the Hens beat PSU 3-1 earlier this year. May help with seeding if our 3 losses are to UCONN/Princeton/St Joes all perceived tourney teams if they win their conferences. Finish the job Hens!
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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Udforever1 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:20 pm

Hens up 2-0 after 1.

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Re: 2019 Field Hockey

Post by Hengrad07 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:29 pm

CAA Champs! Can Rolf coach FB.
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