Saturday, November 12, 2011

Northeastern 12Nov2011

We looked forward to playing Northeastern because last fall they were fast, physical and pushy!  Today was perfect playing weather -- partly cloudy 10C/50F.  Great parent attendance once again!

Before the game we spoke about quick passes to avoid overly physical contact.  It worked.  You were quick.  Northeastern got frustrated.

We dominated in shots but had trouble getting power on the shots.  We came close to scoring many times.

At half-time we spoke about keeping our quickness but switching the attack from side to side and getting the ball into their third.  That worked, too.  We had most of the possession and almost put one in around the hour mark.  

The ref near our goal whistled Northeastern's shot in the 81st minute offsides, so Chelsea and our defenders stopped playing.  The far ref argued that it was a goal because the whistle was after the shot was made.  Our team photographer, former Dartmouth varsity player Ron Cima '75, found the official position from the US Soccer Federation disallowing a goal after a whistle:  article.

We almost scored on some good last-minute attempts!  The Northeastern coach said we were the best team they had played.  They want to play us in the spring and next fall.  

It was Emily's last game with her sister Liz!  Great that her dad could be here.  

F: Emily N + Courtney, Julia, Jenn
OM: Jenn+Mila, Ginny+Katherine, Natalie+LauraCM: Molly+Julia, Laura+Christine, Emily B
OD: Blythe+Liz, Tessa
CD: Ally+Annie S, Hannah
G: Chelsea

Shots 13:8  Saves 5:5

2 Jenn shot over
9 Liz shot wide
10 Mila shot saved
12 NE shot from distance saved
13 Molly free kick wide
31 Christine corner wide
34 NE shot saved
35,36 Emily N shot saved
40 NE shot over
41 Emily N shot over
43 Emily N shot wide
50 Jenn corner headed over by NE
50 Jenn corner
51 Julia (?) shot saved
55 Chelsea grabs a cross
61 Emily N (?) shot saved, Mila shot wide
62 Emily N shot wide
69 NE shot wide
81 NE whistled offsides, shot upper corner
85 NE shot saved
89 Emily N shot over
90 Jenn corner
90 NE shot wide but saved

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