NO Jesters have started something like a developmental academy team. My youngest is on one of their Elite squads. I doubt they intend to bar players from HS soccer though, when that time comes. Any of the four are capable but Jesuit does seem to be peaking.
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re: LHSAA Boys PlayoffsPosted by glassman on 2/14/13 at 7:19 am to etm512
I'll probably go to the Newman/U High semi-final on Saturday at 5:00pm at Newman. Newman has scored 23 and conceded 2 in 3 matches. The 2 conceded were in the second half of the quarters with basically all freshmen playing.
Newman beat U-High in the finals twice now (ask bluebarracuda), and I can tell you that they will continue to do so as long as U-High's coach continues a shitty, boot it and run, Stoke City style of soccer.
LHS has two really good attacking players and a very good holding mid. Their attacking players can sometimes try to do too much. They'd be better off if they played through the midfield more, but they were entertaining to watch.
I don't think this team is as good as the state championship team but they look comparable to the 2006 team that beat Jesuit in the quarters and got DQ'd because of an ineligible coach.
quote: Newman beat U-High in the finals twice now (ask bluebarracuda), and I can tell you that they will continue to do so as long as U-High's coach continues a shitty, boot it and run, Stoke City style of soccer
Obviously you missed the match earlier this year that ended 1-1? And the 2009 final was a total fluke-a wind aided bouncer from 70 yards out with under 5 minutes in a game U-High dominated doesn't sound like the opponent was shitty. Interesting start time of 5:00 this evening-trying to gain advantage with the weird effects that happen at twilight? Should be good-we were the only DIII team that Newman didn't beat all season. And 3 out of 4 DIII teams to make the semi's are from our District.