Discussion in 'High School Soccer' started by gkrent, Nov 28, 2017.
SMCHS. Struggling this week.
They have some depth just no cohesiveness.
Exactly. Very happy my kid doesn't play HS anymore.
JSerra has a lot of So Cal Blues players and don't those girls make up the bulk of some of the upcoming recruiting classes for UCLA? How will their style of play affect the team when they get there?
I am not worried about how they will affect the team's style of play. The team plays a certain way. Those that adapt really thrive. Those that don't get lost in the Hunger Games... Just look at the UCLA roster. It is full of YNT players. All of them are good players. Most are great players. Some are unicorns. Only about 16-17 play in tough games and about 20 play overall. No matter what domestic recruits you see you can rest assured that some international stars will show up later to supplement the class. It works itself out. Adapt to play possession or watch from the sideline.
UCLA and Stanford aren't for every kid. Sometimes being a talented individual isn't enough. You have to be able to play an unselfish system and make other players around you better. It's fun to watch on the field and for the next two years it will be a UCLA vs Stanford final (unless the East Coast bias forces them to meet in the College Cup semifinals). When most of those 2020 players come in they are going to have SKY HIGH EXPECTATIONS. The coaches at those schools usually have a good idea of who can adapt. They are correct >75% of the time.
Excalibur Tournament Quarter and Semi Finals are today. Looks like some good matchups.
Who wins it??
As a Sunset League homer I like Los Al to win it all!
Huntington beat Foothill 1-0 to advance to the final. Still waiting on result from Los Al game. Last update Los Al down 1-0 . . .
Los Osos won 1 to o
Los Osos was a better team overall.
I thought the Los Al girls and parents showed no class when one of our players got hurt
Los Osos vs HB was a battle last yr with Los Osos winning 4 to 3. It should be fun tomorrow
Certainly, as a bystander by the coaches, if Los Osos was the better team then why did Los Al have at least 15+ shots on goal and Los Osos got lucky with their one of maybe 2-3 shots on goal? The refs gave Los Osos a few yellow cards for some dirty fouls. The Los Osos coach gave a verbal que for their player to go down and the ref knew the plan was to waste time. The refs spoke about it and added time as a result. Huntington Beach is the better team and will certainly do well!
Los Osos wins the Excalibur Tournament in PKs. Game ended 1-1 after overtime and Los Osos outscored HB 4-2 in pks.
Excited to watch some of the sunset league matchups. Should be a good season.
Los Osos vs HB was a very close hard fought game that either side could have won. The same as last yrs game at HB. It was hot as hell and 5 games in 4 days was tough on both teams. Los Osos had 5 starters out due to injury or sickness and some how got it done. I am pretty sure we will meet again in the Div 1 playoffs.
Sunset league started yesterday. Edison over HB 2-0. Heard Marina over Fountain Valley as well and Los Al tied with Newport Harbor! Aside: what the heck happened with OC Varsity? You can no longer count on it for scores, standings or anything else. WTF?
OC Varsity is no longer helpful
here's something that hasn't been said in a few years, Marina beats Edison . . .
very well played game by Marina. They stuck to their game plan and earned a great win. Coach Heath has Marina playing strong. Their set pieces are well executed. Some young players are going to be big for this team. Fun team to watch.
Edison had great chances to score too, but the chemistry up top is still a work in progess. Once they find the right combination of players up there, they'll find the back of the net plenty.
Sunset league Standings - Week 1
1. Marina (2-0)
2. Los Al (1-0-1)
3. Edison (1-1)
3. Huntington (1-1)
5. Newport (0-1-1)
6. Fountain Valley (0-2)
New CIF Southern Section Top 10 Poll is out :
Sunset league Standings - Week 2
1. LOS AL (3-0-1) - two tough battles and two late game winners this week for wins over Edison and Marina
2. HUNTINGTON BEACH (2-1-1) - 4 goals vs Marina for a win, and a draw vs FV
3. MARINA (2-2) - Tough week with two loses, but a great battle vs Los Al. Rematches will be good.
3. EDISON (2-2) - heat breaker vs Los Al with last minute loss, looked good vs Newport
5. FOUNTAIN VALLEY (1-2-1) - win over Newport and great match up with HB end in a tie. Edison and Marina next week will be tough.
6. NEWPORT HARBOR (0-3-1) - opened the season holding Los Al to 0-0 tie, but 2 goals in two weeks = no wins yet.