posted at 10/31/2010 3:57 PM EDT
In Response to Jason/Alex
[QUOTE]your thoughts are solid as usual, I think -- watch out for BC High, all those ties means they are playing good teams tough and SJP Danvers is always a tough out -- they are consistently 2 of the best teams in D 1 -- Madison Park should be able to get the final in D 1 North, but you are right, schools like L-S, A-B are just so good and so consistent... I don't think the city championship will take anything out of Madison Park, it is just that those damn DCL teams are so cohesive and so good... what do people think about A-B, Lexington and Masconomet's chances in the tournament? and agreed, Weymouth is always a tough out...
Posted by soccerfan12[/QUOTE]
A-B's tournament history has been win the games their supposed to and fall to the Lexington's and Lincoln-Sudbury's. If they get the right draw they can win a couple of games in the tournament, maybe even beat a SJP or Masco if they meet up. A-B needs to find a way to get it done defensively when they go up against the better teams, they allowed 6 goals to L-S in 2 games.
Masco's road will be tough, they didn't have that luxury of playing a good team on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but when they needed a win and played a Wilmington or N. Andover during the week, they could rise to the occaision. I think a necessary component is to be able to play good team's when tired. This is one luxury the BSL and DCL's have. However, too much of a good thing can wear down on you.
You have to look at the tournament history with the schools and the coaches, sometimes it will give you an indication of which coaches have the experience to get their team's to peak at the right time.