Re: EMASS Girls Hockey 2012-2013
posted at 1/15/2013 4:18 PM EST
In response to hockeychrishna's comment:
falmouth certainly was the better team. but not by the 5 goal margin. shots were even. walpole goalie had a tough time early, letting in 2 very bad goals of the 3 goals in first 5 minutes. totally set the tone. falmouth goalie was solid. falmouth very deep with quite a few good players. hs coaches dream, good players, not great so they stay public together.
if i am the goalie, i look long and hard at a prep school, could get noticed.
running sprints after the game was stupid. walpole played hard, they just don't have enough talent or should i say depth? their top few players looked better than falmouth's but it wasn't close to enough. walpole coach sending the mesage that the girls didn't play hard, which i totlally disagree with. he could have done the same thing against norwood last saturday, that game walpole did not show up.
Falmouth was the better team, as you said, but agree not by 5 goals. Walpole coach IS a moron and got completely outcoached by Norwood coach on Sat. He made them sprint after that game too, which by the way, most of the girls didn't play as hard as they could. Still, stupid move by him, since he got outcoached.
Walpole's issues are multi level. 1) Poor coaching which leads to 2) poor practice regimen and 3) lack of depth, little or no talent from freshman class and loss of 2 to prep school and 1 to graduation. Lack of discipline on the ice, poor, if any, passing and only 1 D who can actually play isn't going to win you games against the tough teams. Some of these areas can be fixed but it's going to take a team effort. Right now, doesn't look like they are playing like a team.