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baron52
03-18-2011, 08:39 PM
The Deacs are back at it tomorrow at Spry. Anybody going to the game? If so game reports are much appreciated!!



Deacons To Face University of Windsor Saturday

The match is set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Spry Stadium

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men’s soccer team will continue its spring schedule this weekend with a match against the University of Windsor (Canada) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Spry Stadium. Admission is free.

The match will be the Demon Deacons’ second of the spring. In their first match, the Deacs fell to the Carolina Railhawks by a 2-0 scoreline.

Following Saturday’s match, Wake Forest will next take the field on March 25 with an 8 p.m. match against High Point at Spry Stadium.

2011 Wake Forest Men’s Soccer Spring Schedule

Date
Opponent
Site
Time/Result

3/4
Carolina Railhawks
Spry
L, 0-2

3/19
Univ. of Windsor
Spry
2 p.m.

3/25
High Point
Spry
8 p.m.

4/1
Duke
Spry
8 p.m.

4/9
West Virginia
West Virginia
5 p.m.

4/16
North Carolina
Spry
7 p.m.

deacvision7
03-18-2011, 08:40 PM
Have my own match at noon, but it is on the north side of town. I'll try to make it to Spry afterwards to catch as much as I can.

Glad to have you on the new boards! Welcome, sir.

Deacsfan27
03-18-2011, 08:41 PM
Do we know anything at all about Windsor?

deacvision7
03-18-2011, 08:42 PM
They have a super sweet castle named after them in England.

siff
03-18-2011, 10:00 PM
Bad timing. Wish this game was two hours later/earlier. Bummer.

baron52
03-18-2011, 11:45 PM
Do we know anything at all about Windsor?

This is all I got...they didn't exactly burn up the boards....pass the Molson...eh:)

University of Windsor
2010 Men's Soccer Schedule


Current Record
Overall Pct. Conf Pct. Streak Home Away Neutral
6 - 6 - 8 .500 0 - 0 - 0 .000 L1 2 - 3 - 4 4 - 3 - 4 0 - 0 - 0
Date Meet Location Time/Result Details
8/20/2010 BGSU Falcons Bowling Green, OH L 0-3 Details
8/21/2010 Rio Grande Storm Rio Grande, OH W 4-0 Details
8/28/2010 Madonna Crusaders Livonia, MI W 1-0 Details
8/30/2010 Schoolcraft Alumni Field W 1-0 Details
9/4/2010 Guelph Gryphons Guelph, ON W 1-0 Details
9/5/2010 McMaster Marauders Hamilton, ON T 0-0 Details
9/11/2010 York Lions Alumni Field L 0-6 Details
9/12/2010 UOIT Ridgebacks Alumni Field T 1-1 Details
9/15/2010 Western Mustangs Alumni Field L 0-3 Details
9/19/2010 UOIT Ridgebacks Oshawa, ON T 0-0 Details
9/25/2010 Guelph Gryphons Alumni Field T 0-0 Details
9/26/2010 McMaster Marauders Alumni Field T 0-0 Details
10/2/2010 Waterloo Warriors Alumni Field T 0-0 Details
10/3/2010 Laurier Golden Hawks Alumni Field L 0-1 (forfeit) Details
10/9/2010 Laurier Golden Hawks Waterloo, ON T 0-0 Details
10/10/2010 Waterloo Warriors Waterloo, ON W 4-1 Details
10/16/2010 Brock Badgers St. Catharines, ON L 1-3 Details
10/17/2010 Brock Badgers Alumni Field W 2-0 Details
10/20/2010 Western Mustangs London, ON T 1-1 Details
10/24/2010 York Lions Toronto, ON L 0-2 Details

deacvision7
03-18-2011, 11:47 PM
WE WILL CRUSH THEM :ivandrago:


Hmmm...might have to make TW do an Ivan Drago emoticon.

baron52
03-19-2011, 05:05 PM
The Deacs dominate U of Windsor 6-1!! Any game reports out there?

deacvision7
03-19-2011, 05:49 PM
Talked to a friend that went and saw the 2nd half only. Said we looked sharp with good passing, but the oppo was very poor so he said it was hard to truly judge our own team.

Good to get a W on the board in any case.

baron52
03-19-2011, 07:16 PM
Talked to a friend that went and saw the 2nd half only. Said we looked sharp with good passing, but the oppo was very poor so he said it was hard to truly judge our own team.

Good to get a W on the board in any case.

Thanks!! Here's the official game report...I heard it was a beautiful day for a futbol game at Spry...

Lubahn’s Brace Helps Deacs Rout Windsor 6-1

Andy Lubahn scored Wake Forest’s first and final goals

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Andy Lubahn netted twice and three other Demon Deacons also scored as the Wake Forest men’s soccer team cruised past the University of Windsor (Canada) 6-1 Saturday at Spry Stadium.

The Deacs jumped out to a 3-0 lead and took a 3-1 advantage into the locker room at half time, before scoring their final three goals in the second half.


In addition to Lubahn’s brace, freshman Teddy Mullin scored for the first time as a Demon Deacon. Luciano Delbono, Danny Wenzel and Luca Gimenez were the other Wake Forest goal-scorers.

The Deacs dominated possession and had numerous other scoring chances. Doug Ryan started in net for Wake Forest and Michael Lisch came on in relief. Neither goalkeeper was forced to make a save.

Wake Forest will play its next game against High Point on March 25 at 8 p.m. at Spry Stadium.

2011 Wake Forest Men's Soccer Spring Schedule

Date
Opponent
Site
Time/Result

3/4
Carolina Railhawks
Spry
L, 0-2

3/19
Univ. of Windsor
Spry
2 p.m.

3/25
High Point
Spry
8 p.m.

4/1
Duke
Spry
8 p.m.

4/9
West Virginia
West Virginia
5 p.m.

4/16
North Carolina
Spry
7 p.m.

BillBrasky
03-19-2011, 07:48 PM
Luciano!

Love that kid. I grew up with his family.

deacvision7
03-19-2011, 07:54 PM
Luciano!

Love that kid. I grew up with his family.

Great kid. Love him to death.

Needs to step it up and realize his great potential.

BillBrasky
03-19-2011, 08:00 PM
Great kid. Love him to death.

Needs to step it up and realize his great potential.

Little known fact... his older sister, not the one playing at Wake, was my senior prom date.

She's probably the coolest girl ever.

deacvision7
03-19-2011, 08:25 PM
You a RJR boy?

wakephan09
03-20-2011, 12:47 PM
You a RJR boy?

TABOR! TABOR! TABOR!

I grew up around his sister too. Awesome family.

deacvision7
03-22-2011, 10:19 AM
wakemenssoccer Wake Men's Soccer
Friday's match against High Point has been changed to a 7 p.m. kickoff. It will still be at Spry Stadium

baron52
03-22-2011, 11:01 AM
wakemenssoccer Wake Men's Soccer
Friday's match against High Point has been changed to a 7 p.m. kickoff. It will still be at Spry Stadium

Thanks for the heads up!! you going make the game?

deacvision7
03-22-2011, 11:47 AM
Odds looking good. I wonder if they would let my dog in Spry? I'll say he is my chief scouting assistant!

Either way, I'll post a report when I get back. Might even take a pad and pen to jot stuff down as it strikes me. I always feel like I forget stuff that stuck out to me during the course of the match when I get home and try to replay it by memory.

TuffaloDeac10
03-22-2011, 12:39 PM
I should be in attendance on Friday.

deacvision7
03-22-2011, 12:40 PM
Dinner before hand, Tuff?

TuffaloDeac10
03-22-2011, 12:45 PM
Dinner before hand, Tuff?

Sounds good to me

baron52
03-22-2011, 08:41 PM
Odds looking good. I wonder if they would let my dog in Spry? I'll say he is my chief scouting assistant!

Either way, I'll post a report when I get back. Might even take a pad and pen to jot stuff down as it strikes me. I always feel like I forget stuff that stuck out to me during the course of the match when I get home and try to replay it by memory.

:dancindeac:

ildeac10
03-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Yay baron! Welcome.

BigEastDeac
03-22-2011, 09:20 PM
Wake has an incoming transfer from St. John's? Alex Bramall?

Anyone know anything about this kid. He has a nice resume, but he didn't play at all last year (probably why he's transferring). Maybe he was injured. I don't know.

Honestly I can't remember Wake's last transfer into the program.

baron52
03-22-2011, 09:45 PM
Wake has an incoming transfer from St. John's? Alex Bramall?

Anyone know anything about this kid. He has a nice resume, but he didn't play at all last year (probably why he's transferring). Maybe he was injured. I don't know.

Honestly I can't remember Wake's last transfer into the program.

Here's an article that Quotes the kid...I agree St. John's (in jamaican plains, queens, n.y.) would be a lousy place to go to school...that's just me and him speak'n

http://blogs.hudsonvalley.com/hudson-valley-845-justin/2011/02/08/former-nfa-soccer-star-alex-bramall-to-transfer-from-st-johns/

I heard there is another kid from St. John's transferring in also.

Bramall was formerly in U-17 Nat team residency in Bradenton and is left footed back or midfielder...you can never have enough left footed players!!...there's so few good one's..

baron52
03-23-2011, 12:01 AM
Here's another one coming in for 2012....sounds like a good one!!

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/players-to-watch/players-to-watch-player-profile/pid-8386/Michael-Gamble

and #1 recruit in America for College Soccer News

http://collegesoccernews.com/index_files/Page12693.htm

Looks like JV is working overtime:)

El Chupacabra
03-23-2011, 06:31 PM
Wake has an incoming transfer from St. John's? Alex Bramall?

Anyone know anything about this kid. He has a nice resume, but he didn't play at all last year (probably why he's transferring). Maybe he was injured. I don't know.

Honestly I can't remember Wake's last transfer into the program.

Matt Thompson maybe.

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Match tonight. Get in!

Excited to see them for the first time this spring. Yo, Tuff, where ya wanna go before hand?

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 09:45 AM
Here's another one coming in for 2012....sounds like a good one!!

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/players-to-watch/players-to-watch-player-profile/pid-8386/Michael-Gamble

and #1 recruit in America for College Soccer News

http://collegesoccernews.com/index_files/Page12693.htm

Looks like JV is working overtime:)

:werd:

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 09:58 AM
Match tonight. Get in!

Excited to see them for the first time this spring. Yo, Tuff, where ya wanna go before hand?

Putters? Right after work/paychecks/Mega Millions?

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 10:05 AM
Putter's sounds good, yo.

I'm hoping we close down shop early today. So just give me a time and I'll be there then.

TexasDeac10
03-25-2011, 03:21 PM
:werd:

Awesome awesome awesome.

wakephan09
03-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Putter's sounds good, yo.

I'm hoping we close down shop early today. So just give me a time and I'll be there then.

Yo, we are heading over to putter's around 5:30 when DF2009 gets off of work. We are heading to the movie afterwords...what time is the match?

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 04:22 PM
Yo, we are heading over to putter's around 5:30 when DF2009 gets off of work. We are heading to the movie afterwords...what time is the match?

Match is at 7. See you at Putters!

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 04:38 PM
4 of us now? NOICE.

I'll be there at 5:30.

baron52
03-25-2011, 07:40 PM
Just got a text from the game...13 mins left in first half Deacs 0 High Point 0

baron52
03-25-2011, 07:42 PM
Just got a text from the game...13 mins left in first half Deacs 0 High Point 0

Game had been pretty even BUT Lubahn just scores to put the good guys up 1 nil!!

siff
03-25-2011, 07:45 PM
Here's an article that Quotes the kid...I agree St. John's (in jamaican plains, queens, n.y.) would be a lousy place to go to school...that's just me and him speak'n

http://blogs.hudsonvalley.com/hudson-valley-845-justin/2011/02/08/former-nfa-soccer-star-alex-bramall-to-transfer-from-st-johns/

I heard there is another kid from St. John's transferring in also.

Bramall was formerly in U-17 Nat team residency in Bradenton and is left footed back or midfielder...you can never have enough left footed players!!...there's so few good one's..

I know a very good one ;)

baron52
03-25-2011, 08:35 PM
18:45 left in the 2nd half Deacs still up 1 nil on High Point:)

baron52
03-25-2011, 08:46 PM
Teddy Mullin just scored to put the deacs up 2 nil:D

baron52
03-25-2011, 08:48 PM
we gave one back with 5 mins left now 2-1:( from a pk on the deacs..

baron52
03-25-2011, 08:52 PM
Daecs score 3-1:D

baron52
03-25-2011, 08:55 PM
It's in the books..3-1!! Deacs can score goals this year:D

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 09:52 PM
I went. I'll give some thoughts later tonight.

Defense was solid. Midfield was alright. Attack was slow.

High Point was horrible.

baron52
03-25-2011, 09:58 PM
I went. I'll give some thoughts later tonight.

Defense was solid. Midfield was alright. Attack was slow.

High Point was horrible.

Ohnoooooooo!! so apart from winning it sounds like not all is well in Deacville:( and we have alot more work to do to be contenders in the ACC let alone on the National Scene...

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 10:05 PM
It's in the books..3-1!! Deacs can score goals this year:D

Hate being a downer but we're still lacking an amount of creativity. I think we'll be better than last season.

The first goal was the result of Luca finding Watts open outside the box and Jared blasted a shot off the crossbar (keeper misjudged it) and the rebound went right to Lubahn's head.

Second goal was the best worked of the three, IMO. DV7 will describe it in another post.

Last goal was a result of their LB whiffing on a ball and then Andy Lubahn dribbled across about halfway through the box, then found Luca, who had a nice long time to pick and hit his shot.

HPU played dirty. A team of Nigel De Jong wannabes in pink cleats.

baron52
03-25-2011, 10:25 PM
Hate being a downer but we're still lacking an amount of creativity. I think we'll be better than last season.

The first goal was the result of Luca finding Watts open outside the box and Jared blasted a shot off the crossbar (keeper misjudged it) and the rebound went right to Lubahn's head.

Second goal was the best worked of the three, IMO. DV7 will describe it in another post.

Last goal was a result of their LB whiffing on a ball and then Andy Lubahn dribbled across about halfway through the box, then found Luca, who had a nice long time to pick and hit his shot.

HPU played dirty. A team of Nigel De Jong wannabes in pink cleats.

Well I was hoping for a better report:( but perhaps we had an off night and we still pulled out a win:thumbsup: Hope springs eternal!!

baron52
03-25-2011, 10:26 PM
Here's the official game report:



Wake Forest Men’s Soccer Takes Down High Point 3-1

Lubahn, Mullin and Gimenez scored for the Demon Deacons

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men’s soccer team won its second-straight spring match, defeating High Point 3-1 on Friday evening at Spry Stadium.

The Deacs took a 1-0 first half lead that held up until the last ten minutes of the game before a flurry of goals left the final score 3-1 in Wake’s favor.

Jared Watts sparked Wake’s first goal in the 35th minute, cracking a long shot off the cross bar that fell right to Andy Lubahn on the goal line who headed it into the net to put the Deacs up 1-0.

The Demon Deacons’ next goal would not come until the 81st minute. Luca Gimenez cranked a shot from the left of the box that forced the Panthers’ keeper to make a diving save, but the rebound bounced to freshman Teddy Mullin who slotted it into the vacant net to extend the Wake advantage to 2-0.

High Point pulled a goal back in the 85th minute, when Fejiro Okiomah made a long run into the box and was tripped up by goalkeeper Michael Lisch, drawing a penalty kick. Shawn Sloan stepped up to the mark and drove the ball low into the left side of the net to make the score 2-1 in favor of the Deacs.

Wake’s finished the scoring in the 90th minute when a pass from Lubahn found Gimenez wide open in the left of the box and the Brazilian blasted a shot past the keeper to leave the final scoreline 3-1.

The Demon Deacons will next take the field on April 1 with a match against Duke at 8 p.m. at Spry Stadium.

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 10:38 PM
Well I was hoping for a better report:( but perhaps we had an off night and we still pulled out a win:thumbsup: Hope springs eternal!!

I mean, I don't think we were bad or are going to be bad. Just missing a little something going forward. It's also VERY early in the 2011 season right now.

baron52
03-25-2011, 10:44 PM
I mean, I don't think we were bad or are going to be bad. Just missing a little something going forward. It's also VERY early in the 2011 season right now.

are we able to connect more then 3 passes? we had trouble with that last year:tard:

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 10:51 PM
are we able to connect more then 3 passes? we had trouble with that last year:tard:

We were a little disjointed. Did not really get anything going through the middle at all. Luca's control on the ball was really good and he was able to frequently dribble by whoever was defending him, but usually in a wide position.

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 10:55 PM
Their RB (who Luca just abused, especially in the 2nd half) was a HORRID defender. He constantly squared his feet straight up on Luca, meaning Luca could choose to go either direction as the defender was taking nothing away, it was awful defending. Just awful.

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 10:56 PM
I would NEVER notice that without an HDTV.

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 11:11 PM
Mental notes from tonight, in no particular order

1) Defensive shape was good no matter who was back there. Most impressed with Arena (either at LB or CB) and Wenzel, both such smart defenders, always in the right position -- but hard to fully gauge, as HPs touches, especially their forwards and wide players, were awful. It was like throwing a ping pong ball off an anvil. I hope they aren't on scholarship. Pathetic. Especially #9. But the back 4 always did a good job communicating and staying in proper shape.
2) Jared Watts is an animal. I freaking love that kid. Non-stop motor. His shot that cannoned off the crossbar and led to our first was a rocket. Helped a bit by the keeper seeming to see it late, but it was hit with such pace that it was always going to cause the GK problems. Also, good to see him so aggressive in the air. He hates losing 50-50s and it shows.
3) Not sure who the new #10 was, but I wasn't overly impressed with him in the "10" role. He works hard and has a good touch, but he never seemed interested to go for a killer ball, instead always played the safe or backwards pass. I don't like that from a person in a role that asks for creativity in a 4-2-3-1 (the middle of the 3.)
4) I really like Duvall, but I don't get playing him at RB. In Jay I Trust, though.
5) Luch was working hard, which I personally loved to see. Put in a few good tackles and timed them well for the most part. Didn't make the driving runs that I know he can contribute, so didn't like that, but I have no doubt that part of his game is still there.
6) Lubahn is so good. What a disgustingly smart striker at this level. He times his runs so well. Give him a midfielder that can spot those runs before he makes them and he would be bagging them in for fun. Sadly, I didn't see that midfielder today, but it's still only the spring!
7) Luca was good today, as I touched on briefly earlier. He is still slow, maybe a half a yard faster...but still slow. I would like to see him in the "10" role, but JV obviously does not agree that he would serve us well there at this time.
8) The keeper (don't remember his name) made a really stupid lunge on their penalty. The HP player kicked the ball way ahead of himself and towards the corner flag. No need to go to ground there when the guy isn't heading towards his goal. Bad mistake, but he is learning after sitting behind Akira, so mistakes are to be expected I would say.
9) We aren't bad, but we aren't "Wake good" again yet, either. We will be better than this past season though. Some promising pieces are there, they just need to be put together to make a full product. Jay Vidovich is our coach, so...yeah, I have little worries considering this is March.
10) It was great seeing some Deacon footy again! I love Spry.

deacvision7
03-25-2011, 11:12 PM
I would NEVER notice that without an HDTV.

Meh, just look at a defender's shoulders. That will tell you where their feet are positioned.

siff
03-25-2011, 11:27 PM
Mental notes from tonight, in no particular order

1) Defensive shape was good no matter who was back there. Most impressed with Arena (either at LB or CB) and Wenzel, both such smart defenders, always in the right position -- but hard to fully gauge, as HPs touches, especially their forwards and wide players, were awful. It was like throwing a ping pong ball off an anvil. I hope they aren't on scholarship. Pathetic. Especially #9. But the back 4 always did a good job communicating and staying in proper shape.
2) Jared Watts is an animal. I freaking love that kid. Non-stop motor. His shot that cannoned off the crossbar and led to our first was a rocket. Helped a bit by the keeper seeming to see it late, but it was hit with such pace that it was always going to cause the GK problems. Also, good to see him so aggressive in the air. He hates losing 50-50s and it shows.
3) Not sure who the new #10 was, but I wasn't overly impressed with him in the "10" role. He works hard and has a good touch, but he never seemed interested to go for a killer ball, instead always played the safe or backwards pass. I don't like that from a person in a role that asks for creativity in a 4-2-3-1 (the middle of the 3.)
4) I really like Duvall, but I don't get playing him at RB. In Jay I Trust, though.
5) Luch was working hard, which I personally loved to see. Put in a few good tackles and timed them well for the most part. Didn't make the driving runs that I know he can contribute, so didn't like that, but I have no doubt that part of his game is still there.
6) Lubahn is so good. What a disgustingly smart striker at this level. He times his runs so well. Give him a midfielder that can spot those runs before he makes them and he would be bagging them in for fun. Sadly, I didn't see that midfielder today, but it's still only the spring!
7) Luca was good today, as I touched on briefly earlier. He is still slow, maybe a half a yard faster...but still slow. I would like to see him in the "10" role, but JV obviously does not agree that he would serve us well there at this time.
8) The keeper (don't remember his name) made a really stupid lunge on their penalty. The HP player kicked the ball way ahead of himself and towards the corner flag. No need to go to ground there when the guy isn't heading towards his goal. Bad mistake, but he is learning after sitting behind Akira, so mistakes are to be expected I would say.
9) We aren't bad, but we aren't "Wake good" again yet, either. We will be better than this past season though. Some promising pieces are there, they just need to be put together to make a full product. Jay Vidovich is our coach, so...yeah, I have little worries considering this is March.
10) It was great seeing some Deacon footy again! I love Spry.

North Meck REPRESENT! :D

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 11:38 PM
Watts' elbows are as sharp as ever. He got one good lick in on a HPU player tonight. Ref didn't see it. Wake's Fellaini.

baron52
03-25-2011, 11:45 PM
Mental notes from tonight, in no particular order

1) Defensive shape was good no matter who was back there. Most impressed with Arena (either at LB or CB) and Wenzel, both such smart defenders, always in the right position -- but hard to fully gauge, as HPs touches, especially their forwards and wide players, were awful. It was like throwing a ping pong ball off an anvil. I hope they aren't on scholarship. Pathetic. Especially #9. But the back 4 always did a good job communicating and staying in proper shape.
2) Jared Watts is an animal. I freaking love that kid. Non-stop motor. His shot that cannoned off the crossbar and led to our first was a rocket. Helped a bit by the keeper seeming to see it late, but it was hit with such pace that it was always going to cause the GK problems. Also, good to see him so aggressive in the air. He hates losing 50-50s and it shows.
3) Not sure who the new #10 was, but I wasn't overly impressed with him in the "10" role. He works hard and has a good touch, but he never seemed interested to go for a killer ball, instead always played the safe or backwards pass. I don't like that from a person in a role that asks for creativity in a 4-2-3-1 (the middle of the 3.)
4) I really like Duvall, but I don't get playing him at RB. In Jay I Trust, though.
5) Luch was working hard, which I personally loved to see. Put in a few good tackles and timed them well for the most part. Didn't make the driving runs that I know he can contribute, so didn't like that, but I have no doubt that part of his game is still there.
6) Lubahn is so good. What a disgustingly smart striker at this level. He times his runs so well. Give him a midfielder that can spot those runs before he makes them and he would be bagging them in for fun. Sadly, I didn't see that midfielder today, but it's still only the spring!
7) Luca was good today, as I touched on briefly earlier. He is still slow, maybe a half a yard faster...but still slow. I would like to see him in the "10" role, but JV obviously does not agree that he would serve us well there at this time.
8) The keeper (don't remember his name) made a really stupid lunge on their penalty. The HP player kicked the ball way ahead of himself and towards the corner flag. No need to go to ground there when the guy isn't heading towards his goal. Bad mistake, but he is learning after sitting behind Akira, so mistakes are to be expected I would say.
9) We aren't bad, but we aren't "Wake good" again yet, either. We will be better than this past season though. Some promising pieces are there, they just need to be put together to make a full product. Jay Vidovich is our coach, so...yeah, I have little worries considering this is March.
10) It was great seeing some Deacon footy again! I love Spry.

IMO...Jv is struggling with his outside backs and cbacks...Luke Norman is NOT an outside back...we found that out last year. so who plays there? Plus we need another Cback to pair with Wenzel....Arena is a natural cback but we don' have a left back so he move's out there because of his versatility. Duval moves back since he can defend better then Norman (but he is a much better attacking mid then Norman also)(JV is trying to fit the pieces to work with what he's got...IMO)...Tolani moves central where JV thinks his athleticism fits best.
Hopefully the creativity comes from these kids and they can mature in JV's system...I've heard good things about #10, Teddy Mullin...JV doesn't hand out that number to anyone;)...so he has to have alot of belief in the kid.
How's Luca's pace...has he picked it up? perhaps the same problem with Luciano:( they need that burst of speed in the first 3-5 meters..hard to pick that up at this age.
Litsch was the keeper who gave up the PK...he had problems last game...he was the natural #1 to inherit the job from Fitzie but he might not be ready...Perhaps Doug "Too Tall" Ryan (who has always come thru whenever called on) is the man to step up...seems like he did a good job vs. Winston...not sure if he played tonight.
Did Newnam play...how's he look.

ok that's enough questions for now...hopefully you all can provide answers...

cheers,

thebaron

TuffaloDeac10
03-25-2011, 11:52 PM
Newnam played but wasn't really influential. Luca isn't what I would call explosive, but he was able to change his speed enough (as much by stopping as by starting) to throw off the terrible HPU RB on a number of occasions.

deacvision7
03-26-2011, 12:00 AM
IMO...Jv is struggling with his outside backs and cbacks...Luke Norman is NOT an outside back...we found that out last year. so who plays there? Plus we need another Cback to pair with Wenzel....Arena is a natural cback but we don' have a left back so he move's out there because of his versatility. Duval moves back since he can defend better then Norman (but he is a much better attacking mid then Norman also)(JV is trying to fit the pieces to work with what he's got...IMO)...Tolani moves central where JV thinks his athleticism fits best.
Hopefully the creativity comes from these kids and they can mature in JV's system...I've heard good things about #10, Teddy Mullin...JV doesn't hand out that number to anyone;)...so he has to have alot of belief in the kid.
How's Luca's pace...has he picked it up? perhaps the same problem with Luciano:( they need that burst of speed in the first 3-5 meters..hard to pick that up at this age.
Litsch was the keeper who gave up the PK...he had problems last game...he was the natural #1 to inherit the job from Fitzie but he might not be ready...Perhaps Doug "Too Tall" Ryan (who has always come thru whenever called on) is the man to step up...seems like he did a good job vs. Winston...not sure if he played tonight.
Did Newnam play...how's he look.

ok that's enough questions for now...hopefully you all can provide answers...

cheers,

thebaron

I've never been a fan of Luke Norman. So...yeah.

I get that Duvall can defend, but he is so deadly as a wing in a 4-2-3-1 seeing as how he can beat his man to the endline. So I don't get playing him out of position. But Jay wants to, and he is the coach.

Mullin just played it safe. You can see the talent there, but if you are in that role in that formation you have to be willing to take a chance on some passes. They won't all come off, but the threat needs to be there to open up a defense. At least a better defense....

Luca isn't AS slow, but he is still slow. His marker tonight was just pure garbage. Just miserable defending.

Luch used to do an explosive move first touch. I haven't seen that from him since the early part of last season.

Was always more impressed with Ryan (the freakishly tall one) than Litsch (if that is who played tonight) when I've done team camps at Wake. Litsch played both halves with a mask on his face. Tuffalo tells me it is because he broke his nose.

Don't remember seeing Newnam, so I don't think he did, because I was looking for him. Sam didn't play either and Tuffalo and I were talking about that. Not sure if I missed some news on Sam leaving... or is he injured? (From my memory Newnam was #8, so that is what I was looking for. I also am pretty sure I would recognize him if I saw him. Dude terrorized me for two games!)

TuffaloDeac10
03-26-2011, 12:05 AM
Tuffalo tells me it is because he broke his nose

No I said the mask gave him badass powers, like Rip Hamilton. That was before the penalty

TuffaloDeac10
03-26-2011, 12:06 AM
Newnam wears #13 for us.

deacvision7
03-26-2011, 12:18 AM
#13 was Newnam?!!? Wow.

Yeah, he played but was hardly worth mentioning.

baron52
03-26-2011, 12:34 AM
#13 was Newnam?!!? Wow.

Yeah, he played but was hardly worth mentioning.

ah...that's not good

baron52
03-28-2011, 11:28 PM
Week in Review for Deacs in the MLS:

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/032811aab.html

TexasDeac10
03-28-2011, 11:34 PM
Can anyone remember a good outside back we've had in a while? Certainly don't think Evan Brown or Lyle Adams really count. Ike played out there some at one time, but he's the only one I can think of.

deacvision7
03-28-2011, 11:38 PM
The dude that had that crazy Sounders fan sing a song about him. Evan Brown, maybe? He was good.

baron52
03-28-2011, 11:40 PM
Can anyone remember a good outside back we've had in a while? Certainly don't think Evan Turner or Lyle Adams really count. Ike played out there some at one time, but he's the only one I can think of.

James Riley...he's still at it for the Sounders at Right Back...

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/riley_james00.html

http://www.soundersfc.com/Team/Players/James-Riley.aspx

baron52
03-29-2011, 12:05 AM
Week in Review for Deacs in the MLS:

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/032811aab.html

Brian Carroll makes this weeks MLS top XI:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/mlssoccercom-team-week-march-28

El Chupacabra
03-29-2011, 09:45 AM
Evan Brown and Lyle Adams not counting?

Facepalm

Not knowing who James Riley is?

Facepalm

Not recognizing Ben Newnam?

Facepalm

TexasDeac10
03-29-2011, 12:41 PM
The dude that had that crazy Sounders fan sing a song about him. Evan Brown, maybe? He was good.

Woops. Yea, I was talking about Evan Brown when I wrote Evan Turner. You liked his game? I thought he was serviceable, but not stellar. He never caught on in the league either.

TexasDeac10
03-29-2011, 12:42 PM
Evan Brown and Lyle Adams not counting?

Facepalm

Not knowing who James Riley is?

Facepalm

Not recognizing Ben Newnam?

Facepalm

James Riley is, unfortunately, before my time. I asked about Evan Brown, but I just don't rate him highly. Same with Lyle.

At literally every position on the field we've had stellar performers. I just can't think of a stellar outside back. James Riley's a good answer. I forgot about him.

Also, I really want to watch Newnam play. Haven't seen him since I moved away from Winston last year.

El Chupacabra
03-29-2011, 03:34 PM
Brown and Adams were great -- also underrated, understandably because of the rest of the talent on that team. I don't know that I've ever seen two players make such improvements from their freshman to senior years. Both would run all day, stretch the field, score and set up important goals, get stuck in, and Adams particularly was great in the air. They were always fit and extremely reliable. We were unbelievable on set pieces (offensively and defensively -- unsung aspect of those teams) for those great years, even though we didn't really have a great dead ball specialist taker. Adams had trouble maintaining possession sometimes and gave the ball away in some dangerous situations, but those times were just magnified because of how amazing we were usually in that area.

What part of their game didn't you/don't you rate?

I realize now that dv7 was not referring to Riley and the Sounders fans penning a song for him (I think it was noted how odd it was that the fans' first song was about Riley and not a more established name on the squad), so my bad on that. I remember now the sketchy stalkerish Evan Brown youtube song.

Not recognizing Ben Newnam when he was at the game with the intent of recapping it, though, is crazy.

If you weren't there for Riley, you weren't there -- nothing wrong with that.

Four best outside backs in Wake history, in my opinion: Chad Evans, James Riley (though he played all over the place), Lyle Adams, Evan Brown. The fact that none of the last three ever made an All ACC team is insane.

deacvision7
03-29-2011, 03:36 PM
Yeah, it was pathetic on my part to not recognize Newnam. No argument.

I liked Adams a lot as well. He was also a very funny dude. Did a perfect TNSSO impersonation.

baron52
03-30-2011, 11:02 PM
Zman looks forward to ManU...I just can't understand why:plos:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/revs-schilawski-amazing-opportunity-vs-manutd

Deacfan2009
03-31-2011, 09:38 AM
Brown and Adams were great -- also underrated, understandably because of the rest of the talent on that team. I don't know that I've ever seen two players make such improvements from their freshman to senior years. Both would run all day, stretch the field, score and set up important goals, get stuck in, and Adams particularly was great in the air. They were always fit and extremely reliable. We were unbelievable on set pieces (offensively and defensively -- unsung aspect of those teams) for those great years, even though we didn't really have a great dead ball specialist taker. Adams had trouble maintaining possession sometimes and gave the ball away in some dangerous situations, but those times were just magnified because of how amazing we were usually in that area.


Completely agree. Great recap.

Those guys were awesome off the field too. At least in my experiences with them.

baron52
03-31-2011, 07:02 PM
Post game reports are appreicated;)

Men’s Soccer Takes On Duke Friday

The Deacs face their first ACC opponent of the spring

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men’s soccer team will play its first ACC opponent of the spring season when it squares off against Duke on Friday at 8 p.m. at Spry Stadium. Admission is free.

Wake Forest has gone 2-1 this spring and is fresh off of a 3-1 win over High Point last weekend. Andy Lubahn, Luca Gimenez and Teddy Mullin all scored for the Deacs in the contest.

The Demon Deacons and Blue Devils met in the regular-season finale in Durham last fall, with Duke pulling out a 2-1 come-from-behind win.

Wake Forest Men's Soccer Spring Schedule

Date
Opponent
Site
Time/Result

3/4
Carolina Railhawks
Spry
L, 0-2

3/19
Univ. of Windsor
Spry
W, 6-1

3/25
High Point
Spry
W, 3-1

4/1
Duke
Spry
8 p.m.

4/9
West Virginia
West Virginia
5 p.m.

4/16
North Carolina
Spry
7 p.m.

TuffaloDeac10
03-31-2011, 07:19 PM
I'm trying to get there, baron. We'll see if work and moving co-operate!

deacvision7
03-31-2011, 07:24 PM
8pm might be tough for me to see both halves. I'll see what I can do.

Tuff, I'll text you tomorrow to see what's up.

TexasDeac10
03-31-2011, 07:30 PM
I'm trying to get there, baron. We'll see if work and moving co-operate!

NEW HOUSE! NEW HOUSE!

baron52
03-31-2011, 08:42 PM
I'm trying to get there, baron. We'll see if work and moving co-operate!

I think that the Duke game will be a good test to see how this team is progressing...hope you can make it:thumbsup:

Cheers

baron52
03-31-2011, 08:49 PM
Cronin getting it done in San Jose...Good for Sam!!

Shipped out of TFC, Cronin now an anchor for SJ
Quakes midfielder a key component in mold of veteran Mulrooney

Geoff Lepper MLSsoccer.com March 31, 2011
(Getty Images) SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sam Cronin is listed as a midfielder on the San Jose Earthquakes roster. But that’s just one possible job title. You could describe him as a traffic cop or a janitor.

Maybe you should just give him a new nickname: The Foundation.

After all, even with the success the Quakes have had in generating plentiful scoring chances from their new 4-3-3 formation, none of it would be possible without Cronin backstopping everything.

“Sam’s a guy that he may not jump out at you every game, but he does everything well,” Quakes right back Chris Leitch told MLSsoccer.com. “I don’t think he has a weakness about him.”

When the Quakes scooped up Cronin from Toronto for allocation money in June, there were questions that lingered around the former No. 3 overall pick from the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.

Had Cronin slumped after a solid if unspectacular rookie season? Was he injured? Why had he fallen so far out of then TFC coach Preki’s rotation?

Nine months later, it seems as though the problem may have been more due to the general dysfunction at Toronto than to anything Cronin did. The 24-year-old came in and immediately solidified the Quakes’ midfield to the point where United States coach Bob Bradley called him in for the national team camp in January.



Getty Images
A slight injury, however, knocked Cronin out of contention for his third American cap.

“Coming over here [to San Jose] midway through the season really jump-started my year and excited me again,” Cronin told MLSsoccer.com. “The coaching staff has given me every opportunity to be successful. They’ve entrusted a lot in me from the first day, so I’m really grateful for that. I feel like I’m starting to come into my own a little bit in the role I have here.”

Said Leitch: “He breaks up plays, his positioning’s spot-on all the time, his passing’s crisp and normally he picks out the right option when faced with multiple options. He’s comfortable on the ball, always wants it, always shows. Those are attributes of a deeper-line middie that you like to see and like to have on your team. Sam’s filled all those roles magnificently.”

With the Quakes looking to attack teams more quickly and utilize superior ball control this season, Cronin’s smooth distribution has become all the more critical. It seems as though he’s one of a select few players who seem to be inked permanently into coach Frank Yallop’s lineup, alongside forward Chris Wondolowski, winger Bobby Convey and goalkeeper Jon Busch.

Not that you’d ever get Cronin to cop to it.

“I feel comfortable with the team we have and the role that Frank asks me, but obviously I witnessed in Toronto that your job is never safe,” Cronin said. “You’ve got to always show up every day and prove you’re the best player in that spot.”

Cronin should take heart in the kind of comparisons he’s drawing from his boss’ boss, general manager John Doyle.

“We kind of comment that it’s like [MLS veteran] Richard Mulrooney in there – somebody who gets it, has good vision and can move with a great engine,” said Doyle, invoking the name of a fan favorite who notched a combined 16 assists for the Quakes’ 2001 and ’03 title-winning teams. “For me, I think it’s a big compliment to say he’s like Richard Mulrooney. And who’s to say he can’t do better?”

Geoff Lepper covers the Earthquakes for MLSsoccer.com. He can be reached at sanjosequakes@gmail.com. On Twitter: @sjquakes

TownieDeac
03-31-2011, 10:18 PM
Good read. Love Sam.

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 05:46 PM
I'm probably going to the first half tonight...who all is down?

TuffaloDeac10
04-01-2011, 05:53 PM
I'm probably going to the first half tonight...who all is down?

I think TeacherFianceeDeac and I are down.

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 05:55 PM
I think TeacherFianceeDeac and I are down.

Word...got to do something at 10, but I'll stay as long as I can.

baron52
04-01-2011, 07:56 PM
It's GAME TIME...Let's Rock n Roll/Lock n Load...Let's go Deacs!!:D

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Watching from my girlfriend's polo room. I can see the right 4th of the field and have a clear shot on goal/at the scoreboard.

deacvision7
04-01-2011, 08:05 PM
COME ON DEACS!

baron52
04-01-2011, 08:19 PM
Watching from my girlfriend's polo room. I can see the right 4th of the field and have a clear shot on goal/at the scoreboard.

Please keep us posted...;)

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 08:28 PM
Tied at 0, 20 mins left. Not a lot of excitement from what I can see. Almost no plays on this end (I believe that is the way Duke is going).

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 08:28 PM
Our goalie has a HUGE boot though...he has to be getting close to the box every single time.

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Deacs score at the 7 minute mark...not sure who the goal is by yet.

Deacsfan27
04-01-2011, 08:42 PM
1-0 Deacs

baron52
04-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Tied at 0, 20 mins left. Not a lot of excitement from what I can see. Almost no plays on this end (I believe that is the way Duke is going).

THANKS for the update!!

baron52
04-01-2011, 08:47 PM
1-0 Deacs

Damn that's GREAT!! GO DEACS...kick some booty...I mean dookie:thumbsup:

baron52
04-01-2011, 09:17 PM
Lubahn got the goal...

siler
04-01-2011, 09:30 PM
Good read. Love Sam.

:werd:

Not flashy, but an all-time WF great in my book.

baron52
04-01-2011, 09:50 PM
:werd:

Not flashy, but an all-time WF great in my book.

The "Iron Man" of Wake:thumbsup:

baron52
04-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Final...2 nil Deacs!!

TuffaloDeac10
04-01-2011, 10:14 PM
Final...2 nil Deacs!!

Glad to hear it. TeacherFianceeDeac wimped out and, consequently, I was not there. But I do have a nice bourbon drink that I couldn't have fixed at Spry.

baron52
04-01-2011, 10:31 PM
Glad to hear it. TeacherFianceeDeac wimped out and, consequently, I was not there. But I do have a nice bourbon drink that I couldn't have fixed at Spry.

Probably a little of the "Pappy"?

http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/docsbykey/HNEY-5FFM32?opendocument

baron52
04-01-2011, 10:37 PM
here's an update from a friend....

The goal in the second half came off a corner kick. The Deacs looked very sharp and aggressive tonight. Should have been 3-0 at the half as one shot just missed at the top of the goal and another was trickling around in front of the goal. Passes were very sharp and crisp tonight. We looked very good on offense and very solid defensively. Probably 300-400 folks in attendance. We maybe outshot them 12-6 or something like that. We are much improved over last year.

baron52
04-01-2011, 10:41 PM
Here's the official game report:

Deacons Shut Out Blue Devils 2-0

Andy Lubahn and Anthony Arena scored goals for Wake Forest

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Andy Lubahn and Anthony Arena found the back of the net for Wake Forest as the Demon Deacons put together their most complete effort of the spring, shutting out Duke 2-0 at Spry Stadium Friday.

The Deacs controlled play from the outset, having a number of chances before Lubahn tallied in the 38th minute. The sophomore striker has now score in three consecutive spring games. Arena scored an insurance goal on a header off a corner kick in the 82nd minute to leave the final score 2-0.

Michael Lisch played the full 90 minutes in goal for the Demon Deacons to earn the shutout.

Lubahn had a good chance to open the scoring in the 29th minute when he came free in the penalty area but his two shots from in close were saved by the Blue Devil keeper.

In the 36th minute, Luca Gimenez took off on a breakaway down the left side and cracked a shot that hit the inside of the right post and came back out, leaving the game scoreless.

Lubahn struck in the 38th minute, collecting a through ball and slotting it past the goalkeeper to give the Demon Deacons a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

Duke’s best chance came in the 68th minute when Lisch made a point-blank save on a powerful header to preserve the clean sheet.

Wake’s second goal came in the 82nd minute as Teddy Mullin served a corner kick right to Arena, who crisply headed it into the goal.

The Demon Deacons will return to action on April 9 with their only road trip of the spring as they travel to take on West Virginia.

Wake Forest Men's Soccer Spring Schedule

Date
Opponent
Site
Time/Result

3/4
Carolina Railhawks
Spry
L, 0-2

3/19
Univ. of Windsor
Spry
W, 6-1

3/25
High Point
Spry
W, 3-1

4/1
Duke
Spry
W, 2-0

4/9
West Virginia
West Virginia
5 p.m.

4/16
North Carolina
Spry
7 p.m.

TuffaloDeac10
04-01-2011, 10:44 PM
Probably a little of the "Pappy"?

http://www.oldripvanwinkle.com/newbs/vw/website3.nsf/docsbykey/HNEY-5FFM32?opendocument

No Van Winkle brands are available in NC. This state has some odd liquor policies. I'm working on some Bulleit and club soda. Might move up to some Blanton's.

TuffaloDeac10
04-01-2011, 10:45 PM
here's an update from a friend....

The goal in the second half came off a corner kick. The Deacs looked very sharp and aggressive tonight. Should have been 3-0 at the half as one shot just missed at the top of the goal and another was trickling around in front of the goal. Passes were very sharp and crisp tonight. We looked very good on offense and very solid defensively. Probably 300-400 folks in attendance. We maybe outshot them 12-6 or something like that. We are much improved over last year.

Any word on who were putting things together? I really wish I could have been there. Should be there next week.

baron52
04-01-2011, 11:11 PM
No Van Winkle brands are available in NC. This state has some odd liquor policies. I'm working on some Bulleit and club soda. Might move up to some Blanton's.

No van winkle...that's unamerican...sounds like there's a bluedevil or tarhole in politics in NC plotting against my good friend "Pappy"

baron52
04-01-2011, 11:14 PM
Any word on who were putting things together? I really wish I could have been there. Should be there next week.

not sure I'm understanding the 1st sentence of this post? please restate...after another sip of the beverage;)

TuffaloDeac10
04-01-2011, 11:17 PM
not sure I'm understanding the 1st sentence of this post? please restate...after another sip of the beverage;)

Did you get any word on which set of players were putting things together on the field? Last week we looked like we'd be better than last season but it seemed that we didn't get our best lineup out at any one point.

baron52
04-01-2011, 11:33 PM
Did you get any word on which set of players were putting things together on the field? Last week we looked like we'd be better than last season but it seemed that we didn't get our best lineup out at any one point.

No details on line ups or personel...just heard we absolutely dominated the fools...besides the 2 goals we hit the post an additional 3 times...

TuffaloDeac10
04-01-2011, 11:38 PM
No details on line ups or personel...just heard we absolutely dominated the fools...besides the 2 goals we hit the post an additional 3 times...

Dayum! I'm all for crushing Duke!

baron52
04-01-2011, 11:54 PM
Dayum! I'm all for crushing Duke!

yeah...sounds like the lads made them official members of "Vidovich's Bitches"...Ha!!:thumbsup:

I'm just glad the boys are starting to come together!!

TexasDeac10
04-01-2011, 11:55 PM
As always, thanks so much for the reports baron.

Deacsfan27
04-02-2011, 12:57 AM
This doesn't mean much, but I was watching a fair amount in the first half (what I could see), and Duke got into our box twice...like the goalie only touched it twice the whole half. We must have dominated them.

baron52
04-02-2011, 05:57 PM
Here's a fabulous updated from another friend...I will withhold his name but what a great recap for all of us that couldn't attend the game!! Enjoy...thebaron

"The Deacs looked much improved over last year. We really dominated the first half and they probably should have had 2 or 3 goals. Lubahn put two point blank shots into the keeper's chest. Then Luca sent a beautiful ball from the left side around a defender and the keeper, that hit the post and spun all the way down the goal line, but never crossed and gave a defender a chance to clear it off the line. There were several other balls that went across the mouth of the goal, but no one could poke in. The Deacs dominated possession and there were only two times where they even put our defense under pressure.

The second half Duke played better and started pressing more. They put us under more pressure and created some opportunities. Lisch made a great save at point blank range to preserve the clean sheet. The Deacs seemed to settle down and then when they scored the second goal it really took the wind out of duke.

Best I can remember the starting line up was
Lisch
Duvall - Ibikunle - Wenzel - Arena
Delbono - Watts
Mullins - Emerson - Luca
Lubahn

I'm not 100% sure about Mullins/Emerson as Emerson seemed to move around quite a bit.

A couple of thoughts on the players

Lisch - Was not tested a whole lot, but when he was he stood strong. He did not really distribute the ball much, but he has a boot on him. He punted one ball that bounced about 25 yards out. He did not seem to be as vocal as Akira, but you did hear him talking to his defense.

Duvall - He is blazing fast and created several opportunities coming out of the back. In the first half duke completely lost track of him and he burned them. His defense is lacking, but uses his incredible speed to make up for mistakes.

Ibikunle - Very solid centrally with Wenzel, not spectacular but no big mistake either.

Wenzel - Stud. He is so composed. Reminded me of Julian Valentin in that even under pressure he seems completely in control and never seems frustrated. Very tough in the air and fought hard for every ball. Was very vocal in directing the team.

Arena - I was not sure about him playing out wide but he did a good job. In the first half he was connecting well with Watts and Luca to get things going. He is an excellent defender. If the back line can cover for Duvall, they will be very strong.

Delbono - Very solid, much better than I remember him from last year. Struggled a lit bit in the second half (his touch let him down on several occasions), but over all very good game.

Watts - He may decapitate someone this year. He is an absolute beast around the ball. The ball is his and if you have it he will do whatever is necessary to get it back, including severing a limb from your body. Drew a yellow card in the first half for his aggressive play. But people will think twice when he is in their area. When he went out in the second half is when duke had their surge.

Mullins - He took all the kicks on a set piece. He should have had an assist in the first half off a corner (hit the crossbar) and his ball on the second goal was top notch. In the first half he didn't do much in the field, but he was better in the second, connecting with Lubahn. If he, Luca and Lubahn get on the same page, lookout.

Emerson - Again, better than I remember from last year, very solid and seemed to be everywhere.

Gimenez - Very hard worker, never gave up on a ball. His fitness looked much better this year. His almost goal was a thing of beauty, totally robbed by the soccer gods.

Lubahn - Stud. Never ever quits on a ball and seems like he is always running. He is so strong that he is constantly being pushed and pulled, but he is able to hold them off. There were 2 or 3 times where he was called for the foul for hooking the defender when the defender was completely draped on him. He should have had an additional goal and he put two directly into the keeper's chest.

Norman - Didn't play much but I like his energy off the bench. He had several nice plays and has a non-stop motor.

Newnam - Did not look in rhythm. Played about 20 minutes and really struggled.

Tomaselli/Randolph/Torres - Got about 15 minutes combined. Torres apparently found Mugsy's shorts from the 80's lying around somewhere and decided to wear them. His thighs are HUGE.

This team reminds me of the 2005 - 2006 teams. They are young but talented. The can play in stretches where you would think they are one of the best teams in the country and then there are stretches when they can't string three passes together. There is a lot of improvement from last year and I would expect them to get better over the summer.

Sorry for being so long-winded."

baron52
04-03-2011, 04:34 AM
I'm going to share my late Sat. night/early Sunday morning with ya'll...hope you enjoy...

cheers,

thebaron

KqZ95a249p0

edited to put the youtube embedded

baron52
04-04-2011, 01:18 PM
Here's the Wake vs High Point game report Posted on Top Drawer Soccer by Joe Mauceri...enjoy:

http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/college-soccer-archives/nid-19755/College-Player-Reports-Wake-vs-High-Point

baron52
04-04-2011, 05:05 PM
Parkhurst injury...bummer

American Exports: Hamstring sidelines Parkhurst
US center back likely to be out for Nordsjælland until early May

Greg Seltzer MLSsoccer.com April 4, 2011
(Courtesy of FC Copenhagen.) AMSTERDAM – FC Nordsjælland defender Michael Parkhurst (above, right) is expected to be out of action until May after suffering a hamstring sprain midway through Sunday's draw at AC Horsens.

The US international hobbled off on the stroke of halftime after making an unfortunately awkward challenge.

"He pulled his hamstring on the right hand side," Wild Tigers press officer Christian Wolny told MLSsoccer.com by phone. "He will need a four-week match break."

Parkhurst will hope to be ready in time for a key relegation derby at Lyngby on May 4.

"He will start training [on the side] later this week," said Wolny. "He will be in the gym doing fitness work with the physios for about a week and then can return to training [with the team] outside."

It is the first time in his professional career that Parkhurst has suffered a hamstring setback, and the unlucky way it occurred only adds to the frustration.

"He was surprised by it and he's not very happy about it," added Wolny. "He just misplaced his leg in the tackle a little bit. It wasn't a bad tackle or a tough contact. It didn't look that bad at first."

Parkhurst has started 17 of FCN's 23 league matches this season. Currently winless in four, the club stands three points above the relegation zone with 10 games to play.

baron52
04-05-2011, 10:58 PM
not wake forest men's soccer related but it is soccer related and getting some big hits on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8MvWg-wCtE

http://thesoccerhooligan.com/unc-asheville-gk-back-with-another-trick-shot-video/

wakephan09
04-05-2011, 11:07 PM
We were unbelievable on set pieces (offensively and defensively -- unsung aspect of those teams) for those great years, even though we didn't really have a great dead ball specialist taker.

Not sure if you are specifically referencing the national championship season, but Curfman was a damn fine dead ball specialist (and one of the top Americans at the task, as well).

Latt Mamoureux
04-06-2011, 02:53 AM
Not sure if you are specifically referencing the national championship season, but Curfman was a damn fine dead ball specialist (and one of the top Americans at the task, as well).

curf buried a ton of free kicks at the end of his career. daluz was deadly from the left corner. cronin/bone found ike/tracy's heads many, many times in 2008.

El Chupacabra
04-06-2011, 09:07 AM
Not sure if you are specifically referencing the national championship season, but Curfman was a damn fine dead ball specialist (and one of the top Americans at the task, as well).

I was more referring to the post-Curf national champions and the following Final Four team (Adams and Brown's junior and senior years when we were, like, the best team to ever play college soccer). It was mainly in the context of Adams and Brown as attackers and defenders, and those two both kind of came into their own the last two years (though Adams scored four goals his sophomore year).

No one on either of those two teams was a regular threat to score from dead balls, at least to the extend previous Wake players had been. As Latt mentioned, we had guys who could put it on the heads of our players. Valentin, Opara, Adams, and Tracy were all deadly in the air, but despite not having a Curfman (or similar threat) we were amazing from those situations offensively as well as being beasts defending those situations.

Definitely not forgetting about Curfman.

wakephan09
04-06-2011, 11:08 AM
curf buried a ton of free kicks at the end of his career. daluz was deadly from the left corner. cronin/bone found ike/tracy's heads many, many times in 2008.

Ha; nice name, Latt Mamoureux.

Deacsfan27
04-06-2011, 11:37 AM
Not sure if everybody knows this, but Kofi Agyapong is transferring after this year....likely to Columbia/Harvard, somewhere like that.

TuffaloDeac10
04-06-2011, 11:59 AM
Not sure if everybody knows this, but Kofi Agyapong is transferring after this year....likely to Columbia/Harvard, somewhere like that.

Yeah CTDeac13 said that. Bummer. I don't think he played one minute last season.

Latt Mamoureux
04-07-2011, 01:44 PM
Not sure if everybody knows this, but Kofi Agyapong is transferring after this year....likely to Columbia/Harvard, somewhere like that.

best of luck to kofi.

Latt Mamoureux
04-09-2011, 04:46 AM
next spring game is today. wish i could be there to see it. upates would be great.

baron52
04-09-2011, 01:46 PM
Word from West Virginia is the Deacs played well and tied 0-0. WVU returned all their players from last years team that lost to last years Natl. champions Akron 3-2 in the 2nd round of the NCAA playoffs.

The Deacs had good opportunities and so did WVU...it was a good game and
WVU was much better than the Duke team that the Deacs played last weekend.

Cheers,

TheBaron

baron52
04-09-2011, 08:17 PM
official game report:

Demon Deacons Draw 0-0 at West Virginia

Wake Forest earned its second consecutive shutout

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – The Wake Forest men’s soccer team posted its second straight shutout, drawing 0-0 with West Virginia in its only road match of the spring.

Michael Lisch earned the clean sheet in goal, making four saves to keep the Mountaineers off the board.

The Demon Deacons controlled possession, and had a number of opportunities that they were unable to convert.

“Overall, I thought it was a good effort from our team,” said head coach Jay Vidovich. “We had the better of the possession and created some quality chances against a well-coached West Virginia team, we just couldn’t finish them today.”

Luca Gimenez had a golden opportunity to steal a win for the Deacs in the 90th minute, but he could not steer a sitter into the back of the net.

Earlier in the match, the Mountaineer defense cleared two shots off of corner kicks off of the goal line to keep the match scoreless.

West Virginia was able to mount a few dangerous attacks, but the Demon Deacon defense successfully absorbed the pressure.

“It was a very competitive match that had almost the intensity level of a fall game,” said Vidovich. “Games like this will help prepare us for where we want to be heading into next season.”

“There were a couple of occasions when they were able to put guys through our back line,” Vidovich continued. “While I’m happy that we were able to earn our second straight shutout against a tournament-tested team, they revealed some things that we have to work on heading into next weekend’s matches against Mars Hill and North Carolina.”

The Demon Deacons will host a doubleheader next Saturday at Spry Stadium. Wake will face Mars Hill at 4 p.m. and North Carolina at 7 p.m.

TexasDeac10
04-09-2011, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the report as always, baron.

Sounds like the Deacs will at least be fun to watch this year. I'm happy as long as they get back to the tournament.

baron52
04-10-2011, 12:44 AM
Thanks for the report as always, baron.

Sounds like the Deacs will at least be fun to watch this year. I'm happy as long as they get back to the tournament.

sounds like they are playing a better brand of JV soccer...it's hard to be satisfied until we are consistently back to final four material...i'm sorry but we've been spoiled:cool: But still better than last year...which was a nightmare:tard:

baron52
04-15-2011, 11:35 AM
Official double header game announcement...who all's going Saturday afternoon and evening?

April 15, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest men's soccer team will take the field for the final time this spring on Saturday when it faces Mars Hill and North Carolina in a doubleheader at Spry Stadium. The Demon Deacons will take on the Mountain Lions at 4 p.m. and the Tar Heels at 7 p.m.

The Deacs have posted a 3-1-1 record this spring with victories over Duke, High Point and the University of Windsor (Canada). Last weekend, Wake Forest played its only road match of the spring, drawing 0-0 with West Virginia.

The Deacons have posted two consecutive shutouts after holding Duke scoreless in a 2-0 victory.

Wake Forest was edged 1-0 by North Carolina in Chapel Hill last fall. The Tar Heels went on to reach the College Cup.

Wake Forest Men's Soccer Spring Schedule

Date Opponent Site Time/Result
3/4 Carolina Railhawks Spry L, 0-2

3/19 Univ. of Windsor Spry W, 6-1
3/25 High Point Spry W, 3-1
4/1 Duke Spry W, 2-0
4/9 West Virginia West Virginia T, 0-0
4/16 Mars Hill Spry 4 p.m.
4/16 North Carolina Spry 7 p.m.

deacvision7
04-15-2011, 11:42 AM
Watching United v citeh at noon then El Clasico at 4. Getting up to Spry after that.

No idea how good my analysis will be since I do not plan on staying sober during a United-citeh FA Cup Semi Final! And after that might as well keep on rolling watching Madrid v Barca, which I expect to be a cracker.

Looking forward to hazing some UNC players. Just gotta remember to get a roster so that I can call them out by name.

baron52
04-15-2011, 12:06 PM
Watching United v citeh at noon then El Clasico at 4. Getting up to Spry after that.

No idea how good my analysis will be since I do not plan on staying sober during a United-citeh FA Cup Semi Final! And after that might as well keep on rolling watching Madrid v Barca, which I expect to be a cracker.

Looking forward to hazing some UNC players. Just gotta remember to get a roster so that I can call them out by name.

Have fun...just be sure and get a designated driver as you move on to Spry:thumbsup: look forward to your post game post

deacvision7
04-15-2011, 12:12 PM
Oh, that has already been arranged. I plan ahead like that!

TownieDeac
04-16-2011, 03:19 PM
LETS GO DEACS! Take it to the holes!

:innuendo:

baron52
04-17-2011, 01:12 PM
Any game reports?

TexasDeac10
04-17-2011, 01:18 PM
uh oh.... I hope dv7 remembers things

deacvision7
04-17-2011, 01:34 PM
dv7 remembers passing out after El Clasico. :couch:

TexasDeac10
04-17-2011, 01:35 PM
Oh nooooooo


I would totally NGArep you if I didn't feel bad after the FA cup result

TexasDeac10
04-18-2011, 04:30 PM
Still nothing? Not even an official writeup from Sports Marketing yet... maybe Tuffalo was there? :(

TuffaloDeac10
04-18-2011, 04:43 PM
Still nothing? Not even an official writeup from Sports Marketing yet... maybe Tuffalo was there? :(

Naw bro I was in DC for the weekend.

baron52
04-19-2011, 07:18 PM
JV comments on the last 2 games and the Spring Season:

Wake Forest Men’s Soccer Spring Wrap-Up

The Demon Deacons closed out a successful spring season last weekend

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest men’s soccer team closed out a successful spring season last weekend with a doubleheader against Mars Hill and North Carolina at Spry Stadium. The Demon Deacons tied 1-1 with the Mountain Lions and were edged 1-0 by the Tar Heels.

Against Mars Hill, the Deacs put out mostly a reserve squad. In the first half, Johnny Torres drew a penalty kick and converted it himself to give the Deacons a 1-0 lead, but the Mountain Lions capitalized on a second-half defensive breakdown to tie the game at 1-1.

“We put some players out against Mars Hill who are knocking on the door of breaking into the first team and they played well,” said head coach Jay Vidovich. “I think Johnny Torres stepped up and showed that he can play and same thing with Ross Tomaselli – they both did a tremendous job and showed that they have a future with Wake soccer. Jake Schemper also did a good job of trying to lead the second group, and he had a good showing for himself.”

In the second match of the day against North Carolina, the Tar Heels came out of the gate strong, scoring an early goal. The Demon Deacons regained possession in the second half. Andy Lubahn had a great opportunity from inside the six-yard box that was snuffed out by the North Carolina goalkeeper, keeping Wake Forest off the board and securing the Tar Heel victory.

“Carolina is a always a game that we’re excited for. They’ve just come out of three College Cups and have great players. I think what was great about it was that it wasn’t like a spring kick-around. The approach was good, both teams competed and wanted to win,” said Vidovich. “I was impressed the start of the match for Carolina, and I was impressed with the way Wake Forest ended the match. Unfortunately we gave up an early goal and were unable to come back, but I thought that our team really improved as the game went on.”

Saturday’s two games marked the culmination of a spring season that saw the Deacs post a 3-2-1 record against quality competition. Wake Forest earned convincing wins over Duke, High Point and the University of Windsor (Canada) and allowed only six goals in seven matches including shutouts of Duke and West Virginia.

“Overall we’re very excited about how the spring went,” said Vidovich. “We played some very good teams between Carolina, West Virginia, Duke, High Point the Carolina Railhawks, et cetera. They all tested us and it was great to see the improvement that our guys made. The culture is good right now. We’re much more confident and we’re stronger as a group. Our boys are much more disciplined and the collective play is better. Their counterattack is better, as is the way they spring into things and their team defense.”

The spring provided players with an opportunity to make an impression upon the coaching staff, and several of them stood out. Danny Wenzel, Tolani Ibikunle and Chris Duvall anchored the Wake Forest defense, while Luciano Delbono, Kyle Emerson and Jared Watts put on solid performances in the midfield.

“Tolani Ibikunle has just made tremendous progress, and I’m so excited about him going into competition next year. He’s going to be a very good player and leader for us.” said Vidovich. I look at the strides that Luciano Delbono has made, he’s getting 90 minutes and he’s come a long way from where he was last fall. Danny Wenzel and Chris Duvall unfortunately missed the last match against North Carolina with injuries, but up until then they had been two of our best players this spring.

“Kyle Emerson showed that he can play and be a factor in this league so I’m excited for him,” Vidovich continued. “Jared Watts is continuing to work on his game as well. Everybody else has their moments throughout the spring. Luca (Gimenez) showed some very good things, and our only newcomer this spring Teddy Mullin has done well for being inexperienced and hopping in with our guys.”

Wake has a big hole to fill in net next season with the departure of three-year starter and 2010 All-ACC honoree Akira Fitzgerald. Sophomore Michael Lisch and redshirt sophomore Doug Ryan split time at the goalkeeper position throughout the spring.

“Doug Ryan started off very strong and had a good performance at the beginning of the spring, and I think towards the end Michael Lisch took over and I think he did a very good job,” saidVidovich. “I’m happy with the progress Michael has made and also with what Doug has done. We feel much more secure right now than we did before thinking about losing an Akira Fitzgerald.”

The Deacons will head into next season looking to rebound from the 2010 campaign that saw them miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 11 years. The disappointment of last season provided a bit of extra motivation this spring.

“Because of the reality of our performance in the fall and the player’s ambitions, they were very motivated this spring,” said Vidovich. “They really want to do well. We’re still missing some leadership at the upper level as far as people that understand our game and what it takes to win, but the young guys are very willing and they’ve come a long way.”

According to the coaching staff, the team made significant progress throughout the spring season, providing a positive outlook heading into the fall.

“We will certainly be a much more competitive team, a team that’s willing to battle and earn a result. They’re much better at doing that – they don’t want to lose,” said Vidovich. “They’re much more confident, and you can see that in the risks that they’re willing to take now. I think you’re going to see a much more disciplined team as far as knowing their roles and how to play with each other. In that confidence, I think there’s a sense of resiliency in that we lost to North Carolina, but I think we’re ready to go play North Carolina again.”

With final exams on the horizon, many of the players will soon return to their hometowns before reconvening in August to begin training for the 2011 season.

“We’re all excited for next season to come,” said Vidovich. “For me, this is the time that I really hate, because just as you start to see the progress, now they’re left to their own devices and they’re going to have to hope that they’ve learned enough that now they can train themselves to become even better players over the summer.”

TexasDeac10
04-19-2011, 08:34 PM
“Overall we’re very excited about how the spring went,” said Vidovich. “We played some very good teams between Carolina, West Virginia, Duke, High Point the Carolina Railhawks, et cetera. They all tested us and it was great to see the improvement that our guys made. The culture is good right now. We’re much more confident and we’re stronger as a group. Our boys are much more disciplined and the collective play is better. Their counterattack is better, as is the way they spring into things and their team defense.”


Fuuuu

Jeff Bzdelik in the soccer program?

baron52
04-19-2011, 11:35 PM
“Overall we’re very excited about how the spring went,” said Vidovich. “We played some very good teams between Carolina, West Virginia, Duke, High Point the Carolina Railhawks, et cetera. They all tested us and it was great to see the improvement that our guys made. The culture is good right now. We’re much more confident and we’re stronger as a group. Our boys are much more disciplined and the collective play is better. Their counterattack is better, as is the way they spring into things and their team defense.”


Fuuuu

Jeff Bzdelik in the soccer program?

interesting...not sure I understand the comparison since JV has actually won a National Championship and has developed successful players that are playing in the pro ranks, both domestically and internationally...apart from the similarity of the "talk" can Bzdelik (pronounced "buzz-DELL-ick") even hold a candle to JV's record? P.S. I don't follow basketball but I just googled on Bzdelik and read his Bio....

deacvision7
04-19-2011, 11:40 PM
interesting...not sure I understand the comparison since JV has actually won a National Championship and has developed successful players that are playing in the pro ranks, both domestically and internationally...apart from the similarity of the "talk" can Bzdelik (pronounced "buzz-DELL-ick") even hold a candle to JV's record? P.S. I don't follow basketball but I just googled on Bzdelik and read his Bio....

baron....


I know increase my offer of one beer to 4 beers when we meet. Let me know, my friend.

TexasDeac10
04-19-2011, 11:42 PM
interesting...not sure I understand the comparison since JV has actually won a National Championship and has developed successful players that are playing in the pro ranks, both domestically and internationally...apart from the similarity of the "talk" can Bzdelik (pronounced "buzz-DELL-ick") even hold a candle to JV's record? P.S. I don't follow basketball but I just googled on Bzdelik and read his Bio....

'twas sarcasm, friend. Everyone on another thread is lambasting talk about "culture," and then Jay V made those comments today. I thought it was funny that one of our winningest coaches is saying the same thing as one of our losingest coaches.

baron52
04-20-2011, 12:01 AM
'twas sarcasm, friend. Everyone on another thread is lambasting talk about "culture," and then Jay V made those comments today. I thought it was funny that one of our winningest coaches is saying the same thing as one of our losingest coaches.

Ha...I just don't even follow the basketball on this thread or the other thread...so I had to google on Beelzebub to even find anything out bout him...so good to know it was a joke;)

baron52
04-20-2011, 12:03 AM
baron....


I know increase my offer of one beer to 4 beers when we meet. Let me know, my friend.

;-)

TexasDeac10
04-20-2011, 12:08 AM
hahahahah

posrep for calling Bzdelik beelzebub. I like to defend the guy around here, because I think some of the BzzOuters are particularly trollish, but that's hilarious.

deacvision7
05-17-2011, 11:17 AM
SuzyStark Suzy Stark
Wake Forest men's soccer asst. coach Bo Oshoniyi accepts assoc. head coach position at Penn St.


Hell of a guy. I wish Bo well in his future endeavors. Sucks to lose him, tho!

El Chupacabra
05-17-2011, 11:47 AM
Didn't really know Oshoniyi, but I'm guessing pay might have been an issue here. Maybe recruiting, too. Got the sense that we just weren't as confident or excited with what we've brought in the last couple of years compared with the Muuss years (admittedly, that is hard to equal since Muuss is some evil recruiting genius savant).

We need a big time recruiter/personality in this position, one who can relate to the guys really well. Maybe Martin is doing that now since he's younger, but I don't think he's qualified yet to step to the top assistant position, and I would be kind of concerned if that is what happens out of this. I think we might require the top assistant to have his "A" license, anyway, which I don't think Martin has yet.

It will be interesting to see what happens with this. Somoano took over at UNC and promoted Negalha, which is where I immediately would have looked, but it is hard for us to match pay with them I think.

TexasDeac10
05-17-2011, 11:55 AM
Jamie Franks came back to work as a graduate assistant, right? Any chance we just shuffle people around and promote from within?

El Chupacabra
05-17-2011, 12:03 PM
I think that would be a bad idea. I don't know if it is a straight up requirement, but I imagine we will be looking for a third assistant type from a school that recruits pretty well, and probably one who has experience with 'keepers (Muuss, Lowery, Oshoyini all fit within that). Probably one that at least has his "B" license and is at least in the process of working on his "A." I don't know what Martin is. Martin is also Jay's sort of nephew, so I don't know if there would be concern within the athletic department about that, though I don't think it technically falls under any university/athletic department nepotism umbrella.

It'd be great if Franks stayed, but I don't see him getting promoted to full time just yet.

This is all speculation on my part, I don't know any of the details about this.

deacvision7
05-31-2011, 01:15 PM
2011 recruiting class bios are up on the official site:

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/053111aaj.html

BigEastDeac
05-31-2011, 01:36 PM
Roster looks like a lacrosse team with all the midfielders.

TexasDeac10
05-31-2011, 01:47 PM
Roster looks like a lacrosse team with all the midfielders.

Yea, I assume we will be changing some positions

baron52
06-01-2011, 04:54 PM
JV announces the Deacs 2011 schedule:

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/060111aab.html#

BigEastDeac
06-01-2011, 06:25 PM
JV announces the Deacs 2011 schedule:

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/060111aab.html#Great schedule.

Back-to-back road games at Akron and Maryland to end the season. Hope we're not looking for wins at that point.

siff
06-01-2011, 10:38 PM
2011 recruiting class bios are up on the official site:

http://wakeforestsports.cstv.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/053111aaj.html

Vidovich on Pacifici: "Matt comes from North Meck youth soccer. His goalkeeper coach, Scott Schweitzer, has helped develop him into one of the best young keepers, following in the footsteps of our former goalkeeper Brian Edwards, who he also coached. He comes from the same club of our former players Craig Conger and Thomas Finlay. He is another one that we think is going to be a good player. Once again, particularly for goalkeepers, it will take him a little while to get used to the pace of the game, but he has a tremendous upside and will be a big fixture in our future."

Word.

El Chupacabra
06-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Two of the greats.

BigEastDeac
07-30-2011, 07:54 PM
New assistant coach, Dane Brenner from UConn. Father played football at Wake.

TexasDeac10
07-31-2011, 12:46 AM
Awesome. Welcome, Dane!