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Ric's Preview SU vs. UVA

Posted Friday, March 03, 2006 by John Desko

Saturday (tomorrow) the Orange take on the #3 ranked team in the land, The Wahoos, from The U of Virginia. This game will be taking place at 3pm below the Mason/Dixon Line on the UVA Campus.

The Game will be on CSTV and I believe locally in CNY on Time Warner 26. I know as always it will be on radio.

Before I get into my take on the game Bill Hardy wanted me to share this with the group:

Rick, in your pre-game review for Virginia, let the guys know that they should feel free to stop by at the pre-game and post-game tailgates. Tommy, Bill Perritt, Tom Nee, Rich Nee and I will be there. I believe Brook Chase and Mark Rodarmel will too. Thanks, Bill Hardy

OK, let's talk about UVA. Bottom line, in my opinion they are a very good team and will be in the Final Four this season. They are 4-0 right now with no quality wins, but they are still very dangerous. Some stats that stuck out to me are; they out shoot opponents on average 58.00 to 24.00 per game and have won .612% of there face-offs. They are a Run and Gun team which is very athletic. I think that they are the most athletic team on D-1. They are lead by a host of offensive weapons. There leading scorer is Attackmen, Matt Ward (pre-season 2nd Team AA). There defense is not that big, but very good. Each of their close defenders was picked as pre-season AA's.

I think that game will be won or lost at the Face-off X. The team who has the ball the most will be the victor in this game. UVA is great in their own right, but we are not too shabby! Our Midfield lines are so deep, we just need to make sure that they can get the ball and keep it.

Now we have (2) two transfers from UVA on our current squad, so I am looking for them to shine in the game, Yevoli and Kenney. This kids need to come and play. I am hoping to see us control the face-off and control the ball to get good shots on goal. If we can out ground ball them tomorrow we should secure a win. This game is HUGE for us; it can show the Lax world we are for real in 2006!

WE NEED TO KEEP UP THE SHOOTING AND HUSTLE!!!

So get off your butts and get to the game!

Go Cuse!

Ric

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