Didn't Olentangy beat Mason 5-1. It is soccer so you never know but it appears that Cincy/SW teams would be a longshot to win a state tittle.Moeller has battled St. X in tough, tight games twice this year with round 3 looming.... Iggy hung 7 on St. X at the beginning of the season.
Moeller beat St. Francis de Sales 4-1 this year while Iggy played them and won 1-0. Seems to go both ways and I think Moeller's defense will keep them in any game. Hopefully we get some good ones.Moeller has battled St. X in tough, tight games twice this year with round 3 looming.... Iggy hung 7 on St. X at the beginning of the season.
Great insight. Wyoming and Moeller are the two teams I believe can do it if any. However, I would bet Cincinnati does not have a team bring back a title this year (no SCD!)1. Wyoming. Allowed only 5 goals in the regular season and 1 to this point in the postseason. Knocked off Summit team that had won four consecutive state titles. Carroll is up in D1. DeSales has moved up. Traditional powerhouses like CVCA and Bay lost last night. Biggest issue I see is that they've never been to state before, but looking at the D2 field, I'm not seeing much state experience. I think Columbus Academy won a state title (maybe a state runner-up) maybe a generation ago. Not seeing recent familiar names.
2. Seven Hills. Have been dominating since return of star sophomore central midfielder. Very athletic and skilled team. Face undefeated Botkins team in regional semi that has never been this far. Rumblings are that the Wellington School are a potential semifinal juggernaut, and Ottawa Hills who has won it before (only team remaining in D3 field to have won a state championship) could be looming in the state final.
3. Moeller/Lakota East. I haven't seen many D1 teams over the years. D1 is always super-competitive. Winner will face a tough Columbus opponent in the state semifinal and then a likely epic opponent in the final with goliaths like St. Ignatius and Medina left in the other half of the field. Moeller may have the edge here, having been to last year's state final, but they've been living dangerously with an OT win over Mason and needing PKs to dispose of St. Xavier.
4. Milford. Incredible run for this team that now places them against St. Ignatius in the regional final. Then probably Medina. If they can make it through the gauntlet to the D1 state championship game, I may have to put them at #1 on this list...even if four Cincinnati team remain.
This very well could be Cincinnati's most successful boys state championship year. I'll have to see how often, if ever, two Cincinnati teams have won state titles.
Hmm... I thought Moeller's coach was saying that the soccer would have been better on both sides because all the teams had great players (not blaming a close game on the weather). I think the twitter is a great way to show how much the program has grown in the last couple years, I don't think that it takes any focus off of the team or the games played either. Moeller has transformed into a powerhouse program now so showing that you are proud of your program doesn't seem all that bad to me. That being said, Moeller v East will be a great showdown. Both teams are playing at their highest levels and it will be awesome to see both teams give their best on Saturday.Wyoming coach is a great motivator, I don't see him letting a lack of experience prevent them from a state win. I do think they will bring home the title.
Moeller's coach post game interviews put all the blame for those Mason and St. Xavier postseason games on the weather though (his twitter is quick to take the focus off those games and direct you to just how many times Moeller has beaten Mason and St. Xavier in the past 5 and 6 games this season and last instead). They tied Lakota East in the regular season (not sure if that was in dry weather ) but I think they take that game tomorrow and will find themselves playing in the state final again, not as confident they bring the title home though, but this year is the year to do it because they will graduate a lot of talent.
I have nothing but respect for the program Moeller soccer has risen to and the product they put on the field, the coach's tweets rub me the wrong way sometimes, as a Moe fan, that's all I'm saying. He absolutely deserves to be proud of the powerhouse he's built from the ground up, no argument there at all. The game was every bit as good as expected, hats off all around.Hmm... I thought Moeller's coach was saying that the soccer would have been better on both sides because all the teams had great players (not blaming a close game on the weather). I think the twitter is a great way to show how much the program has grown in the last couple years, I don't think that it takes any focus off of the team or the games played either. Moeller has transformed into a powerhouse program now so showing that you are proud of your program doesn't seem all that bad to me. That being said, Moeller v East will be a great showdown. Both teams are playing at their highest levels and it will be awesome to see both teams give their best on Saturday.
College teams have won national championships this way, too. It might be ugly, but so what?Unlucky for Wyoming, Tipp scored twice on their signature long throw. Game plan for Tipp is to put the ball in the box against the run of play whether that be corners or throw ins and get it into the back of net by any means necessary. Tipp is very tall and their game plan has proved successful and I see them winning state with this game plan.
I didn't mean anything and thought your assessment was right. I was piggybacking off your post. My "so what" was rhetorical, not directed at you.Not sure what you mean... I said the plan was successful and they will most likely win state. Just a tough way for Wyoming to go out.
I didn’t see the foul in the box or the game but did see the two goals from the videos below. Neither looked offside from this angle.Tipp certainly utilizes long throws and corners to the best of their ability. Both teams utilized a lot of long balls mostly out of necessity since the ref was allowing players to get mugged on both sides. Video shows Wyoming clearly offsides on one goal and the penalty kick awarded to them was pretty weak considering what the ref was allowing the entire game. Tipp usually plays much more possession but adjusted to account for how the game was being officiated. Wyoming played a great game as well. My hat's off to them. I just don't believe in "luck" or "unlucky". Tipp did what they had to do to move on.