Dayton D3 Boys Soccer

FOOTY10

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From the looks of it D3 is down in the Dayton area this year but a big game tonight between # 3 Troy Christian and #11 Dayton Christian. From what I remember Dayton Christian has led this match up for some time. Anyone have any predictions / insights on the game tonight?
 

winbypin

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From the looks of it D3 is down in the Dayton area this year but a big game tonight between # 3 Troy Christian and #11 Dayton Christian. From what I remember Dayton Christian has led this match up for some time. Anyone have any predictions / insights on the game tonight?
In recent history, its been pretty evenly matched. Last three games it is 1-1-1. 3 goals to 3 goals. Long term history, sure, DC has the upper hand. TC really didn't come on until 3-4 years ago.

Both teams are fairly young this year. I think DC is younger after graduating what they did last year.

That being said, its a rivalry game so all bets are off.
 

yakyak

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TC 1 - DC 0. Walk off goal with about :55 remaining!

Ragged game. Surprised with the lack of discipline on the DC side.
 
Dayton Christian is down from last year, that's for sure with a new coach and lots of graduates. From what I've seen they haven't really jelled as a team and they are moving players around to different positions to find good fits.

Troy Christian is 79th (6th in Ohio D-3) in the Maher rankings as the best Dayton D-3 school right now even with the loss to Seven Hills. But their strength of schedule isn't all that great (449 in the state) so their performance is a bit tough to gauge.
 

winbypin

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Dayton Christian is down from last year, that's for sure with a new coach and lots of graduates. From what I've seen they haven't really jelled as a team and they are moving players around to different positions to find good fits.

Troy Christian is 79th (6th in Ohio D-3) in the Maher rankings as the best Dayton D-3 school right now even with the loss to Seven Hills. But their strength of schedule isn't all that great (449 in the state) so their performance is a bit tough to gauge.
TC loss to Botkins last night. Don't know any details just saw the score.
 
TC 1 - DC 0. Walk off goal with about :55 remaining!

Ragged game. Surprised with the lack of discipline on the DC side.
With your comment lack of discipline were you meaning on the field positionally or players (and/or coaches) out of it mentally or mouthy.
 
TC loss to Botkins last night. Don't know any details just saw the score.
Botkins is undefeated (8 wins 2 ties) but their strength of schedule is 924 in the state. I find it hard to compare a lot of these smaller schools with such different schedules. In many cases, you can't find any common opponents... I guess this is one reason the tournament is unpredictable.

Here is a story from the game: https://www.sidneydailynews.com/sports/155397/boys-soccer-botkins-still-rolling-after-win-over-troy-christian
 

winbypin

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Botkins is undefeated (8 wins 2 ties) but their strength of schedule is 924 in the state. I find it hard to compare a lot of these smaller schools with such different schedules. In many cases, you can't find any common opponents... I guess this is one reason the tournament is unpredictable.

Here is a story from the game: https://www.sidneydailynews.com/sports/155397/boys-soccer-botkins-still-rolling-after-win-over-troy-christian
Thanks for the link to the story. Botkins is usually a good team but their schedule is filled with teams up their way. And from the looks of some of those scores, a lot of those teams aren't very good. So hard to gauge. I'd say right now they are the # 1 team in Dayton. I think TC will end-up being team that makes it furthest in the tournament though this year.
 
Perhaps they will. Feels like all of D-3 is down again this year. I like Mariemont out of the Southwest to go to state semis.
 

winbypin

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Yes. Mariemont seems to be the front runner out of the SW. I don't know if its that D3 is down as much as more balanced? Maybe a little of both.

Had CCD remained in D3 this year I think they would have been the ones to beat.
 

shoprat2

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Don’t sleep on West Liberty-Salem. I think 9-0-2 against a tougher schedule than Botkins . Bottom line is Dayton area is basically wide open between Botkins,WL-S, DC,Tc and whoever else is playing well that night. But anybody going to state has to get thru the Cincy teams and that is a tough road even without SCD.
 

winbypin

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Don’t sleep on West Liberty-Salem. I think 9-0-2 against a tougher schedule than Botkins . Bottom line is Dayton area is basically wide open between Botkins,WL-S, DC,Tc and whoever else is playing well that night. But anybody going to state has to get thru the Cincy teams and that is a tough road even without SCD.
Yes. WLS appears to be a very good team. Some common opponents as Botkins. Maybe a little tougher schedule.

But I will say this...last year was the first year without SCD in D3....and a Dayton team is who represented the SW at state. Maybe the Cincy teams should be more concerned about the Dayton teams. :unsure: (There used to be a pot stirring emoji that I wanted to use here).
 

muggsy

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Yes. WLS appears to be a very good team. Some common opponents as Botkins. Maybe a little tougher schedule.

But I will say this...last year was the first year without SCD in D3....and a Dayton team is who represented the SW at state. Maybe the Cincy teams should be more concerned about the Dayton teams. :unsure: (There used to be a pot stirring emoji that I wanted to use here).
Mariemont (if they are the top D3 team out of Cincy) will tear DC apart... DC team last year lost D1 talent and as for TC who scraped out win vs DC they should be very scared of Mariemont as well.
 

winbypin

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Mariemont (if they are the top D3 team out of Cincy) will tear DC apart... DC team last year lost D1 talent and as for TC who scraped out win vs DC they should be very scared of Mariemont as well.
DC, IMO, isn't in the discussion this year. They are good but I think their ceiling is district finals (which isn't a bad thing). TC vs DC is a rivalry match and I wouldn't put too much weight on the score. District finals might be the ceiling for TC too. Depends on how the brackets layout.

I've already stated that Mariemont is leader in SW.
 

yakyak

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DC, IMO, isn't in the discussion this year. They are good but I think their ceiling is district finals (which isn't a bad thing). TC vs DC is a rivalry match and I wouldn't put too much weight on the score. District finals might be the ceiling for TC too. Depends on how the brackets layout.

I've already stated that Mariemont is leader in SW.
TC is very young in the middle and frosh keeper. That might not work well tourney team. But, this will be the worst team it has in the next 4 years. Alot of talent coming. That is saying alot,since there very solid this year.
 

D4fan

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Mariemont (if they are the top D3 team out of Cincy) will tear DC apart... DC team last year lost D1 talent and as for TC who scraped out win vs DC they should be very scared of Mariemont as well.
Yes, rumor has it the kids aren't sleeping well at night . Get up every couple minutes and look out the window to the south, knowing Mariemont is waiting for them!
 
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