Tulsa out shot them 23-7. UConn completely tailed off about 25 minutes in. Ray Reid said his team was fatigued and lamented playing 2 games in 3 days on the TV interview. Considering Tulsa played a Double OT game on Friday, UConn's fitness level is pretty bad to have been that outplayed due to fatigue. UConn doesn't seem to schedule many Friday-Sunday games during the regular season to prepare themselves. Maybe thats why they've lost in the conference title game several times in the past 10 years.They looked lethargic and disinterested in their loss to Tulsa in the championship.
The men play at home on Thursday, women play in Jersey on Friday.Great news!
Hope the Huskies have a boat tough. For forecast is for 2" of rain Thursday afternoon in Jersey. Nothing like slide tackles taken from 20 yards away to liven-up the game. As for the offense, in those conditions, any shot on net is a potential goal.
I get that, just the way you worded your post is what I was replying to.The forecast is calling for heavy rain Boston overnight Thursday into Friday after swamping Jersey earlier on Thursday. Storrs in in between. Its going to be a Water Polo match between UConn and BU.
By any chance, does anyone know what UConn's RPI is now?Wow, did not see that coming. Pleasantly surprised.
the ability to draw a crowd is what it has become the norm in mens college soccer NCAA invites for at large.Wow, did not see that coming. Pleasantly surprised.
I totally agree ... and post-2016 season, too. Ray made $323k in 2015. That's high even amongst big time college soccer coaches, and especially high amongst those that coach mediocre teams. Ray's teams look the same every year. The good teams have figured him out.the ability to draw a crowd is what it has become the norm in mens college soccer NCAA invites for at large.
I have been a follower (since 1967) and a Friend of Soccer (since 1979) and it is my opinion Ray must step aside.
He has been able to bring in talent but has not been able to create a consistent winning movement. All his teams look alike and are missing the dynamic midfield players - yeah he's had a few in past years but it has never been a priority.
He won with Rahim as a midfield dynamo.
Joe M's team always had midfielders who could possess and distribute. Reid's team plays over the midfield.
To say that the UConn mens soccer teams have been a disappointment in the past 10 or more years would be an understatement.
Hire a coach who is young and energetic at 60% of Ray's salary.
Not a Ray hater by any means - just getting tired of the status quo.
GOOD LUCK in the tourney and may you prove me wrong