I'm going to tell you why farmingdale lost. I've seen it time and time again with hs teams that do it again and again. Coaches make mistakes as well as the players. When you have a day that's 85 and the turf is 95 to 100 degrees it's impossible for these kids to finish strong. They get tired. I'm not going to sit here and say they didn't try hard. You can't run four to five middies on a day like that and expect them to be fresh in the end. I knew farmingdale was going to run out of steam and loose. They do it all the time. Stay loyal to the 14 to 15 kids and go down hill at the end. They do it all the time. It's amazing how they don't learn from their mistakes. Give credit to pequa for not giving up. Give credit to famingdale for giving all they had. Great job by the goalies from both teams but farmingdale goalie kept them in that game. Stupid plays on D, pressing to hard on O and not being able to win on face offs. The attack man got away from his game and tried to hard to do it by himself. Pequa keyed on him in the first half, he was able to feed others and that's why they were up at the half. Totally got away from that style of play in the second half and that's why they lost. Be real people. Anyone that was at that game knows exactly what I mean. A lesson to all coaches, kept kids rested throughout the game and the results would have been different.
It is not about being loyal. They are playing the best kids. End of story. And in playoffs, they tighten up even more. Both teams did and it was just as hot for them as well. Better team cam out on top! That's how it usually happens. 6 teams playing today for Nassau County Championship. Anyone on here could have told you who they would have been a year ago. Not one surprise team here!! FYI - same 6 teams next year!! Guaranteed.
agree with both posts and I was at the game, Massapqua has a lot more depth and it is easy to say in hind sight that Farmingdale should have played more kids but they just didn't have the horses - it is very possible that had they played more kids, particularly middies that they would not have had that big a lead to begin with. The only thing that I think Farmingdale could have tried was not try to hold the ball the entire 4th quarter it is vary hard to kill 12 minutes and if they had put in a couple maybe it could have been a different result but at the end of the day the better team won.
Hats off to the Farmingdale goalie, without him nobody is even talking about how thet could have/should have won kid came very close to stealing the game.