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Final Four Info and Liveblog: Run for Yourself, Run for Your Mates

Williams plays Messiah today at 6:00 P.M. for the right to go to the national championship game.  You can watch the game online here.  For those watching live, use this post for commentary.  There are plenty of previews available: Williams, Messiah, the NCAA, the Berkshire Eagle and the North Adams Transcript.  And here is another fun feature from Sports Information.  I never realized D-III soccer warranted a police escort!  Not to mention, an inspirational talk from the NBA’s best coach, Gregg Popovich.

Oh, and here is one more late-breaking feature from Sports Info.  Sounds like the Ephs are having a blast.  Congrats to Nick Pugliese, who was named to the NCAA’s Elite 88 (only one in each division in each NCAA sport) thanks to a prominent role on the team and a 4.0 GPA.

It sounds like the Ephs will need to pay particular attention to Messiah super-frosh Josh Wood, who scored an incredible fifteen (!) goals in the last nine games of the season.

Previous posts discussing men’s soccer here, here, and here.

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#1 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

#2 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

Hmmm, does not seem to be working …

#3 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 6:17 pm

Now it is.

#4 Comment By David Kane On December 4, 2009 @ 6:44 pm

Is the video working for you? I just get 10 seconds of action followed by 25 seconds of loading. But I am on the road with a suspect connection. Silly question: Is Williams in white?

#5 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

Williams in purple. I am having the same issue, alas, annoying. Oh well. The first ten minutes or so worked and then this problem started. In that time, ball control looked fairly even with Williams having the better of the chances, but neither team posing a serious scoring threat.

Argggh working now and Messiah scores on first shot on goal. Dang.

#6 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

Williams pretty much controlled the latter part of the half, with lots of possession in Messiah’s box, but couldn’t get any clean shots off. Messiah made the most of its lone opportunity, which is why they are the champion. Still, Williams is definitely very competitive with this team. Discouraging to be down 1-0 at the half but a long way left to go.

#7 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 7:36 pm

Messiah getting lots of great chances now, Williams treading on thin ice. Speedy frosh Ebobisse had an incredible chance for the Ephs, with a great run, but hit the post, heart-breaker …

#8 Comment By JeffZ On December 4, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

Messiah scores a pretty goal to pretty much put it away. Ephs played well for the most part and had some good chances but Messiah wore them down in the second half — just too many great one-on-one players.