SkipShot101 wrote:5150wpdad wrote:SkipShot101 wrote:5150wpdad wrote:SkipShot101 wrote:
Yeah I watched the game. Once Davis tied it at 4 and the momentum clearly shifted to Davis the refs immediately sprung into action. Lickily they knew who was supposed to win.
Hmm, I saw the game too. Stats on FOSH don’t seem to bare that out. Davis had large advantage on exclusions and penalty shots. Also, Mercep and Langton fouled out in 3rd/4th qtr. USC played better defense in the stretch. Mercep stealing goalie inbound pass for 1 on none goal was the momentum swing, IMO. Davis will get a another shot at MPSF.
Ok. If u saw the game then u know it wasn't really about the overall stats. It was about the quick kickouts, offensive fouls and 5 meter penalty that were called against Davis in rapid succession immediately after they tied the game. Led to a 5-0 run by USC that completely swung the momentum and broke Davis back.
In my opinion it was clear that they didn't want to be the refs responsible for allowing Davis to beat usc. They definitely wanted to put an end to that possibility. So they did...very effectively.
But it doesn't really matter at this point. Usc ended up winning easily and all is right in the water Polo world.
Trust me, I'm glad usc won. I don't want these non big 4 schools thinking they can compete. I'm like u guys. I want to come in here once in a while and pay lip service to "spreading the talent around" and "growing the sport" when in reality I want the sport to only have a couple of dominant teams, and preferably only in southern California. Luckily the refs feel the same way.
Don't worry guys. We've got nothing to worry about. Our sport is safe.
Not my take. Are you sure you aren’t referring to the Davis/Cal game?
Davis goalie was pulled after the Mercep blitz. Go back and review the FOSH rolling commentary. The 5 meter penalty was legit (as were the other 4 penalty calls vs USC). Davis did compete. They fell apart at a crucial moment in the game. Beltran, Fleming and Gross played great.
According to the tourney bracket, Davis and USC will meet next weekend at MPSF, assuming Davis can beat UCSD in their first game (USC has a bye).
Haha...you really got a good feel for the game by watching the rolling commentary on the fosh?!? From watching the fosh? You're serious? Kaboom!
Cmon man, how can I take your comments about the game serious when you are basing them off of a rolling commentary on the fosh? How exactly could u tell that all of the penalty fouls were legit based on the fosh? You didn't even watch the game?
It's OK man. I understand what the planet is - primarily socal guys rooting for socal teams. That's our sport.
Usc won my man. You got what u wanted. And I'm sure you will get it again and again this year. And ucla too. You'll get them winning too. For years to come. You win bud.
And then in a few months make sure and come on here about how much you want to see other programs succeed and the sport grow. Don't forget.
FOSH just confirmed what I saw. Good luck with the conspiracy theories. We all know how those work out. Maybe Davis would have won had they not taken the last season off?