UMBC Scrimmage

UMBC Scrimmage

Some notes from this past weekend's scrimmage with UMBC.  The Dragons last battle before they take on the Cavaliers in Charlottesville. 




While most from the Northeast were worrying about how the snow was going to affect them, the boys took a trip down to Maryland for their last scrimmage before next weekend opener.  Here are some notes:

-          The scrimmage ended in a 14-14 tie, but the Dragons were up 4-3 at the half and lead all game until the closing quarter.

-          Goals were spread out, but Belka, Church, Ben McIntosh, Prosser and Fusco got the Dragons on the board several times. 

-          Man up looked solid and had good scoring chances all day.  Unofficially the unit went 5 for 7 and McIntosh capitalized several times with the extra man.

-          Face-offs were a big positive for the Dragons as both returning guys had a good day at the office.  Nick Saputo was particularly on point putting up an unofficial 23 for 29 afternoon and looked to be in mid-season form.

-          Goal of the day came from senior captain Aaron Prosser when he ripped a 15 foot cannon off a running jump shot with 3 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter.

-          The battle for the 3rd attack spot looks to be leaning in favor of freshman Frankie Fusco as he got the nod in that spot for the majority of the game.  This could still be interesting when sophomore Vivian returns from his injury, but assuming nothing changes in a week, the frosh could start his first college game against Virginia.

-          Pat Root put in another solid effort; he can flat out make things happen in transition, but he should be fun to watch all year long.

-          All 4 short stick D-mids continue to impress, with the Brothers Klunder continuing to stand out in this group.

-          The defensive end had an up and down day, but the 3 goals allowed in the first half is a good sign for this unit.

-          Goalie battle played out like this:

Frosh Will Gabrielsen started and played the whole first half while only letting up 3 goals, he seemed to make a good case for the job.  4 years ago Manos stepped on the field against Virginia for the first game of his career, does history repeat itself?

Cal Winkelman played the second half and had an up and down effort, which was the theme for the D as a whole in the second half.

Dan Rodgers, who started last week, played a solid 4th quarter while only allowing 1 goal.


For alums in the area, please come join the coaching staff and athletic department at Baby Blues BBQ located at 3402 Sansom Street for a 2013 Season Kickoff get together.  As always, they'll be providing some sweet succulent selections of choice cuts slathered with their BBQ sauce and some hopped up suds to make it go down smoother.  WPF members will be in attendance kissing babies & slappin backs @WPFLACROSSE


"Tastes so good, makes you wanna slap yo mama"