ELITE 8 HERE WE COME
ELITE 8 HERE WE COME
Meram with the DAGGER
Meram again. 3-0 Michigan with under 10 minutes to play. Elite 8 here we come.
Meram with the third goal! Thought he had subbed out, but I guess I misheard the announcers. In any case, we're through to the elite 8 for sure now! The greatest season in the young history of Michigan soccer will continue for another day!
He was subbed off because of an injury so he's allowed to come back on in the same half.
Have the sound off. What is going on? Bookings?
That was a dirty elbow to the head by SC. How it was only a yellow card I have no idea. Need to get out of this game w/ no injuries and no more cards...
no six minute magic plzkthx
Goal SC, makes it 3-1. 6:45 to go in the match. No need to get sloppy here, boys!
6:45 left. 3-1 Michigan.
Just hoping for no injuries or cards now.
As good as we are we have a bunch of prima donnas on our team. It makes me sick really. Just play.
Welcome to soccer. After watching alot of soccer recently (Got into the WC, watched alot of EPL recently, and now Michigan quite a bit), its just part of the gamesmanship. Just like there is an unnecessary amount of celebrating after nearly every play in football.
That's like saying "As good as our football team is, they're all so aggresive". It's just a trait of good soccer players. This is from a former soccer player.
Hope Penn St can pull it out against Maryland. Would love to go to the Elite 8 game.
Did the video go out for anyone else? I've just got the liveblog & this thread now for the final moments.
Conked out for me as well.
Just got it back.
It went out for me a few minutes ago
yes but back up now
Any of you guys ever have a Prof. Andy Markovits from the German department? I just saw him posting on the Mgoblue.com liveblog!
Is he still there? I had him his first year teaching at Michigan for the Sports and Society class and the class was pretty meh.
Yep, he's still around. Never had him myself, but he gave a few good talks at the German House when I lived there. Sorry his full class wasn't as good. :(
Michigan is through to the Elite 8!
in the NCAA tournament?
Pretty sure it is. Just our third trip to the Sweet 16 ever - since the program only went D-I/varsity ten years ago.
Edit: I stand corrected (see below)
The 2003 team set the bar by making the Elite 8. Men's soccer became a varsity sport at Michigan only 11 years ago. This ties the furthest that our soccer team has ever advanced.
Way to go Blue, on to the Elite 8. Here's hoping the other four Big Ten teams can also keep it going, so we can host Penn State next weekend.
Thanks for the link - it was great.!
we rule at football!
(Can Denard play forward?)
Big Ten champs & a trip to the elite 8! What a season for the young program, and we're not done yet!
Really wish I could watch the Akron-Indiana match right now...
Anybody have a final from the other game in Michigan's bracket?
It's in progress. 18 minutes to go in the first half, tied at 0. Live video also at ncaa.com/allaccess
Maryland-PSU still scoreless with just over ten minutes ot play in regulation
MSU lost to UNC in PKs 1-1(4-5) after giving up the tying goal in the 90th minute.
Akron took down Indiana 2-1.
OSU and Lousiville set to kickoff in a few minutes.
It was just a matter of time. It seems like the whole second half has been played on the Penn State side of the field. Shots are 21-10 Maryland as well.
SBI says game time for the next round will be Saturday, 1pm Eastern, at College Park
It turns out that Michigan was the only visiting team to win today. Quarterfinal pairings--
#8 UCLA at #1 Louisville, 7:00 pm Saturday
#5 Southern Methodist at #4 North Carolina, 7:00 pm Friday
#6 California at #3 Akron, 4:00 pm Saturday
#10 Michigan at #2 Maryland, 1:00 pm Saturday
Maryland has won 15 straight games, outscoring its opponents 41-4 in the process. They have not allowed a goal in their last 431 minutes of play--more than 4 and a half games.
Well, hopefully we can upset them. I'd have to think that we'll be one of the best offensive teams they'll have played this year. Hopefully Meram and the Saad brothers can keep up the good work.
I agree. Also, if you compare results against common opponents, things don't look bad at all--
vs Penn State--Maryland won 1-0 at home; Michigan won 2-1 at home and 4-1 on the road.
vs Michigan State--Maryland lost 4-3 at home; Michigan won 3-2 at home and 2-1 at a neutral site.