Games at today’s Mid-Fall Classic at UMass were played
on 13 adjacent fields in Amherst, Mass.
It’s known as the Mid-Fall Classic. And that’s an an important thing to remember as far as today’s annual event at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass., is concerned.
After all, it’s mid-fall not mid-season and it’s impossible to expect teams to be playing as cohesively today as they are likely to be in mid-spring.
At times, the play was choppy and almost appeared to be in slow motion. At otyher times, there were flashes of the form we are used to from the regular season.
That’s exactly what you would expect though at an event at this time of year that did not feature many committed recruits and included a large amount of entries from the same club.
From the Hudson Valley, for instance, Moonlight Lacrosse fielded three three, WestRock two, the Renegades two, Brewster one and the Hudson Valley Express one.
All told, there were 46 teams, most of which played three games apiece. Action started at 9 a.m. and ended right at 4 p.m.
Three teams that impressed me the most were Ward Melville, the Bridgeton Academy and the New England Select Lacrosse ‘A’ team.
It was apparent all three teams had good chemistry, cohesion and desire not to mention plenty of talent.
And there were coaches from more than 30 college programs in attendance to evaluate them.
Feel free to post any info, thoughts, comments or questions on today’s action.
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