Commentary and Theory with a yinzer slant #year9

Full Game: Chapman 11 Simon Fraser 2

Chapman races out to an 7-0 halftime lead before cruising to the victory.

After being upset by Arizona and looking terrible on offense in doing so, Chapman has responded with two 11+ goal games. They defeated Michigan State 13-6 on Friday. Probably the surprise of the weekend.

After watching the first half in which Chapman tallied seven times and Simon Fraser refused to come out of their zone defense, the expectation was that the Panthers would have scored more than eleven goals in the game. Certainly curious that they could only muster five more goals even if back ups were in funneled through the line up. Still a very positive weekend for Chapman who might shoot back into the top 5 after losses by Arizona State, Grand Canyon, and Colorado State.

Simon Fraser lost 16-8 to Colorado State on Saturday. Announcers during the SFU Chapman game said the Clan didn’t come out of their zone all game. Perhaps they’re trying to dial in the zone for their remaining conference games. The Clan went 0-3 on the weekend. They scored 15 times and allowed 41 goals.

Heading into the weekend SFU was ranked 13th. Expect them to fall to the 20-25th range. Looks like they had 18 players dressed for the Chapman. That’s not going to cut it in the Club Life world of weekend double headers against top tier competition. Next weekend’s slate against Washington and Oregon should be a nice breather for the Clan.

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