Commentary and Theory with a yinzer slant #year9

Fresh D1 Teams Stacking Wins

Do we have new blood on the scene at the highest level?

Michigan 6-1

Yes, they got blasted by the forever offensively challenged Fighting Irish, but prior to that loss Michigan had been on a four game winning streak to open the season. The 2017 season marks the first time Michigan has ever won three games in a row. Could this be the first season the Wolverines finish with a winning record?

Robert Morris 4-1

The Colonials opened the season with a loss to Penn State which is nothing new. But, in Quint’s top 20 post the following week, he devulged that the Imaginary Lions had to pull their goalie during the game. Bobby Mo has since rattled off four wins in a row. This is the first time they’ve had a winning record since at any point in a season since 2013. The Colonials are on their first four game winning streak since 2012.

Rutgers 5-0

The Knights opened the 2016 season with a 5-0 winning streak as well, but the 2017 run is more impressive due to injuries. Rutgers meets another undefeated mentioned next.

Stony Brook 4-0

Hard to predict the Seawolves would be 4-0 at this point in the season thanks to¬†having Brown on the schedule. However, the Wolves (share this post if you knew Stony Brook’s nickname without having to Google) hung 25 goals on the Bears. Perhaps not as surprising as other teams on this post based on 25 wins over the last two seasons but still worthy of a recognition.

 

Boston 6-0

Ryan Polley’s Terriers are 6-0. With Colgate (1-3) and Bucknell (2-4) looming, the Boston based Dogs could be 8-0 heading into a mini version of the Beanpot with currently undefeated Harvard. BU’s season high for wins is 8 which they accomplished last year despite a five game skid to end the season.

Penn State 5-0

One of this blog’s least favorite schools in the entire country is set to be the #2 ranked team in the nation after opening the season 5-0 thanks to an ethereal goal scoring start by freshman Mac O’Keefe (and, losses by Denver, Maryland, North Carolina).¬†The Lions haven’t had double digit wins under Tambroni since 2012. That has been the only season they’ve hit double digits under the former Cornell boss. Penn State hosts Furman (1-5) next.

 

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