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Staff Predictions

| Friday, November 12, 2010

Allan Joseph, Interhall Editor

 

The rematch storyline is too good to ignore, but last year’s game won’t have much effect on this year’s contest. If anything, it should only make the game that much closer, as both teams have experienced the thrill of walking down the tunnel before. I certainly expect nothing less than a contest that goes down to the wire.
Pasquerilla West’s triple option is extremely well-executed, and as every Notre Dame fan knows all too well, that can make for an offensive explosion. On the other side, Kayla Bishop is a dynamo for the Duck attack. If the Purple Weasels can contain her, they’ll be well on their way to exacting revenge for last year. As I see it, though, she’s just too evasive for that to happen. Different season, same result.
 
FINAL���SCORE:���Howard 27, Pasquerilla West 21
 
Chris Allen, Interhall Editor
 
This game has all the makings of an epic showdown. First of all, you have the rematch aspect. No matter who you talk to from either dorm, the players all agree that there is some bad blood between these two teams that dates back to last year. Second, these were clearly the best two teams in women’s interhall all season. Howard breezed through the playoffs, while Pasquerilla West has demonstrated a penchant for late-game defensive stands against upstart teams like Lewis and McGlinn. 
The one thing that sticks in my mind from last year is the way that the Pasquerilla West players reacted with such devastation after they lost in the Stadium last year. I just can’t imagine that Bigi and the rest of the Weasels’ senior leaders will let it happen again. Pasquerilla West wins in a classic.
 
FINAL���SCORE:���Pasquerilla West 21, Howard 20
 

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Staff Predictions

| Thursday, November 11, 2010

Allan Joseph, Interhall Editor

 

Dillon and Sorin have been the clear front-runners all season long, so it doesn’t surprise me that they’re meeting this weekend in the Stadium with the big shiny trophy on the line. It’s really difficult to pick between these two teams. Terry Howard has been fantastic on the ground for Dillon, while Ted Spinelli has led a high-flying Otter attack. Both squads field stout defenses as well.
The outcome will probably come down to a crucial break for one team, and Sorin’s reliance on the aerial attack could come back to haunt them if an errant pass turns into a turnover. As last year’s championship showed, the Stadium game is usually won on the ground, and I think the Big Red edge Sorin in a championship game for the ages.
 
Final Score: Dillon 20, Sorin 17
 
Chris Allen, Interhall Editor
 
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about interhall football in the two years I’ve been involved with it, it is that the men’s game is usually decided by big plays. The defenses usually are able to keep offenses from putting together sustained drives, and the lack of a kicking game means teams usually find themselves playing for a touchdown. This will be a huge factor in this game, as both teams have big-play passing games. 
Kevin Fink and Ted Spinelli have been running these offenses all season, and they’ll get a chance to face off against each other on Sunday. The game will almost certainly come down to one big pass play on either side. I think the combination of Spinelli to the vertical receiving threat Ryan Robinson will be enough to give Sorin the victory, but Fink and Dillon won’t make it easy.
 
FINAL���SCORE:���Sorin 13, Dillon 7