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    Watching the game reminded me a little of soccer, a little of basketball, and a lot of hockey. But what I really remember (30 years later) is a bunch of guys smacking each other with clubs. With that, who needs nuance? What would hockey be like if high sticking were legal?

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    Hahaha, well they've cracked down on the slashing a bit. Not so much in box lacrosse, but in the outdoor version most stick swinging than isn't stick to stick will draw a flag.

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    What do NCAA Lacrosse championships do in terms of attendance? I'm from the Midwest, where it's very much a niche sport.

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    Preface: I don't know jack about lacrosse. So anyway, I saw on SportsCenter where the OSU goalie made a save and took it the length of the field and scored. Why would the goalie do that? Could another player play goalie if there was a turnover and the goalie couldn't get back? Does the goalie have special equipment?
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    A score by a goalie isn't all that rare in lacrosse. Usually they will run it to midfield, then pass off as a defender challenges them, but if left alone, they will take it all the way if they can.

    Yes another can go into the goal in place of the goalie.

    The NCAA semi / final weekend is usuallly a sellout. It is one of the few sports where Div II and Div III will also hold their final in the same venue on the same weekend. Even though the Div II and III final are the day prior, everyone hangs around for the Div I final the following day.

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    The goalie wears a chest protector, but it is no where near the thickness of one worn by a catcher.
    Last edited by RYou; 05-12-2008 at 08:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYou View Post
    A score by a goalie isn't all that rare in lacrosse. .
    Except that it isn't legal in WOMEN's lacrosse!!

    I've grown to like the women's game more. A whole lot more nuanced. But coaching a girls travel team certainly made me understand it even more!

    The only thing in common with the men's game is the ball and the size of the goal.

    As for attendance. when it's in Baltimore they usually sell out the lower bowl of Ravens stadium, plus overflow in the upper deck. I see in Foxborough that the expensive tickets are sold out.

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    I went to DIII Women's Regionals this weekend. First time event for me, I had never seen the game before. It is not real big in NW PA.
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    I announced the Division III Women's Lacrosse Regional this weekend ... saw F&M beat Babson and Amherst to advance to the National Semifinals.

    Even for Division III, I thought the quality of play was pretty good, and I was able to learn the game in relative time. The men's game I know is more physical, but the women's game allowed me to understand it first, then really know what I'm watching on TV.

    And Terp, what I mean by that is the field vision, basic ground rules, not the actual way the two differ. You obviously have much more of a background in Lax than I do, so at least cut me some slack on my description.

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