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Let's pump the breaks

While the game was definitely a disaster, I'm not ready to blow it all up.

They took care of the ball better than they did last year. While the Herring TO was bad, there were fewer egregious ones. They had 9 less TOs than Loyola and 5 of their 13 came in the 4th quarter when the team was really pressing.

While they could have pulled the keeper a little earlier and gone a little deeper into their midfield rotation, it's not like they didn't make adjustments. Lars threw a lot of looks (unsuccessfully) at Spencer. Greco, Connors, and Saustad all had a go at him. They tried to shut him with a short stick, which wasn't a great idea, but it was something. I think a lot of teams are going to struggle to slow him down. And if you think the answer is to throw a zone at the best feeder in college lacrosse, you're nuts.

Offensively they got good looks, so how much adjusting can you do. They drew up a great play out of timeout in the 2nd quarter down only 3, got a dunk on the crease, but get stuffed. They changed things up and ran more two man game from X in the second half, got some good looks, just couldn't finish.

The offense couldn't finish, defense got diced up, goalie wasn't seeing the ball, and FOGO's were getting whipped, and yet toward the end of the third quarter it was only a 4 goal game it felt like they could make a run at it. While I'm disappointed in the result, the effort was there, just need better execution.

(In response to this post by CBHoo)

Posted: 02/10/2019 at 10:28PM


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Watched the Replay of the First Half... -- CBHoo 02/10/2019 8:08PM
  Let's pump the breaks -- HOObastank 02/10/2019 10:28PM
  Who from UVA defense would you put on him? -- dek 02/11/2019 10:06AM
  I say we double pole the face-off -- CBHoo 02/11/2019 2:45PM
  This should work but.. -- TransparentHoo 02/12/2019 12:02PM
  Let’s hope the other guys aren’t reading this thread! ** -- GreenBottleNight 02/12/2019 9:51PM
  "Diced Up" is somewhat of an understatement** -- hooswatchinghoos 02/10/2019 11:16PM
  4 pipes -- dsr 02/11/2019 12:04AM

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