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Crease penalty

Betrand's disallowed goal was the unintended consequence of the dive rule. The internal crease and the prohibition on diving towards the goalie instead of across the goal mouth were intended to decrease the alleged danger caused by diving at the goalie. The rule says that if an offensive player lands in the internal crease, what would have been a goal is disallowed. Bertrand wasn't diving, but he did land in the internal crease, thus no goal, ot, and eventual loss.
I know that UVA fans are supposed to like the dive since it was a signature move in the days of Watson, Knight, and McKnight, but I never liked it. In fact, I have such an aversion to going in the crease under any circumstances (on offense) that I never set foot in the bar of the same name despits its being located just a couple of miles from home and being originally owned and founded by the late UVA AA dman and former fraternity president Richie Evans.

(In response to this post by HowieT3)

Posted: 04/19/2021 at 12:39PM


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