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I know nothing of lacrosse X & O' do you defend that final faceoff?

Obviously, the one scenario that MD needed, actually happened. We lost the faceoff and the MD dude was able to run right down the highway to get a clean look.

In situations like that, is there a way to place a player behind the faceoff to sort of obstruct the clear path the MD guy had, on the chance that he won it clean (which he did) into our defensive half? Are there faceoff plays that are almost like a "prevent defense" if I'm using football parlance?

Again, I know nothing about lacrosse tactics and as someone who watches 4 games per year, I always get frustrated that ESPN doesn't ever spend anytime explaining the game to us casuals. For example, I have no idea what is, or is not, a penalty and I find the substitution rules confusing and what is a long-stick mid vs. a short-stick mid? That said, that game was amazing!

Posted: 06/01/2021 at 09:37AM


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  To answer some of your questions -- HowieT3 06/01/2021 10:42AM
  Thanks. Really informative. ** -- twiceahoo 06/01/2021 11:50AM
  Nothing to add to that Very nice and thorough -- laxtoujours 06/01/2021 1:14PM
  I think Petey whiffing on the FO was the worst part. -- HOOfan_1 06/01/2021 09:59AM
  Petey was injured. -- Wahoo0408 06/01/2021 10:11AM
  That explains his 4Q -- Fred F. 06/01/2021 10:57AM
  Braun -- laxtoujours 06/01/2021 11:39AM
  I have honestly never pondered the thought, seem so integral -- jdubforwahoowa 06/01/2021 09:52AM
  That comment is frequently heard -- laxtoujours 06/01/2021 1:08PM
  I remember that all too well. Ultimate hose job. ** -- Wahoos79 06/01/2021 2:53PM
  Meant for @sixerhoo post below. My bad ** -- jdubforwahoowa 06/01/2021 10:13AM

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