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LeopardPride2013

Bucknell

Leopards have a chance but need to play like they did vs Holy Cross. Bucknell needs the win to keep their chances of going to the playoffs.
Bogus Megapardus

This is new (at least to me) . . . According to GoLeopards.com, the Headstrong game featuring Lafayette vs. Bucknell will be streamed on "Access Lacrosse" at this link:

http://original.livestream.com/accesslacrosse

I have never heard of this site and I have no idea if it will work.  Apparently the site did stream last year's Headstrong game.

The game is Saturday at 7:00PM.
Bogus Megapardus

Friggin' turnovers . . .  Mad
bethlehempard

During the HC game a Cross fan was yelling, "That looks like a walk."
Is there such a penalty?
Bogus Megapardus

I wonder if we're closing in on the PL record for unforced turnovers in a game.
Bogus Megapardus

OK, that actually was an entertaining game.
PardsLax

Exciting game to follow on gametracker.  The boys showed some resilience but a heartbreaker.
newpardslax

Compared to prior games against Bucknell I'd say this was a very strong showing.  Much different than prior results vs program.  Baby steps but a very positive recent trend then last 4 games.
seenalot

Face offs helped, but turnovers killed it.   Good effort and yes, a baby step forward.  Lets see if we can catch LU down after a disappointing year.
pards4ever

Defense looked lost in certain situations...turnovers really hurt us... #3 has to take care of the ball better... Fogo did a nice job.. Maybe in the offseason he can work on picking up GB and cradling ...great game by #45 and #14
PardsLax

Jason Sands - 6 assists??  Damn, son.

Going by an unofficial source (2009 Men's Lacrosse Media Guide), Sands would be tied for 4th place in Lafayette single season assists with 30.  Side note: Zip Boucher holds the record that seems unbreakable with 47 in 1979.  The last Pard to have 30 assists in a season was Stefan Bauer in the magical 2010 season when there were three 30+ goal scorers on the team.  After Sands and Bauer, the most assists in a season for the Pards over the last decade was 15 (I believe).
Bogus Megapardus

bethlehempard wrote:
During the HC game a Cross fan was yelling, "That looks like a walk."
Is there such a penalty?


Not that I'm aware of.
Bogus Megapardus

I agree with you guys - this game showed a lot.

Ball movement of the offense (and especially the EMO) was fast, crisp and "mostly" precise.  It was a pleasure to watch #45 find the feed to the right guy at the right time.  He's talented.  But the errant passes and the turnovers just had me pulling my hair and cringing.  I'm not going to call out names and numbers because these guys know who they are.  There's a lot of skill and talent on the young offense but there's also a great deal of reliance on seasoned guys - Orazietti and Bock in particular.  The offense overall is showing much more toughness and stamina and determination.  And yeah - we're seeing the skip pass in the standard O used effectively; it looks like the guys have much improved situational awareness.

I'm liking what I see in the "new" defense as well.  By "new" I mean that it seems there have been changes since the middle of the season where the poles are riding their marks a lot tighter and for longer stretches and the DMids are anticipating their responsibilities better.  Opponents aren't easily rolling off into space like they were because there's a DMid there to check them outside.

FOGO and transition still aren't where they need to be.  McMahon worked his butt off and he took his share.  But the Wings just aren't securing the GBs when they need to and we're not dominating the scrums.  To me, "winning a faceoff" means (1a) securing the draw (FOGO) or (1b) scooping the contested GB (FOGO or Wing); plus (2) cradling into the offensive zone and feeding the O cleanly in space (not where they're going to get smacked as soon as they catch) without dropping, bouncing or turning it over; plus (3) maintaining secure possession through the line change (knowing who is coming on/going off and where); plus (4) settling the offense into its first scoring opportunity without turning over.   Unless all four things happen, we really haven't "won" the faceoff.


NB - Long passes - either into the offense zone/behind the goal after faceoff, or during clears - remain a very frightening prospect for this crew.  I can imagine this will improve with time and practice.

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