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Colgate

5-1 Pards at half.  Who are these guys?
seenalot

We have apparently identified ourselves.....6-5 at the half.  Just tuned into Gametracker, but 3 of 13 on faceoffs is not going to get this done, nor is 50% on clears like the 3rd period.
seenalot

Clears improved in 4th until final two minutes......learning how to win.

Nice game - Colgate not same as past few years but a very good win.  Hyatt has seemingly stepped up his game.

Need to find a faceoff solution - wont dodge 10 extra possessions for other guys too often
PardsLax

Final 8-7 Pards.  Huge
Bogus Megapardus

I can't believe we just beat Colgate.  I don't think we even won a single faceoff, but we just beat Colgate.

I did not expect to win this game.
cr

Big win for the Pards

Congrats on the win.  It appears we are a two man team: FO guy and Walsh. Too many shots off target for Gate. Good luch ahead ex another Gate game.
laxdad

Congrats!

Well done!
ed65

What a pleasant surprise!  Or should I say shock!  

Hearty congratulations to the players and coaches.

Has LC ever beaten 'gate in Men's Lax?
leopard88

It was a pleasant surprise to see this score on Facebook.

Bring on the Greyhounds!   Very Happy
Bogus Megapardus

ed65 wrote:
Has LC ever beaten 'gate in Men's Lax?


Yes, of course.  We beat them when I was there.  Remember Lafayette and Colgate have been playing lacrosse for over 100 years. I think the last time we beat Gate was 2005, though.

This win is a real boost for the team.  Still, I'm not sure this squad will again have the luxury of nearly blowing a 5-1 lead any time soon.
Bogus Megapardus

leopard88 wrote:
Bring on the Greyhounds!


I saw the smackdown Loyola put on Holy Cross this afternoon.  Loyola plays at a whole 'nother level.  Like Hopkins, they get the kids who want to be the superstars on a campus where where lax is the "be all and end all."  Superlatives like "blistering team speed" and "smothering shutdown defense" don't even begin to describe what we'll see when the Pards go down to Baltimore on March 22.

An apt comparison would be Pard football facing North Dakota State.  Or Stanford, for that matter.

On the other hand, Loyola brings huge credibility to Patriot League lax.  From this laxer's point of view, I'm thrilled that we even get the opportunity to play the Greyhounds, let alone have them in our league and play them every year.  We're not worthy!   Laughing
Bogus Megapardus

Re: Big win for the Pards

cr wrote:
Congrats on the win.  It appears we are a two man team: FO guy and Walsh. Too many shots off target for Gate. Good luck ahead ex another Gate game.


CR - the best I can tell, our new FOGO (a transfer from Mercer U.) couldn't beat a 4 year old girl in a spitball contest even if she was blindfolded.  The one good thing we had last year (besides Jake Hyatt in goal) was our FOGO Greg Rau.  Rau graduated and it now appears that, at faceoff, we've Jumped the Shark.  Or POGO'd the FOGO.  Hex'd the X.  Whatever.  It's pretty bad.
Bogus Megapardus

In defense of our new FOGO (#22) he actually *did* take this one straight to the house:

pards4ever

Great win today!!!! Congrats to the coaches and the boys!!!
RichH

Impressive win. Pards are moving up. Gate still hasnot fixed their inside D. Pathetic. Pard D was quite impressive.
NewGuy

That was the best I've seen this team play in a long time. 8 goals from 8 different players! Congratulations to the program and keep up the hard work boys!!
NewGuy

Saturday's game moved to Rappolt Field. Why can't we get Fisher Field cleared in time?      This is CRAZY!!
Lafalum

I am just guessing but Fisher is field turf and has a loose fill in it. Underneath the snow, given the higher temps of the underneath material the fill has likely adhered to ice. Therefor any plowing might do damage to the field as the ice adheres to the fill and any plowing takes some of the fill with it. They will have to wait until it melts.

Lacrosse needs its own field!!
seenalot

No argument about lax needing its own field - but would it not be of the field turf variety......So what's the difference re: snow and ice removal?   Other schools with loose fill have figured it out, would certainly presume there is a way short of under-turf heating.
Lafalum

It probably requires doing snow removal as it falls so it doesn't accumulate. Lafayette does not have a separate athletic division that takes care of the facilities. So the priorities might be to take care of the campus first. Once the snow accumulated there was nothing they could do.

Having an athletic facilities dept reporting to the AD might be a good step. Also,there is not universal happiness with Lacrosse using the football field as you can imagine. Again I am only speculating here.
bison137

Lafalum wrote:
I am just guessing but Fisher is field turf and has a loose fill in it. Underneath the snow, given the higher temps of the underneath material the fill has likely adhered to ice. Therefor any plowing might do damage to the field as the ice adheres to the fill and any plowing takes some of the fill with it. They will have to wait until it melts.




I'd be surprised if that is the reason.  There are dozens of northeastern fields with similar field turf that have been cleared with no problems.   Bucknell, for example, plays lax on their football field, which has similar turf.   They played home vs Delaware on February 8th and home vs Navy this past Saturday.   Field was in fine shape for both games.
Lafalum

bison137 wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
I am just guessing but Fisher is field turf and has a loose fill in it. Underneath the snow, given the higher temps of the underneath material the fill has likely adhered to ice. Therefor any plowing might do damage to the field as the ice adheres to the fill and any plowing takes some of the fill with it. They will have to wait until it melts.




I'd be surprised if that is the reason.  There are dozens of northeastern fields with similar field turf that have been cleared with no problems.   Bucknell, for example, plays lax on their football field, which has similar turf.   They played home vs Delaware on February 8th and home vs Navy this past Saturday.   Field was in fine shape for both games.


Someone I know who works for Astro turf suggested that was the reason. They did keep up with it at Rappolt field and it is playable for practice and games but did not do it with Fisher. Again I can only guess. The other venues may have continually plowed as it came down, we did not, and now we can not rectify it until it melts.
Lost Again

Keeping (or getting) the snow off of an artifical field is risky regardless of which type it is.  If Rappolt is getting new turf this summer anyway (as rumored), maybe the decision was just to take the risk there.
Lafalum

Lost Again wrote:
Keeping (or getting) the snow off of an artifical field is risky regardless of which type it is.  If Rappolt is getting new turf this summer anyway (as rumored), maybe the decision was just to take the risk there.


Yes I agree, we also have no indoor field house and the spring teams needed someplace to practice.
ed65

Lafalum wrote:
It probably requires doing snow removal as it falls so it doesn't accumulate. Lafayette does not have a separate athletic division that takes care of the facilities. So the priorities might be to take care of the campus first. Once the snow accumulated there was nothing they could do.
 
Having an athletic facilities dept reporting to the AD might be a good step. Also,there is not universal happiness with Lacrosse using the football field as you can imagine. Again I am only speculating here.


Maybe it's time that the Friends of Lax found an alum to contribute the funds for a Lax only field.  It would be perfect for March Field or the Quad but the green purists probably wouldn't like it!  So I guess it would have to be at Metzger!
Lafalum

ed65 wrote:
Lafalum wrote:
It probably requires doing snow removal as it falls so it doesn't accumulate. Lafayette does not have a separate athletic division that takes care of the facilities. So the priorities might be to take care of the campus first. Once the snow accumulated there was nothing they could do.
 
Having an athletic facilities dept reporting to the AD might be a good step. Also,there is not universal happiness with Lacrosse using the football field as you can imagine. Again I am only speculating here.


Maybe it's time that the Friends of Lax found an alum to contribute the funds for a Lax only field.  It would be perfect for March Field or the Quad but the green purists probably wouldn't like it!  So I guess it would have to be at Metzger!


Men's lax has been a sport at Lafayette for a long time and women's lax for decades. Together they graduate up to 20 per year. This is more than an adequate base to find the money for a Lax only facility. It will probably have to be at Metzgar.

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