I love lacrosse because it’s fast and physical, and because the sport requires skill and toughness. I also recognize that there are rules out there designed to protect players, and keep the games from getting out of hand.
When I saw the hit below last weekend in the UVA – Hopkins game, I definitely thought that the UVA player would get assessed at least two unreleasable minutes. Instead it was a one-minute unreleasable penalty. The Lacrosse Network captured the hit and it’s gotten over 6,000 views on Youtube. Let’s dig in!
Arguing over whether or not something should be 1 or 2 minutes, or 2 or 3 minutes is kind of pointless because that is really within the ref’s discretion. We won’t bandy about in that manner. But we will ask, “should this have been a Penalty… or an Ejection?” because we want to see what our readers have to say on the matter!
Here are some quick observations:
-The hit was head to head and the Hop player lost his helmet.
-The Hopkins player had lost the ball when he was hit but was still within 5 yards of it.
-The UVA player seems to leave his feet, and hits the JHU player with an upward motion.
-The UVA player also approaches the hit ready to crosscheck the Hopkins player.
Watch the hit above and drop us a quick note in the comments with your thoughts! Is this a run of the mill penalty? Is this an ejection? Or should offensive players just pay better attention?
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LACROSSE VIDEO OF THE WEEK:
I am pretty sure that Paul Rabil has NOT signed up for any backyard wrestling events. But the guy below doesn’t seem quite so sure. He calls Rabil a fraud and a phony, and says that PR99 grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth… but I really think it’s all in an attempt to get Rabil to wrestle him. Seriously. WWE has nothing on this guy!
This is easily the best lacrosse-related video I’ve ever found on Youtube. You are SO welcome!