Syracuse pulled off a rare full field hidden ball trick against Virginia on Sunday, and if I’m being totally honest here, I have never seen anything quite like it in the world of lacrosse!
Sure, I’ve seen some unreal hidden ball tricks in my day. I’ve done a couple myself, seen two brothers pull one off, and have seen a bunch in high school, college, and pro games. But I’ve never seen a hidden ball trick that started off a save in a team’s defensive end. THAT is completely new!
Watch the below video, and try to pick up on what happens!
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Full Field Hidden Ball Trick[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=a8pTcf6c5GI”]
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The Syracuse goalie, Bobby Wardwell, makes a save, gives up a rebound, and the defender, Brandon Mullins, scoops up the GB and drops the ball back into the keeper’s stick… or does he? He doesn’t![fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=6Zxug_kSAyk” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/6Zxug_kSAyk/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Goalie Hidden Ball Trick Syracuse…great stuff”]
Mullins only acts like he has dropped the ball in the Wardwell’s stick, and instead, he jogs off merrily, as the UVa attack focuses on the goalie. Wardwell does a great job of keeping the UVa riding players engaged, and while a part of me can’t believe they fell for it, another part of me also fell for it even though I knew what was coming… so I really can’t judge those guys too harshly.
All in all, it was simply a really well executed full field hidden ball trick, and it ended up in a relatively easy goal for Syracuse’s Kevin Rice on the other end. Who doesn’t love a good hidden ball trick?!?!?
Here are a couple more killer hidden ball trick videos! Make sure you subscribe to the LaxAllStars YouTube Channel for more great lacrosse video!
Maryland pulled off this gem in 2011:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=7T2aLcwpiCI” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7T2aLcwpiCI/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Maryland Lacrosse Hidden Ball Trick – May 15, 2011″]
NLL style hidden ball work:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=J7BO1eKOhkQ” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/J7BO1eKOhkQ/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Lacrosse Hidden Ball Trick Leads to a Tavares Goal”]
Here is another box hidden ball from Europe:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=oGq0Ka0d5CA” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oGq0Ka0d5CA/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Box Lacrosse Hidden Ball Trick”]
Japan hidden ball from 2006 Vs the Iroquois:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=YqdyjFi9R0Q” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/YqdyjFi9R0Q/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Japan 2006 Hidden Ball Trick Against The Iroquois Nationals”]
Watch the Gait Brothers pull off a classic hidden ball:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=VhXI421tz6A” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/VhXI421tz6A/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Gait Brothers Hidden Ball Trick”]
RIT beats Cortland using the hidden ball trick:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=5Qrej9Ia1ZA” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5Qrej9Ia1ZA/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Watch: ‘Hidden ball trick’ wins it in overtime for RIT over SUNY Cortland”]
They did it in the LXM in Seattle:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=LIey_5ZSzJc” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/LIey_5ZSzJc/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”LXM PRO Sacramento: Team STX Hidden Ball Trick!”]
Here is another good one from Bucknell:[fvplayer src=”https://youtube.com/watch?v=kY3hac3wj8g” splash=”https://i.ytimg.com/vi/kY3hac3wj8g/hqdefault.jpg” caption=”Bucknell’s Hidden Ball Trick”]