With an early two-goal lead during Friday night’s season opener against Syracuse, Colgate couldn’t use its faceoff domination to a time of possession advantage. In the past, repeated faceoff wins coupled with long possessions could prevent comebacks.
Now, that can’t happen.
Sandwiched between an STX sign in one end zone and a Saab advertisement in the other, an 80-second shot clock forced Colgate to shoot. The Raiders’ bench screamed at the 15-second mark to warn the players on the field. But after the second shot of the possession went wide of the net, a Colgate attack rolled the ball out of bounds and the officials signaled the other way. It was one of three violations combined between the two teams in Syracuse’s first game with the shot clock.
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After years of arguing over stall tactics, an 80-second shot clock will alter the future of college lacrosse: https://t.co/yLPJkuskNF pic.twitter.com/mdrp8YGHsn
— The Daily Orange (@dailyorange) February 11, 2019
Thoughts? ? https://t.co/nPhFzQ9AeC
— New England Lacrosse Journal (@NELaxJournal) February 5, 2019
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