In the spring of 1988, Temple University was totally dominating women’s lacrosse. “Dominating” is a mild way to put it; they were crushing their top 10 opponents by double digits. Lafayette College went in to play them on the North Philadelphia Astroturf with a plan to control Temple’s dominating power and speed. Also a strong and speedy team, Lafayette slowed the game down to a crawl, controlling the ball and looking to take only a sure shot on goal, to keep the ball out of the crosses of their dominating opponent. At halftime, the score was surprisingly close and the Lafayette players secretly dreamed they would pull off the upset.
Their strategy of control worked in the first half but the team simple got worn out in the second half as Temple adjusted to the strategy. Temple secured the victory, remaining undefeated.
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