Limestone 2019

2019 DII/D2 Mens Lacrosse

Limestone 2019

Postby Pitt12 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:02 pm

Wow... laxpower closes up after 20 years! Hopefully we can get many of the people from the Laxpower forum to start over here. Any word on Limestone 2019? Do they bounce back after a very disappointing 2018. I believeLarson Sundown will be playing at Attack fresh off a Minto Cup.
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Re: Limestone 2019

Postby Laxwarrior » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:06 pm

It will be fun to watch Larson Sundown but offense really wasn't the problem last year. I think stone was in the top 4 scoring teams in D2. Faceoffs and Defense need shoring up.

correction: They were in the top 8 and # in the south.

RANK TEAM PER GAME
1 Seton Hill 16.42
2 Lake Erie 16.00
3 Rockhurst 15.88
4 Colorado Mesa 15.70
5 Merrimack 15.37
6 Lincoln Memorial 15.00
7 Lenoir-Rhyne 14.35
8 Limestone 14.16
9 Belmont Abbey 13.89
10 Tampa 13.75

Problem is they were #26 in scoring defense
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Re: Limestone 2019

Postby RedFromMI » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:25 pm

Faceoffs hurt badly as it kept offensive possession time to about as low as I have seen it (having watched their games for over 20 years). But I have to agree that the D was a pretty big problem...

But I think the biggest problem was leadership on the field - no one seemed to want to step up and pull the others up...

It will be interesting this year with two new assistant coaches. I want to see how they deal with personnel, and how they change both sides of the ball...
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Re: Limestone 2019

Postby Laxwarrior » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:56 pm

RedFromMI wrote:Faceoffs hurt badly as it kept offensive possession time to about as low as I have seen it (having watched their games for over 20 years). But I have to agree that the D was a pretty big problem...

But I think the biggest problem was leadership on the field - no one seemed to want to step up and pull the others up...

It will be interesting this year with two new assistant coaches. I want to see how they deal with personnel, and how they change both sides of the ball...


Not putting it all on Defense. There were lots of unforced offensive tournovers and several boneheaded 1 vs 3 every game.
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Re: Limestone 2019

Postby pridelax13 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:15 am

Agree with Red, didn't see any leadership on the field last year. Faceoffs weren't great, even though they still did win 55% on the year they struggled against better FO guys and especially in their losses.

Look at the FO stats from their better competition games
Lenoir- Rhyne= Stone won 21-34 but lost the game 17-13
Tampa= crushed the saints in FO and that led to a 12-10 loss
Lynn= Stone won the game but got killed in face-offs.
Mercyhurst=Saints lose another game after getting killed in the faceoffs.
Lindenwood=Stone dominates the FO and won
Queens= Stone won 17 of 32 but still lost the game
BA regular season= only won 10 of 28 and lost
Seton Hill= only won 9 of 24 and lost
BA conference tourney=actually won 17-30 but still lost
Indy=lost the game and went only 8-25 on FO's.

To me they definitely struggled against better FO guys and that led to some losses, but they also lost games when they won the face-off battle. They won the FO battle against LR but gave up 17 goals, they won the FO battle againt Queens but gave up 15 goals. They wont the FO battle against BA in the conference championship game but gave up 15 goals. I think they had a real problem on defense last year in addition to FO not being great. In fact I don't think the defense was exceptional the last couple of years but they got hidden a little bit by Reisman and his dominance. Teams had the ball against Stone a lot more this year and were able to score a lot. Was it scheme, talent, coaching, confidence, leadership? I dont know.

We need to get stickhead here to give us his thoughts.
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Re: Limestone 2019

Postby Pitt12 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:39 am

where is Stickhead? Yes Limestone was due for a down year. There were some other off field factors that contributed to a rough 2017! Limestone should improve and be back in the mix in 2018.
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Re: Limestone 2019

Postby Laxwarrior » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:03 am

Pitt12 wrote:where is Stickhead? Yes Limestone was due for a down year. There were some other off field factors that contributed to a rough 2017! Limestone should improve and be back in the mix in 2018.


rough 2017? They were National Champions! (I realize you may have your years wrong)
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