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Same name, two different sports

Friday night marked the first home game for the women’s lacrosse team this season. The evening also marked an attempt to explain to our rookie Statcrew spotter how the women’s game was going to be different than to the two men’s games he had called stats for. Instead of just asking what the differences were between the sports he asked why the differences even existed, something I was not expecting. After the game the question was still bothering me so I decided to see what I could find about why men’s and women’s lacrosse are two completely different sports. While this isn’t exactly the answer I was looking for, this (somewhat dated) article offers an interesting look at the sport. http://voices.yahoo.com/the-history-lacrosse-comparison-between-mens-36637.html 

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