Within the final 24 hours, a kerfuffle has been constructing round an incident in a lacrosse sport between Maryland and Johns Hopkins.
That shouldn’t be uncommon: the boys’s groups representing the 2 colleges have performed greater than 100 occasions. However the girls’s facet of the rivalry has been utterly one-sided with Maryland successful all 24 video games.
However the twenty fifth might have been completely different however for a objective scored by Shaylan Ahearn which tied the sport at 11. It was a free place from the 4 o’clock hashmark, one which bounced off the publish, off the crossbar and out of the objective cage.
Sluggish-motion replay appeared to point out that no objective ought to have been awarded by the umpiring crew.
And the factor is, there are experimental guidelines in place to permit for coaches to make two video replay challenges per half. However that’s solely taking place in a restricted variety of conferences this 12 months.
The Large Ten, nevertheless, just isn’t a type of convention.
Yep, the Large Ten, a cash-making machine in lots of sports activities and a frontrunner in girls’s lacrosse with the likes of Maryland and Northwestern as perennial contenders, didn’t undertake video assisted assessment.
Given the truth that Kelly Amonte-Hiller is likely one of the seven coaches within the convention, it’s befuddling. Amonte-Hiller has been extremely forward-thinking with regards to the sport of lacrosse and who has shepherded a number of the most consequential guidelines adjustments within the historical past of the game.
VAR just isn’t one in all them. However incidents like final night time’s phantom objective might hasten the inevitable.