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Lacrosse is a team sport played with a small rubber ball and a long stick with a basket called a crosse. The object of the game is to use the crosse to throw the ball into the opposing team's goal. The game is a contact sport and requires padding on the head shoulders and arms.

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expulsion foul

Sports; Lacrosse

If there is fighting on the field the player(s) involved will not be allowed to continue to play in the current game, they must leave the field and they will also not be allowed to play in the ...

Extra man Offense (EMO)

Sports; Lacrosse

This is a man advantage that results when a player from the other team is in the penalty box.

face dodging

Sports; Lacrosse

A player cradles the ball with the stick across their face in order to avoid a stick-poking defender.


Sports; Lacrosse

This is the way the ball is put in play at the start of the game, the start of each quarter, or after a goal has been scored. The head referee places the ball at mid-field between the backs of two ...


Sports; Lacrosse

When a player has been sent to the penalty box this is the term used by an official to tell the player their time is up and they can get back in the game.


Sports; Lacrosse

When players on one team will try to keep the other team from clearing the ball.

roll dodge

Sports; Lacrosse

When an offensive player, who has the ball and has their body between the defensive player and the ball, quickly spins around the defender.

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