The Syracuse Orange are a good men’s lacrosse team. They’re one of the most talented in the country, as a matter of fact.
They’ve got one of the best goalies in the country, a couple of All-Americans on defense, and a bevy of studs on offense.
But there’s a problem, and it’s engrained in the very nature of the sport.
Lacrosse is unique in the spectrum of team sports. There is no guarantee of the amount of opportunities an offense will get in a given game. That’s not the case in most other sports.