LaxRatz hosts Chopper and The Chief are back with a look at the local boys lacrosse scene after Week 5 of the 2016 season, but before getting into the top plays and top teams, they offer a lesson in zone defense.
Not many teams play zone, and even fewer use it as their base defense. Chopper and The Chief explain why and illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of playing zone successfully.
After the lesson, of course, come the highlights, including plenty from the Loyola-Palos Verdes and Agoura-Oak Park games last week.
[Spoiler alert] The No. 1 play comes from a senior defender on an end-to-end break in the closing seconds — and it was his first career shot. Watch to the end to see how it came out.