It’s All About The Math

OK, short article but perplexing math problem. If Lehigh has a 75 % save percentage and 14% shot percentage, and Lafayette has a 63 % save percentage and a 10% shot percentage how many shots will Lafayette have to take and how many shots does Lafayette have to restrict to Lehigh to win on Friday. Hint: it’s a series of simultaneous equations. It goes without saying the problem is Ceteris Paribus.  ( For your non math types that means “all things being equal”)

Lehigh has allowed 100 shots in their 5 games so far this season, Lafayette has allowed 65 shots in 5 games.

Second part of the question if both teams play to form …who wins??


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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

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