Danny Varello out classed Justin Schwenk and UVA in early march of 2018 winning 16 of 26 face-offs on the afternoon. That effort helped Syracuse lacrosse knock off Virginia on the road 12-11. There were very few flat out wins with the majority of the faceoffs ending up 50/50 ground ball situations that Syracuse won more often than not.
Honestly when watching the game it felt like the draws were about split, and maybe that’s because Syracuse turned the ball over a couple of times after winning, including Varello taking a shot off a face-off win turned fast break, and Syracuse didn’t have anyone backing up the cage. But this is a great example of how wing play can help clean up where the fogo’s force 50/50 balls.