Of the 3 elite teams that won tournaments played against other elite teams (and some no so elite) over the weekend, the relationship of GS to GA tells a tale:
Tiger XXVI GS 28 to GA 4 - 14% Hawks GS 22 to GA 11 - 50% LI Express GS 26 to GA 13 - 50%
In the world of elite lacrosse, is giving up 50% of the goals scored a good metric? Of the three champions, it seems that Hawks and LI Express fell below Tiger XXVI. A win is a win, but not standing out amongst lesser competition, may signal there is still work to be done.
OK, I'll bite. Using Club lacrosse rankings, Express played 2 top ten teams. Hawks played 2 top twenty teams. Tigers played 1 top 20 team, Madlax. That game was 8-4. They also played a team that isnt even ranked in the top 100 (Richmond).