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Post by madmanSCDP » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:53 am

Something that I've been wondering for a while now is why certain coaches will continue to run up a score even after they've clinched in a dual meet, while others will stop scoring. From my experience the only team that sticks out is Amherst. I'm not trying to bash Nichols or anything, I just always remember that they'd keep tallying scores even after the meet was decided. It sometimes bothered me, but I was wondering if anyone else felt strongly on the matter.

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Re: Scoring

Post by sagehen1 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:58 pm

I dunno. As a swimmer I'd be more mad that the other team was exhibitioning than if they weren't. I feel like some of the arguments against running up the score that are often used in other sports (getting other players PT, resting the starters, preventing injury) are not applicable to swimming once the lineups are set. Also, in swimming, scores are not really as significant as in other sports - if it's not close, I personally don't care what we lose by.

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