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Maryland men's lacrosse faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa never doubted himself during slow start
Maryland men's lacrosse faceoff specialist Charlie Raffa never doubted himself during slow start

In his first three games, Mayland's Charlie Raffa won just 43.8 percent (14 of 32) of his faceoffs and picked up seven ground balls. It was a shocking start for the senior, a second-team All-American last season who ranked second in Division I in faceoff percentage (68.6) and 11th in ground balls per game (7.6). Despite those troubles, however, Raffa said Tuesday that he never second-guessed himself or his ability to work with sophomore short-stick defensive midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen and freshman long-stick midfielder Matt Neufeldt on the wings. “I knew it was just something we had to work on, because we hadn’t really gotten the reps yet as a group,” said...

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