Intermission: How Long Does the Goalie Have to React?

Late in the MLL rebroadcast of the record-setting overtime game between Rochester and Denver (at Denver) on ESPN2, commentator Quint Kessenich asked viewers to do a little math and tell him how quickly a shot launched at 99 mph would reach the goalie from a distance of 16 yards.

It's not difficult to determine the answer to Quint's question by hand. However, if you would like a little help to see how quickly shots of different speeds from different distances reach the net, play around with the calculator here: How Long Does the Goalie Have to React? Enter the speed of the shot and the distance in feet or yards, and the calculator will provide the answer.


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