Maybe because many of these ladies are in the United States they don't realize that they are playing a sport. Shabbat is a day off and many Israelis take it to go sopping, grill, go to the beach etc. To now say you can't play Lacrosse (emphasis "game") on Shabbat is out of touch with most Israelis. Not to mention they didn't expect to get this far. Well, should have thought about that before starting the tournament.
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