# Save Percentage (SV%) Calculator (Lacrosse)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## What is Save Percentage?

Save percentage is the percentage of saves a goaltender makes to the number of shots made on the goal.

A higher save percentage is a sign of a goaltender that allows few shots into the net. A lower save percentage is the sign of a goaltender that allows a lot of goals into the net.

It is a common goaltender statistic and also used in ice hockeyfield hockey, soccer, water polo, and other sports with a goaltender.

## Formula – How to calculate save percentage

Save Percentage = Saves ÷ Shots on Goal

• A “save” is a shot on the goal that the goaltender stops. Do not include saves from a shootout.
• A “shot” is a shot that directs the puck towards the net and is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. The shot total does not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots) or shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots). Do not include shots from a shootout.
• Do not include empty net shots or goals to calculate a goaltender’s statistics as they are not on the field of play. Include empty net shots and goals to calculate a team’s statistics.

## Example

A goalie faces 219 shots and makes 155 saves.

155 saves ÷ 219 shots = 0.708.

This goalie’s save percentage is 0.708, or 70.8%.