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A one-more pass from Whipsnakes midfielder John Haus to the crease found Jay Carlson, who turned and fired a shot past Archers goalie Adam Ghitelman with 32 seconds remaining for what would turn out to be the game-winning goal in a thrilling 15-14 win for the Whips.
The goal came following some clutch defensive plays from the Whipsnakes, as LSM Michael Ehrdhardt stripped Connor Fields on a double team near midfield with the score tied.A Matt Abbott strip of Grant Ament a few possessions earlier, plus a timely transition score to cut the Whips deficit to one, followed eventually by the game-sealing groundball off the face-off after Carlsons goal proved how valuable a pickup Abbott has truly been.
Matt Abbott was a great addition to the team this year. Hes a quieter guy, but hes a veteran and hes just so reliable on defense, Carlson said postgame. After he made that play, we got the offense together and said the defense did their job, its our time to really step up. Our defense makes plays all year long, and when we had the ball with 1:35, we just played our ball and luckily we scored at the end.
The 15 goals scored against an Archer defense that hadnt given up more than eight goals was an impressive bounce-back performance from the two-time reigning champs.
I wasnt disappointed, but I think we were all a little bit embarrassed by the way it came about, Whipsnakes coach Jim Stagnitta said of the Whipsnakes 15-6 loss to Chrome in Week 3. I felt good that it was a learning experience There was no real message. I knew how they felt, and knew they would respond.
Stagnitta said he particularly challenged Mike Chanenchuk to do better initiating the offense via dodges from the midfield. Chanenchuk did just that, keying the offensive ball movement from the top and finishing with two goals and an assist. Though he did take 11 shots, Chanenchuk's getting the defense rotating was important as the Archers' close defensemen prevented any real threats from behind the goal.
[The offensive scheme] doesnt change week to week we always want to make singles, make the easy plays, pass up the first shot for the best shot. So with Matt [Rambo] going down, the next guy just has to step up, said Brad Smith, who stepped up in a big way with four goals and an assist.
Smith found himself in time and room on several occasions, but also worked well with Williams as the screener to free him up. Getting his hands free as the Archers opted to go underneath those tricky picks, Williams right wing post-ups and two-man gamesproduced four points (2G, 1 2-PT) and the game-winning hockey assist.
Carlson finished with a hat trick, midfielder John Haus had three helpers and Abbott scored once, assisted another, caused three turnovers, and picked up six groundballs to lead the win. For the Archers, Will Manny finished with four goals and an assist while Ament, Fields and Tom Schreiber all had four points.
The Archers came out of the gates firing, as Ament snuck a shot five-hole coming around the left side of the net before a Fields-Ryan Ambler two-man game saw Ambler get his hands free via a hitch, sending it high past Kyle Bernlohr.
A 72% day in the office for face-off specialist Joe Nardella canceled out what was an atypical Bernlohr outing between the pipes, as the star goalie made just four stops. Nardella won the first four face-offs, but those possessions ended quickly and with the Archers' offense humming and coming off a bad Friday night loss to Chrome, the Whipsnakes looked like they were in trouble without Rambos services and a less-than-100% Zed Williams.
Then, Williams took a few steps beyond the arc with the shot clock running down, received a pass and rifled a blistering sidearm release to the top right to tie it at two.
From after we lost to Chrome, thats when I knew it was going to be a one-goal game, Manny said. Thats just how it is in this league. When were up two and Zed scores a 2, its just like, Here we go, its going to be back and forth all day long.
A Long Island native himself, Mannys five-point performance propelled him into the top-10 in the all-time points leaderboards in his ninth year.
Its special, Manny said. Its tough when you lose two games in three days, but that is special to me. Ive had a lot of people reach out to me, so that means a lot and to do it in front of my family is pretty cool as well.
After Simon Mathias first goal of the campaign, Manny tied it at 3-3 after Scott Ratliff placed a well-timed check on Ehrhardt in the Whipsnakes defensive zone. Ament beat Bernlohr to the ball and flipped it to Manny, who scored on the open net for one of eight ties.
Last week, we had a doubleheader, as well, and we were a little bit exhausted, so we were hoping the Archers were going to lose some steam in that second game today, Carlson said. But they really didnt, so we just played Whipsnakes lacrosse and one minute at a time, unselfish, and it worked out for us.
After Williams answered, Ambler scored his second goal of the game from a shot Bernlohr got his stick to but couldnt keep out. Ryan McNamara scored his lone goal of the contest off vintage Archers ball movement before the biggest highlight of the first half.
With Ehrhardt switched on to Ament, the 2020 No. 1 overall pick used a head fake and shifty left to right split dodge on the right wing to make Ehrhardt stumble and Ament scored a riser. Manny scored a power play goal for the Archers biggest lead of the game at 7-4.
A straight sprint behind the goal and lefty finish from Smith, a Chanenchuck cannon righty on the run, a Williams bouncer off the post-up, and a Carlson jumpshot retook that lead before the end of the half. Marcus Holmans tremendous hustle to prevent another Whipsnake goal on the break yielded Tre LeClaires first professional goal with his left hand to stop the Whips 4-0 run and send it into halftime tied at 8-8.
Smith opened the second half scoring with two quick goals before Schreiber answered. A Matt McMahon blocked shot led to a quick Holman release on the other end to tie it back at 10-10.
Fields lovely diving backhander preceded Chanenchuk coming around the right wing and sending some high heat to give the Whipsnakes a 12-11 lead heading into the final 12 minutes.
Manny scored back-to-back goals to start fourth quarter before Schreiber blasted a lefty goal on the run to make it 14-12. Then, Abbott scored off the ensuing face-off as the Archers subbed off to halve the deficit before Chanenchuk tied it down the left alley.
Stifling defense and yet another clutch Carlson moment sealed the Whipsnakes victory over these two evenly sided teams. Theyll play once more as the final game of the regular season in Albany.
After a see-saw first quarter, Atlas used a 6-1 second quarter to put a halt to Chromes impressive two-game winning streak as the final game on Long Island. Bryan Costabiles six points and great two-way play sparked the Bulls 16-10 victory.
For the second-straight game, Romar Dennis overpowered the opposing goalie with his sizzling shots on the run. Chrome coach Tim Soudan said on the broadcast he promised Sean Sconone hed get a chance during the second leg of the doubleheader despite John Galloways red-hot play as of late. The lefty MLL Goalie saved 38% of his shots faced and made eight saves overall. In the other net, Jack Concannon made nine stops before leaving the field and entering an ambulance during the fourth quarter with an apparent leg injury.
I think were still a work in progress, but we played some really, really good lacrosse today and Im proud of our guys, Atlas coach Ben Rubeor said postgame. You learn a lot from losing I think Ive been proud of the way our guys have responded. We have a cool mix of veterans and young guys, and I think they did a great job today against a Chrome team we know whos very good and is playing some very good lacrosse.
Two goals and an assist from John Ranagan led the way from the Chrome offense that struggled in half-field sets. Jackson Morrill, Ryan Terefenko, Greg Weyl and Michael Manley all scored in transition.
Rookie middie Kevin Rogers, who didnt dress Friday, started well with two first- quarter goals, but his spark was short-lived as the Chrome failed to get past the Atlas defense with any real consistency.
Costabile took over the second quarter. First, he beat Chrome out of the substitution box and got an open look in transition to bounce a 2-point goal above Sconone. He then scored again to make it 6-3, and later intercepted a pass on defense and sparked a transition score where Eric Law found Jeff Teat for the layup to make it 8-4 going into the second half.
Danny Logan began the second half in fiery fashion with a 2-bomb before shoving Joel White to the ground in another instance of the contentious scuffles that played a role in almost every goal in Hempstead, N.Y.
Whites retaliation penalty seemed to spark Chrome more than Atlas, as they staved off the power play before Colin Heacock rolled back to his left and ripped it top right. Transition pole goals from Weyl and Manley got it to 10-7, but Atlas kept them at arms length.
In the fourth, Costabile notched his second and third singles after Morrills transition score to extend the lead to 14-9. Dennis sent another lefty scorcher on the run before Teat put the game to bed.
Atlas will look to keep momentum against Chaos on Saturday while Chrome will look to bounce back in Minneapolis against the struggling Waterdogs on Sunday.
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