Archers Outlast Chaos

Gary Groob
All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of Edge of Philly Sports Network

Chaos (2-7) faced the Archers (5-4) in the early game on Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, UT.

Chaos gave the Archers all they could handle in this game.  Josh Byrne (2g,2a), Challen Rogers (2g,2a), and Chase Fraser (2g,0a) led the way for the Chaos attack.  Tom Schreiber (3g, 1 2-pt. g, 1a), Ryan Ambler (3g,0a), and Connor Fields (2g,1a) led the offense for the Archers. 

Although the game went back and forth all day, a strong fourth quarter by the Archers put the game out of reach for Chaos.  The Archers came away with an 11-8 victory, keeping them in the log jam for second place in the PLL standings.

To The Game:

Tom Schreiber opened the scoring for the Archers with a 2 point bomb off a Grant Ament pass at 0:56 seconds, followed by Connor Fields also converting an Ament pass at 3:25.

Challen Rogers answered back for Chaos, finishing a Josh Byrne feed at 5:28, followed by Byrne himself scoring at 7:42.

After one quarter, Archers 3 Chaos 2.

Second Quarter:

Challen Rogers’ second goal of the game at 0:47 seconds tied things up, then Chase Fraser fired a Mac O’Keefe pass in at 9:11 giving Chaos their first lead of the day. 

Tom Schreiber tied the game up with his second of the day at 9:53, followed by Ryan Ambler with a buzzer beater, scoring with just 0:01 second left in the half.

At the half, Archers 5 Chaos 4.

Third Quarter:

Schreiber opened the third quarter scoring from the top of the crease at 0:33 seconds, but Chase Fraser’s second of the game, and Chris Cloutier’s first tied the game once again.

Archers’ goals by Tom Schreiber, and Ryan Ambler put them up by two, but a great shot by Josh Byrne at 7:57, brought the game within one going to the fourth quarter.

After three quarters, Archers 8, Chaos, 7.

Fourth Quarter:

Marcus Holman opened the fourth quarter scoring off a Tom Schreiber pass at 3:09.

Ryan Ambler’s third of the game at 8:10, followed by Connor Fields’ second of the game at 8:51 put the game out of reach.  Chaos came back with a goal by Dhane Smith at 9:37, but it wasn’t enough to topple the Archers.

Final score, Archers 11 Chaos 8.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored the Archers 31-18.
  • The faceoff battle went to Chaos 11-10.
  • The Archers went 2 for 2 on the power play, while Chaos went 0 for 1 with the man advantage.

Top Scorers:

Chaos:

  • Josh Byrne 2g, 2a
  • Challen Rogers 2g, 2a
  • Chase Fraser 2g, 0a

Archers:

  • Tom Schreiber 3g, 1 2-pt. g, 1a
  • Ryan Ambler 3g, 0a
  • Connor Fields 2g, 1a
  • Marcus Holman 1g, 2a

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Mr. Groob also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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