The Archers were able to roll over Chrome 13-5 in Premier Lacrosse League action on Friday night in Denver.
Brett Dobson had a huge game in goal for the Archers as he stopped 11 of 16 shots. In the first half alone, Dobson stopped five of the six shots he faced to kill any type of momentum Chrome may have had.
This was also a tale of two teams going in opposite directions. The Archers now improve to 7-1 and first place in the PLL, while Chrome’s struggles continue at 1-7.
This was Chrome’s fifth straight game with less than 10 goals and their sixth overall.
Chrome Holds Archers To One Goal In The First
The Archers were only held to one goal in the first quarter. Unfortunately for Chrome, they weren’t able to find the net.
Tom Schreiber scored the quarter’s only goal on the power play. He sniped the top corner with 3:24 as the Archers led 1-0 at the first break.
Archers Dominate The Second
Rookie sensation Cross Ferrara put one past Dobson from just inside the two-point line at 9:21 as Chrome was able to tie it up 1-1.
Archers would then go on a five-point run to finish off the first half. Tre LeClaire would give the Archers the lead back at 7:45. Connor Fields would take an inside feed from Grant Ament 32 seconds later to put the Archers up by two.
Connor Fields gave the Archers a three-goal advantage with 2:04 to play. Then Schreiber hit a two-point bomb with nine seconds on the clock to make it 6-1 for the Archers at the half.
Chrome Try To Dig Out Of A Hole
Chrome would get one back to start the second half off a bouncer from Justin Anderson at 8:50.
Connor Fields replied at 4:32 with a low shot that got by Sean Sconone but Jackson Morrill answered for Chrome nearly 30 seconds later to make it 7-3.
The game started to get out of reach after Mac O’Keefe hit the Archers’ second two-point goal of the game at 2:33.
Schreiber rounded out the scoring with 1:45 on the clock as the Archers led 10-3 heading into the final frame.
Archers Continue To Roll
Schreiber continued his huge night with another goal at 8:34 going bar down to open the fourth quarter scoring.
Cam Wyers scored his first of the season with the long pole 28 seconds later from just inside the two-point line to give the Archers a 12-3 advantage.
O’Keefe and Ament played a little pitch-and-catch with O’Keefe finding the back of the net at 7:38 for the Archers’ 13th goal.
Chrome finished with a two-goal run with markers from Colin Heacock and Jesse King but the Archers would roll over Chrome 13-5.
Tom Schreiber, 3-1G, 1-2G, 1A
Mac O’Keefe, 1-1G, 1-2G, 2A
Connor Fields, 3-1G, 1A
Jesse King, 1-1G, 1A
Jackson Morrill, 1-1G
Justin Anderson, 1-1G
Cross Ferrara, 1-1G
Colin Heacock, 1-1G
Jesse Bernhardt, 1A