Atlas Hold On To Beat Chaos Finishing Fourth In The Standings

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

Atlas (6-4) came into this game against Chaos needing a win to keep up with the Archers and stay ahead of the Waterdogs.  After two consecutive losses, Atlas was looking to right the ship, heading into the playoffs with momentum.  For Chaos (2-8) it’s been a difficult season with them squeaking into the playoffs in seventh place looking to build some momentum themselves.

The goaltending match-up had Jack Concannon in net for Atlas against Blaze Riorden in net for Chaos.

Chaos gave a spirited effort, but in the end Atlas was able to hang on to a 10-9 victory.  Chris Gray (1g,3a), Jeff Teat (2g,1a), and Bryan Costabile (1g, 1 2-pt. g, 0a) led the way for Atlas.  Trevor Baptiste was dominant at faceoffs (15 of 22).  Challen Rogers (3g,0a), and Chase Fraser (2g,0a) were the offensive leaders for Chaos.

To The Game:

Challen Rogers opened the scoring for Chaos with a bounce shot that beat Jack Concannon at 2:02 off a Dhane Smith pass.  Chase Fraser increased the lead converting a Kyle Jackson pass at 2:57.  Romar Dennis got Atlas on the board with a laser that found the top corner at 7:49.

Clarke Petterson, in his first appearance for Atlas, fired a Romar Dennis feed past Blaze Riorden to tie the game at 8:35, followed by Bryan Costabile giving Atlas their first lead at 10:54.

After one quarter, Atlas 3 Chaos 2.

Second Quarter:

Josh Byrne opened the second quarter scoring for Chaos off a Chris Cloutier pass at 2:16.

Jeff Teat gave Atlas the lead again when he fired a shot past Riorden at 8:49, but was answered by Challen Rogers’ second of the game at 10:01.  Teat scored again on the power play off a Chris Gray feed at 11:15, followed by Bryan Costabile hitting a 2 point bomb from beyond the arc also off a Chris Gray feed at 11:38.

At the half, Atlas 7 Chaos 4.

Third Quarter:

Chaos came out on a mission taking control of the majority of the third quarter.

CJ Costabile opened the scoring just 0:09 seconds in, followed by Chase Fraser converting a Max Adler pass 0:07 seconds after that.

Challen Rogers tied the game with his third of the night at 7:17, but a goal by Eric Law with 2:28 left gave Atlas the lead heading to the fourth quarter.

After three quarters, Atlas 8 Chaos 7.

Fourth Quarter:

A lot of back and forth action to start the fourth with both goalies coming up with big saves.

Eric Law gave Atlas a two goal lead when he converted a Clarke Petterson pass at 5:32, But Chris Cloutier answered back finishing off a Dhane Smith pass at 7:19.

Chris Gray gave Atlas a two goal lead at 8:03, but Dhane Smith made it interesting scoring with just 1:31 left, take it a one goal game.

Atlas was able to hold on for the win.

Final score, Atlas 10 Chaos 9.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored Chaos 22-15
  • Trevor Baptiste was dominant at faceoffs 15 of 22.
  • Atlas went 3 for 5 on the power play, while Chaos went 2 for 4 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Chaos:

  • Challen Rogers 3g, 0a
  • Chris Cloutier 1g, 2a
  • Dhane Smith 1g, 2a

Atlas:

  • Chris Gray 1g, 3a
  • Jeff Teat 2g, 1a
  • Bryan Costabile 1g, 1 2-pt. g, 0a

Next Week’s opening playoff match-ups are on Saturday September 3rd in Boston, MA

  • Chaos (2-8) vs. Chrome (7-3) @ 12 noon (ET)
  • Redwoods (4-6) vs. Archers (6-4) @ 2:30pm (ET)
  • Waterdogs (5-5) vs. Atlas (6-4) @ 5:10pm (ET)

Don’t forget to check us out every Sunday night at 9pm (ET)

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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