Atlas Puts The League On Notice

Gary Groob

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

The Premier Lacrosse League Season opening day continued with game number two.  Atlas vs. Redwoods from Albany NY.

The goalie match-up had Jack Concannon for Atlas vs. Tim Troutner

The Redwoods hung with Atlas for the majority of the game, but Atlas had another gear they were able to throw it in.  Stars like Jeff Teat, Trevor Baptiste, Eric Law, Chris Gray, and Bryan Costibile were just too much to handle on this day.  Atlas with the 17-11 win.

To The Game:

Atlas got off to a fast start with Jeff Teat scoring two quick goals.  Teat with a low to high shot at just 0:51 seconds in off a Danny Logan pass, and again just 0:14 seconds later off a Trevor Baptiste faceoff win.  Baptiste flipped it over to Teat who made no mistake.   

The Redwoods came back with a Jules Heningburg behind the back goal that beat Jack Concannon at 4:36, followed by a Myles Jones howitzer to tie the game at 5:18.  Eric Law gave Atlas the lead back off a Jeff Teat pass at 7:46, but Jules Heningburg second goal of the day evened it up again at 8:34.

Garrett Epple took an unnecessary roughness one minute penalty at 10:43.  On the ensuing power play, Chris Gray fired a laser to the top corner off a Jeff Teat pass at 11:16 giving Atlas the lead once again.

After on quarter, Atlas 4 Redwoods 3.

Second Quarter:

A frantic pace to start the quarter yielded no goals, with both goalies standing tall.

John Crawley scored off a Bryan Costibile pass at 4:16 to increase the Atlas lead to two, but Jules Heningburg scored his third of the game off a Myles Jones pass just 0:27 seconds later for the Redwoods.  John Crawley got his second of the game scoring in close to increase the Atlas lead at 10:13. 

At the half, Atlas 6 Redwoods 4

Third Quarter:

Jack Kelly went in the net for the Redwoods to start the third quarter.

Redwoods got off to a fast start with Rob Pannell scoring just 0:34 seconds into the quarter on the power play. 

Eric Law finished a Chris Gray pass at 2:09, then that combination struck again just 0:19 seconds later.  Eric Law then assisted on a Dox Aitken goal 0:24 seconds after that, followed by Bryan Costibile firing a laser into the top corner at 3:38, giving Atlas a commanding 10-5 lead.  Chris Gray scored his third of the game off an Eric Law pass, firing a howitzer off the post for the next Atlas goal.  Jules Heningburg scored his fourth goal of the game converting a Rob Pannell pass at 6:29.

Jeff Teat’s third goal of the game restored the six goal Atlas lead at 9:19, then Teat got his fourth of the game 0:41 seconds later.  Heningburg scored his fifth of the day for the Redwoods with 0:32.8 seconds left in the quarter, but Trevor Baptiste went wire to wire off the faceoff to score a two point goal just 4.4 seconds later.

After three quarters, Atlas 15 Redwoods 7.

Fourth Quarter:

Ryder Garnsey scored for the Redwoods converting a Nakeie Montgomery pass at 6:46.  Daniel Bucaro scored for Atlas while taking a hit, but was still able to pick the top corner at 7:22.  Garrett Epple was assessed a roughing penalty on the play.

Nakeie Montgomery scored a two point goal for the Redwoods with a howitzer at 9:02, followed by Charlie Bertrand scoring at 9:51, bringing the game to 16-11 for Atlas.  Jeff Teat stopped the Redwoods run with his fifth of the game at 11:22, and that was it for the scoring.

Final Score, Atlas 17 Redwoods 11.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Atlas 24 – 21
  • The Faceoff battle between TD Ierlan of the Redwoods and Trevor Baptiste of Atlas went to Baptiste 17-13.

Top Scorers:

Redwoods:

  • Jules Heningburg 4g, 0a
  • Myles Jones 1g, 2a
  • Nakeie Montgomery 2pt. Goal, 1a

Atlas:

  • Jeff Teat 5g, 2a
  • Eric Law 3g, 4a
  • Chris Gray 3g, 1a

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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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