Atlas Stays Undefeated In A Chippy Affair With Chaos

The opening game of day two had Atlas (3-0) vs. Chaos (2-1) in a battle of undefeated squads. 

Jeff Teat was on fire with 18 points in Week one for Atlas.  Also, Connor Shellenberger made an impact in his debut as well for Atlas.  For Chaos, they countered with the duo of Josh Byrne, and Jules Heningburg. 

The goalie match-up had Tim Troutner in the Atlas net facing Austin Kaut subbing for the injured Blaze Riorden in net for Chaos.

Another fast start had Atlas jump out to a 5-0 lead to start the game.  Chaos chipped away at the lead, but every time they would get close Jeff Teat and company would pull away. 

Xander Dickson led the Atlas charge with four goals, while Trevor Baptiste won 20 of 23 faceoffs.  Jeff Teat had another big day scoring one and setting up three more.  Chaos was led by Sergio Perkovic and Tye Kurtz with 1 goal, plus 1 2-pt goal each.  Josh Byrne had four assists on the afternoon as well.

Atlas stayed undefeated with a 15-12 victory over Chaos.

To The Game:

Myles Jones opened the scoring with a 2-pt. howitzer from behind the arc off a Jeff Teat pass at 2:41, followed by another 2-pt. bomb from Tyler Carpenter off a Connor Shellenberger pass on the power-play at 4:43.  Xander Dickson added a talley with a laser to the top corner off a Jeff Teat feed at 6:43 to make the game 5-0.

Chaos finally got on the board with Ross Scott finding the shortside at 7:41, followed by a 2-pt. bomb by Sergio Perkovic off a Josh Byrne pass at 11:04 on the power-play.

Atlas rebounded with Dylan Molloy going high to high from in close at 11:39, followed by Xander Dickson converting a Jeff Teat feed with just 0:01 second remaining in the quarter.

After one quarter, Atlas 7 Chaos 3.

Second Quarter:

Dox Aitken picked the ball up at midfield and fought his way to the net beating Austin Kaut at 0:10 seconds, but  was answered by Sergio Perkovic’s second of the game on a bounced shot from in close at 7:48.  Jules Heningburg added another to bring Chaos within three heading fo the half.

Things got chippy at the end of the quarter with Danny Logan and Brett Makar of Atlas, and Kyle Jackson and Josh Byrne of Chaos all getting penalties.

At the half, Atlas 8 Chaos 5.

Third Quarter:

Zach Geddes got Chaos within two goals going coast to coast at 2:18, but Xander Dickson’s third of the game with a bounced shot off a Ronan Jacoby feed got it back for Atlas at 3:13. 

Zach Geddes gave us a replay of his first goal again going coast to coast to beat Tim Troutner at 6:22, but Myles Jones with a laser to the top corner 0:20 seconds later, followed by Dox Aitken with a bounced shot from in close gave Atlas a four goal lead.

Ross Scott then got his second of the game converting a Josh Byrne feed high to high at 8:56, but was answered by Connor Shellenberger coming from behind the net firing high to the shortside at 10:55.

After three quarters, Atlas 12 Atlas 8.

Fourth Quarter:

Jeff Teat extended the lead to five with a side arm shot crossing in front of the net at 1:39, followed by Xander Dickson’s fourth of the game with an underhand shot at 5:20.

Atlas’penalty trouble helped Chaos, who came back with two power-play goals.  Tye Kurtz got the first one off a Josh Byrne feed at 5:43, followed by Kyle Jackson also blasting a Byrne feed at 7:08.

Connor Shellenberger got his second of the game off a Trevor Baptiste faceoff win at 7:12, but a 2-pt blast from Tye Kurtz brought Chaos within three goals, but that was as close they would come.

Final score, Atlas 15 Chaos 12.

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The Three Stars:

1. Xander Dickson
2. Tye Kurtz
3. Jeff Teat

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored Atlas 29-20.
  • The faceoff battle went to Atlas 20-7.
  • Groundballs also was dominated by Atlas 47-18.
  • Chaos went 3 for 8 on the power-play, while Atlas went 1 for 3.

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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 in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

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