Redwoods LC met Chaos LC on Sunday in Baltimore, with both teams looking to get back in the win column. Redwoods lost to Archers and Cannons, respectively, on both sides of the All-Star break. Chaos dropped a one-goal game to Whipsnakes in Week 7, and had added incentive to pay Redwoods back for a 13-8 loss in Week 4. Consider the debt paid, as Chaos rallied from deficits of 5-0 after one quarter and 12-10 after three quarters to win 14-12. The win moves Chaos to 4-3, while Redwoods fall to 3-4, having now lost three straight games.
Chaos in a hole early
Redwoods set the early tone by scoring 5 goals in the first quarter while holding Chaos scoreless. Putting their foot on the throttle. Kevin Rogers cut through the Chaos defense, making a goal. Cole Kirst followed up with a rushing goal. Then Jules Heningburg, Charlie Bertrand, and Kirst again found the net for a 5-0 lead. Redwoods were getting creative in the box, and their defense was stellar in the first 12 minutes, particularly goaltender Jack Kelly not allowing any shots to get by him.
In the second quarter, Chaos woke up and smelled the coffee. Dhane Smith found Chris Cloutier in front of the net and he makes a nice hook shot goal. Ian MacKay followed with a one handed goal. Then Kyle Jackson slips but recovers his ball and makes a goal through two defenders. Cloutier’s second marker made it four straight goals for Chaos. Ryder Gansey broke the run, but Jackson added his second with 5 ticks left for a 6-5 score in favor of Redwoods at the half. Chaos took Redwoods’ playbook in the second 12 minutes, playing with pressure offense and tight one-on-one defense.
Chaos rallies to get back above .500
The second half opened with Tye Kurtz and Cloutier’s hat trick goal putting Chaos up 7-6. Redwoods came back with another five-goal run. Heningburg, Kirst, Bertrand on a power play, Kirst again with his fourth goal, and Wes Berg made it 11-7 Redwoods. Jackson found Will Perry below the arc for a goal, then MacKay fired a laser for a 2-pointer to cut the lead to 11-10. Berg’s second goal pushed the lead to 12-10 entering the fourth quarter.
Unfortunately, the late-game woes for the Redwoods continued, as they were shut out 4-0. They have now scored just one fourth quarter goal over their last three games. Tye Kurtz tallied his second for Chaos, then CJ Costabile ripped one from the top of the arc for a 2-point goal. Cloutier put the nail in the coffin with his fourth goal of the day for the 14-12 Chaos win.
Redwoods: Kirst (4g); Rob Pannell (4a); Garnsey (1g, 2a); Berg (2g); Bertrand (2g); Heningburg (2g); Rogers (1g, 1a)
Chaos: Cloutier (4g); Smith (4a); Jackson (2g, 1a); Kurtz (2g, 1a); MacKay (1g, 1 2-pt g); Costabile (1 2-pt g)
TD Ierlan outdueled Nick Rowlett at the dot, winning 16 of 27 faceoffs. Rowlett led all players with 11 Ground Balls. Blaze Riorden made 17 saves in the win, while Kelly turned aside 11 shots.
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