Chaos Reigns Supreme With Upset Over The Archers

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

Chaos faced the Archers in the second semi-final of the day.  Although Chaos had a rough year, they were peaking at the right time. 

“We thought our advantage was that we knew the magnitude of the moments that were going to come throughout the game. We also know it’s who shows up for those 48 minutes next week.”

Chaos Goalie Blaze Riordan

The Archers had a dominant year led by Tom Schreiber, Marcus Holman, and Connor Fields.  Where the Archers have had trouble is at faceoffs.  Facing Max Adler will not be an easy task for Justin Inacio in this game either.

The goaltending match-up had Blaze Riordan in net for Chaos facing Adam Ghitelman in net for the Archers.

Although the Archers scored first, Chaos dominated the rest of the quarter with three straight goals.  Chaos never trailed the rest of the game enroute to a 9-7 win.  Chris Cloutier (3g), and Kyle Jackson (3g) led the way for Chaos, while Matt Moore (2g), and Marcus Holman (2g) were the top producers for the Archers.

To The Game:

Matt Moore opened the game’s scoring at 1:50, but was answered by Chris Cloutier just 0:46 seconds later to tie the game on a near impossible shot that beat Adam Ghitelman. 

Josh Byrne gave Chaos the lead at 5:05, followed by Cloutier’s second of the game at 7:34.

After one quarter, Chaos 3 Archers 1.

Second Quarter:

Connor Fields scored 0:33 seconds in, but was answered by Cloutier’s third of the game on a great individual effort, running through the Archers defense at 3:27.

At the half,  Chaos 4 Archers 2.

Third Quarter:

Kyle Jackson increased the Chaos lead to three when he scored from his knees at 6:46.

Marcus Holman converted a pass from Tom Schreiber at 7:16, followed by Tre Leclaire with a laser in transition at 10:43.

Mac O’Keefe ran through the defense to cash in at 11:23, followed by Kyle Jackson scoring a buzzer beater at 11:59 to once again give Chaos a three goal lead heading to the fourth.

After three quarters, Chaos 7 Archers 4.

Fourth Quarter:

Marcus Holman opened the scoring for the Archers converting a Grant Ament pass at 1:36, but Dhane Smith answered back scoring off a Josh Byrne feed from the top of the crease at 3:28.

Matt Moore scored his second of the day for the Archers at 5:29, but a pumped up Kyle Jackson scored at 7:08 to keep the lead at three.

Tom Schreiber scored once more for the Archers with just 0:44 seconds left, but it was too little too late.

Final score, Chaos 9 Archers 7.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored the Archers 21-20.
  • Max Adler of Chaos dominated the faceoffs 13-7.
  • Chaos went 1 for 1 on the power play, while the Archers had no opportunities.

Top Scorers:

Chaos:

  • Chris Cloutier 3g, 0a
  • Kyle Jackson 3g, 0a
  • Josh Byrne 1g, 1a
  • Dhane Smith 1g, 1a

Archers:

  • Matt Moore 2g, 0a
  • Marcus Holman 2g, 0a
  • Tom Schreiber 1g, 1a

The Waterdogs will face Chaos September 18th in Philadelphia, PA.  Game time is 3pm.

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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