Chrome Cut Down The Redwoods

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

The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) opened week two of their campaign at the American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The Redwoods (0-2) faced Chrome (2-0) in an epic battle. 

Tim Troutner was in net for the Redwoods vs. Sean Sconone for Chrome.

Although Chrome started a little slow, the chemistry on this team built more and more as the game moved on.  Dylan Molloy, and Logan Wisnauskas were forces throughout the game helping Chrome to their lopsided 12-3 victory.  Wisnauskas showed why he was the number one overall pick in the PLL draft this year, looking very comfortable in aspects of his game.

To The Game:

The opening minutes of the game had the Redwoods getting a number of chances, but strong defense from Chrome kept the score knotted at zero.

Brendan Nichtern opened the scoring for Chrome converting a pass from Mike Manley at 3:50.  Colin Heacock extended the lead with a blast off a Justin Anderson pass at 7:18, followed by Dylan Molloy fighting his way through two stick checks to make the game 3-0 at 9:43. 

Matt Kavanagh finally got the Redwoods on the board scoring from a very sharp angle at 10:56, but Kevin Rogers scored with just 0:16 seconds left in the quarter giving Chrome a three goal lead once again.

Things got a little feisty at the end of the quarter when Dylan Molloy got off a shot on goal after the horn sounded to end the quarter, but cooler heads prevailed.

After one quarter, Chrome 4 Redwoods 1.

Second Quarter:

The teams traded chances throughout the second quarter.  Finally, Logan Wisnauskas increased the Chrome lead scoring his first career PLL goal.  Wisnauskas fired from the top of the crease off a skip pass from Dylan Molloy at 5:44.  Molloy then scored his second of the day on the power play.  A behind the back shot to the top corner off a Brendan Nichtern pass made the score 6-1 at 7:59.

Chrome only gave up three goals in the first half last week, and continued the stifling defense in this game.  Coupled with bad shot selections from the Redwoods, and good goaltending from Sconone explained the lopsided first half score.

At the half, Chrome 6 Redwoods 1.

Third Quarter:

The Redwooks got on the board first in the third quarter when Myles Jones powered his way to the net powering a shot in at 1:54, but Eli Salama got it back in transition firing a laser into the top corner at 2:57.  Logan Wisnauskas scored his second of the game at 5:21 giving Chrome an 8-2 lead. 

Logan Wisnauskas scored his third of the night converting a Jackson Morrill pass from the top of the crease at 7:52, then scored his fourth grabbing a loose ball, scrambling to the net for the goal at 9:22.  Justin Anderson added to the lead with a top corner shot beating Tim Troutner over his shoulder at 10:25.

After three quarters, Chrome 11 Redwoods 2.

Fourth Quarter:

Logan Wisnauskas scored his fifth of the night firing a Kevin Rogers pass in from a sharp angle at 2:33. 

The Redwoods finally scored on the power play when Rob Pannell beat Sconone off a Myles Jones pass at 3:56, but were held scoreless the rest of the quarter.

The Redwoods just weren’t able to break through the stingy Chrome defense at all in this game.  When they were able to get a look, Chrome goalie Sean Sconone was stellar with his saves.

Final score, Chrome 12 Redwoods 3.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were in favor of Chrome 22-11
  • The faceoff battle was won by Connor Farrell of Chrome 12 of 17, while TD Ierlan of the Redwoods had a long day going 5 of 17.
  • Both teams were 1 for 1 on the power play.

Top Scorers:

Redwoods:

  • Myles Jones 1g, 1a
  • Matt Kavanagh 1g, 0a
  • Rob Pannell 1g, 0a

Chrome:

  • Logan Wisnauskas 5g, 0a
  • Dylan Molloy 2g, 1a
  • Brendan Nichtern 1g, 2a
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.

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).

Gary 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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