The Colorado Mammoth (2-1) made the trek to Texas to face the challenge of the Panther City Lacrosse Club who, despite three valiant efforts, fall to 0-3.
To The Game
I’m a game reminiscent of an NHL game, the first quarter would only reveal one goal. Taylor Stuart (1a) set up a sudden goal scorer in Liam Patten (2g) for his second of the season at the5:04 mark to give Panther a 1-0 lead .
That’s It? One Goal
Panther City continued to control the pace and Taite Cartoni (1g, 2a) followed by a second from.Patten boosted the lead to 3-0.
The Mammoth took the hit, bounced up and responded with Eli McLaughlin (3g,1a) tucking a Ryan Lee feed behind Kevin Orleman to cut it to 3-1.
Colorado wasn’t quite finished and McLaughlin returned the favor for Lee (3g, 3a) to make it a one goal affair at 3-2 at the half.
Things Heat Up
While still a defensive battle, things would pick up in the second half.
It took all of :38 for Mike Triolo (2g,1a) to stretch the Panther City advantage to 4-2.
The Mammoth got their legs and went on a run with markers from Tyler Digby (1g, 1a), Sam LeClair (3g) followed by a second from Ryan Lee, his 8th of the season that flipped the lead to 5-4 the Colorado way.
Phil Caputo (2g) was the recipient of a Ryan Benesch (4 helpers) and Cattoni to get it even at 5 apiece.
Chris Wardle (1a) with help from Lee did the work for LeClair who ended the third with Colorado in front, 6-5.
Triolo and Ryan Benesch did the work with Caputo reaping the benefits to get it even once again at 6-6.
Zed Williams (1g, 1a) registered a short handed goal quickly followed by LeClair getting his third to seeming cement a Mammoth win at 8-6.
in the frantic closing minutes, Dawson Theede (1g, 1a) got Panther City within one at 8-7.
The Mammoth defense clamped down and sealed the 8-7 Divisional victory.
News and Notes
Shots had the PCLC in front, 59-45..
To show patience and accuracy, PC only only produced 10 shots off goal with Colorado posting 8.
Panther City controlled loose balls by a 79-57 margin.
Coming off a rare bad game, Dillon
Ward had 52 saves for the Mammoth with Kevin Orleman turning away 37.
Mammoth defender, Warren Jeffrey scooped 10 loose balls.
LeClair was stopped by Orleman on a penalty shot try at the 14:22 mark of the final stanza.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.