Lacrosse purists are not easily taken aback with events at a box game but, when the Portland Voodoo took on the Everett Express, even the most jaded fan took notice. This leads to the insanity in Seattle. An average game may witness a combined 20 to 25 goals. What if I told you, each team had that many? What if I told you that the Voodoo lit the lamp twenty times and got blown out?
The teams scored a combined 51 goals! that is not a misprint…51! A wild extravaganza saw the teams putting up 16 goals in the first period. What if I told you the Express actually hit net a total of 15 times in the middle stanza? The final period continued to be wild with 14 combined goals and ended with an unworldly 31-20 Express victory.
How wild was it? Matt Mariano (8g,3a) scored four times in the second. CJ Schuster (6g,1a) added a natural hat trick with Garrett Goshom (8g,3a) scoring, not one, but two, natural hat tricks for the Express. The Voodoo got a five-goal, one assist game from Marshall McGriz with Patrick Duffy adding four goals. In all, 10 players hit the score sheet for the Express, and nine hit the sheet for the Voodoo. Fireworks in the Pacific Northwest leading to the insanity in Seattle.