Waterdogs Ride Big First Quarter To Victory

Chaos (4-5) faced the Waterdogs (6-3) in the last game of the weekend in Seattle for the Premier Lacrosse League (PLL).

Trying to gain revenge for their overtime loss in week one, Chaos was hoping for better results.  The Waterdogs were enjoying a successful season and were looking to continue the momentum.

The goalie match-up had Blaze Riorden in net for Chaos facing Dillon Ward in net for the Waterdogs.

The 2-point goal played a big part in this game with the Waterdogs hitting four of them en route to a 13-8 victory.   Jack Hannah (1g,1 2-pt g, 1a), Ryan Conrad (1 2-pt g, 2a), Jake Carraway (1g, 1 2-pt g) and Connor Kelly (1 2-pt g) all scored from beyond the arc for the Waterdogs.  Tye Kurtz (2g,0a), Brian Minicus (1g,1a) and CJ Costabile (1 2-pt g) led the way for Chaos.

To The Game:

The Waterdogs jumped out to a 5-0 lead taking advantage of the 2-point goal.

Jack Hannah got it started blasting a Zach Currier pass from the outside at 2:02, followed by a shot by Charlie Hayes that Riorden stopped but bounced off Chaos defenseman Jarrod Neumann 0:43 seconds later to make the score 3-0.

Ryan Conrad then hit from two points off a Christian Scarpello feed at 4:08 for the five goal lead.

After one quarter Waterdogs 5 Chaos 0.

Second Quarter:

Chaos made a comeback with Tye Kurtz converting a Dhane Smith feed at 0:29 seconds, followed by Kyle Jackson with a great individual effort at 5:20.

Jake Carraway hit from two for the Waterdogs off a Ryan Conrad pass at 7:00, but was answered by CJ Costabile with a 2-point goal of his own at 7:52.

Jack Hannah added to the Waterdogs lead, but two goals in the last few minutes by Chaos had this a two goal game heading to the dressing room.

At the half, Waterdogs 8 Chaos 6.

Third Quarter:

Ethan Walker got the Waterdogs on the board off a Jack Hannah pass at 1:22, but Kevin Lindley scored on the power-play for Chaos to keep it a two goal lead.  Jake Carraway then converted an Ethan Walker pass at 9:18 to make it a three goal lead.

After three quarters, Waterdogs 10 Chaos 7.

Fourth Quarter:

Connor Kelly gave the Waterdogs a five goal lead with a 2-point bomb off an Ethan Walker feed at 5:41, but was answered by Tye Kurtz’s second of the game at 6:05.  Zach Currier scored for the Waterdogs at 7:19 to again make the differential five.

Final score, Waterdogs 13 Chaos 8.

The Three Stars:

1. Jack Hannah
2. Tye Kurtz
3. Ethan Walker

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were 27-26 in favor of the Waterdogs.
  • Faceoffs were dominated by Chaos 17-3.
  • A slight edge in ground balls by Chaos 38-35.
  • Both teams went 2 for 4 on the power-play.

Top Scorers:

Chaos:

  • Tye Kurtz 2g, 0a
  • Brian Minicus 1g, 1a
  • Dhane Smith 0g, 2a

Waterdogs:

  • Jack Hannah 1g, 1 2-pt g, 1a)
  • Ryan Conrad 1 2-pt g, 2a
  • Ethan Walker 1g, 2a

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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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