Whipsnakes Outlast Chaos In A Slobber-Knocker

In a battle of middle of the pack teams, the Whipsnakes (3-3) faced Chaos (2-4) in the late game of day two in Texas.

Brendan Krebs was in net for the ‘Whips facing Blaze Riorden in net for Chaos.

In a neck and neck battle all afternoon, Chaos and the Whipsnakes matched each other goal for goal, play for play, save for save, most of the day.  With only 0:09 seconds left Will Manny (2g,3a) converted a Matt Rambo feed for the game winner.

Both Chaos and the Whipsnakes showed a balanced attack with nine scorers for the ‘Whips, and 8 scorers for Chaos.

To The Game:

Tye Kurtz opened the scoring for Chaos converting a Ryan Smith pass at 4:49, but Brad Smith hit a 2-point bomb off a Matt Rambo feed just 0:24 seconds later to give the ‘Whips the lead.

Will Perry tied the game off a Dhane Smith feed at 6:39, but Tucker Dordevic answered for the Whipsnakes off a Will Manny pass at 8:06. 

Chaos finished the quarter strong with two more goals.  Josh Byrne scored at 8:30 unassisted, followed by Tye Kurtz with his second of the quarter at 10:22.

After one quarter, Chaos 4 Whipsnakes 3.

Second Quarter:

Brian Minicus increased the lead for Chaos converting a Bowen feed at 1:59, But Matt Rambo answered 0:36 seconds later. 

Kyle Jackson was able to finish a Dhane Smith feed at 6:24, but a power-play goal from Brad Smith and a even strength goal from Roman Puglise to tie the game at 9:22.

At the half, Chaos 6 Whipsnakes 6.

Third Quarter:

Zach Geddes opened the third quarter scoring and the flood gates as the teams would combine for fourteen goals in this quarter.

Petey Lasalla tied the game for the Whipsnakes off the faceoff, followed by Will Manny with a one handed diving goal to make the score 8-7 ‘Whips.

Chaos struck for three goals.  Will Bowen scored in transition off a long pass from goalie Blaze Riorden for the goal at 2:21.  Dhane Smith follwed a laser at 3:50, followed by Kyle Jackson 0:22 seconds later. 

Matt Rambo and Zed Williams both had markers for the Whipsnakes to toe this game 10-10. 

Josh Byrne gave Chaos the lead finishing an Ian MacKay feed at 10:08, but Zed Williams answered with a blast of his own at 10:45.  A 2-point shot from Roman Puglise put the Whipsnakes up, but Ryan Smith converted a Dhane Smith pass at 11:32 to make this a one goal game.  Petey Lasalla scored just 0:07 seconds later and opened up a two goal Whipsnakes lead again.

After three quarters, Whipsnakes 14 Chaos 12.

Fourth Quarter:

This back and forth Quarter saw the teams trade goals continually.  Brian Minicus opened the scoring for Chaos to bring the game within one, but a power-play goal by Mike Chanenchuk put the lead back to two.

Kyle Jackson scored again for Chaos at 3:33, but again was answered by the Whipsnakes when Michael Ehrhardt converted a Will Manny pass at 4:22.

Chaos put together a mini run with Zach Geddes goong coast to coast at 7:09, followed by Dhane Smith tying the game up at 7:44.  But with just 0:08 seconds remaining, Will Manny converted a Matt Rambo feed for the game winner.

Final score, Whipsnakes 17 Chaos 16.

The Three Stars:

1. Will Manny
2. Dhane Smith
3. Matt Rambo

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were tied 29-29
  • The faceoff battle leaned slightly to the Whipsnakes 18-16.
  • Ground balls were 33-31 in favor of the ‘Whips.
  • The Whipsnakes went 2 for 3 on the power-play, while Chaos had no opportunities in this game.

Top Scorers:

Whipsnakes:

  • Will Manny 2g, 3
  • Matt Rambo 2g, 3a
  • Brad Smith 1g, 1 2-pt g, 1a

Chaos:

  • Dhane Smith 2g, 3a
  • Kyle Jackson 3g, 0a
  • Tye Kurtz 2g, 1a

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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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