Whipsnakes Sit Atop The Standings After Big Win

Gary Groob

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

In the late game Saturday night, The Whipsnakes (5-1) took on Chaos (1-5).  While the records were quite different, the teams matched up very well.  This game did not disappoint on any level.

The goalie match-up had Blaze Riorden in net for Chaos facing Kyle Bernlohr of the Whipsnakes.

Though it was a close game all night, the Whipsnakes never trailed in this game.  Matt Rambo (3g, 1a), Keagan Khan (2g,1a), Mike Chanenchuk (2g,0a), and Zed Williams (2g,0a) led the way for the ‘Whips.  Chaos put up a spirited fight led by Josh Byrne (3g,1a), Chris Cloutier (2g,1a), and Chase Fraser (3g,2a), but just couldn’t get over the hump, losing 14-12.

To The Game:

Keagan Khan opened the scoring for the Whipsnakes off a Matt Rambo feed at 1:53, but was answered back by Challen Rogers at 4:11.  Bryan Cole gave the ‘Whips the lead once again converting a Brad Smith pass at 4:42, followed by Matt Rambo scoring at 6:46.

The teams spent the rest of the quarter trading goals.

Matt Rambo scored again at 7:34, but was answered back by Chase Fraser firing a Ryan Smith pass in at 8:03.  Zed Williams scored at 9:55, but was answered back by Josh Byrne at 11:15.

After one quarter, Whipsnakes 5 Chaos 3.

Second Quarter:

Justin Guterding opened the second quarter scoring for the Whipsnakes at 3:35, followed by Mike Chanenchuk scoring at 5:27.

Chaos stormed back with goals from CJ Costabile at 5:40, and Josh Byrne converting a Dhane Smith pass at 7:09. 

Again the teams traded goals to the end of the half. 

Connor Kirst blasted a Keagan Khan feed past Blaze Riorden at 9:37, but was answered by Mark Glicini converting a Jarrod Neumann pass at 10:27. 

Tyler Wagner increased the ‘Whips lead off a Joey Nardella pass at 10:40, but Chaos again answered when Mac O’Keefe scored off a Chris Cloutier pass at 11:42.

At the half, Whipsnakes 9 Chaos 7.

Third Quarter:

Josh Byrne brought Chaos within one goal converting a Dhane Smith pass to open the third quarter, but Zed Williams blasted a shot in at 2:14 to regain the two goal lead.  Challen Rogers scored his second of the night for Chaos using a swim move at 3:07 to again bring the game within one, but Matt Rambo scored at 8:00 to again make it a two goal affair.

After three quarters, Whipsnakes 11, Chaos 9.

Fourth Quarter:

Mike Chanenchuk increased the ‘Whips lead to three at 2:24, but two goals from Chaos made it a one goal game again.  Chris Cloutier scored at 7:33, followed by Joey Nardella immediately after winning a faceoff.

Keagan Khan scored from in close at 10:06 to make it a three goal game, but was again answered by Chris Cloutier scoring off a Chase Fraser pass at 11:56.  It was too little too late, as the Whipsnakes held on for the victory.

Final score, Whipsnakes 14 Chaos 12.

Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal were in favor of the Whipsnakes 31-21.
  • The faceoff battle went to the Whipsnakes 20-10.
  • The Whipsnakes went 0 for 1 on the power play, while Chaos was 1 for 1.

Top Scorers:

Whipsnakes:

  • Matt Rambo 3g, 1a
  • Keagan Khan 2g, 1a
  • Zed Williams 2g, 0a
  • Mike Chanenchuk 2g, 0a

Chaos:

  • Josh Byrne 3g, 1a
  • Chris Cloutier 2g, 1a
  • Chase Fraser 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 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob had 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).

Mr. Groob 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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