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The Whipsnakes (3-0) took on Atlas (2-1) in a battle of the undefeated on Friday night PLL action from Shuart Stadium on Long Island, NY. The Whipsnakes won all three of the previous matchups, but Atlas was hoping to change that in this game.
The goalie match-up had Jack Concannon in net for Atlas against Kyle Bernlohr in net for the Whipsnakes.
This was definitely a battle of the goalies, with the two combining for 31 saves. Although Atlas got off to the early lead, the Whipsnakes took over in the middle of the second quarter, never looking back. Whipsnakes win 12-9.
To the game:
Although we talked a lot about these two teams fire power, the defenses and goalies were in the forefront during this quarter. Jack Concannon made 8 big saves to stone the Whipsnakes to start the game.
Koby Smith opened the scoring for Atlas firing a 2 point goal well beyond the arc at 10:40, followed by Daniel Bucaro scoring at 11:22.
Michael Ehrhardt got the Whipsnakes right back in the game firing a howitzer from beyond the arc, finally beating Concannon at 11:47.
After one quarter, Atlas 3 Whipsnakes 2.
Jeff Teat opened the second quarter scoring for Atlas when he fired a shot in at 2:26, but Matt Rambo answered right back just 0:30 seconds later to keep this a one goal game.
Again this was a goalie show, with both netminders showing incredible skill. Jack Concannon finished the half with 13 saves, while Kyle Bernlohr finished the half with 7 saves.
At the half, Atlas 4 Whipsnakes 3.
The Whipsnakes started the third on a mission. Connor Kirst fired a Jay Carlson pass past Jack Concannon for a 2 point goal at 2:09, followed by Brad Smith converting a Justin Guterding pass at 2:52 to give them a 6-4 lead. Matt Rambo scored his second of the night at 4:17, followed by Mike Chanenchuk converting a Justin Guterding pass at 7:09 for a four goal lead.
Daniel Bucaro scored his second of the night for Atlas at 8:36, which was their first goal in almost 17 minutes. Chris Gray got Atlas within two, when he fired a laser at 9:21.
Mike Chanenchuk fired a shot from beyond the arc with just ten seconds left, giving the Whipsnakes a four goal lead again.
After three quarters, Whipsnakes 10 Atlas 6.
Bryan Cole opened the fourth quarter scoring for the Whipsnakes, blasting a shot past Concannon at 1:12, followed by Justin Guterding scoring at 7:08 to double Atlas 12-6.
Bryan Costabile passed to Eric Law, who shoveled it past Kyle Bernlohr at 8:06, followed by Chris Gray with a 2 point goal with just 0:12 seconds left.
Final score, Whipsnakes 12 Atlas 9.
- Shots on goal were 30-24 for the Whipsnakes.
- The faceoff battle was won by Trevor Baptiste of Atlas 12-8 over Joey Nardella of the ‘Whips.
- Jack Concannon made 17 saves for a 65% save percentage, while Kyle Bernlohr made 14 saves for a 67% save percentage.
- There were no penalties on the game.
- Chris Gray 1g, 1 2pt. g, 0a
- Daniel Bucaro 2g, 0a
- Koby Smith 1 2pt. goal, 0a
- Justin Guterding 1g, 3a
- Mike Chanenchuk 1g, 1 2pt. g, 0a
- Matt Rambo 2g, 0a
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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.