By Lauren Merola | Jul 2, 2021
Where to Watch
- Sunday, July 4
- 3:15 p.m. ET
- Live on Peacock
Chrome and Atlas both left Baltimore on highs.
In Week 3, Chrome — in no small feat — added its first to the win column with a Whipsnakes takedown. The Whips 672-day win streak was reset to zero.
After a slow start in his Premier Lacrosse League debut, Atlas’ first overall pick Jeff Teat put any doubt to bed with a dominating nine point show out against the Cannons.
Number seven scored seven and had four assists on the weekend. Teat emerged from Baltimore as the Player Of The Week.
Stat Sheet Stars
Both teams have put up relatively similar stats through three weekends.
Up to Week 4, Chrome scored 36 goals on 31% shooting. Atlas ripped 47 on 26% shooting. Chrome came up with 52% of faceoffs and Atlas 54%. Chrome saved 58% of shots and Atlas 49%. Chrome’s given up 11.3 goals a game and Atlas 14.
The Fan Picks is not as close. Fans gave Atlas the 61-39 edge in the final matchup on Long Island.
Jackson Morrill and Jake Carraway lead the points column for their respective teams. Morrill’s put up 11 points on eight one-point goals and three assists. Carraway’s posted 12 points with seven one-point goals, two two-pointers and one assist.
Call it the Rookie Bowl.
Atlas is rookie-loaded by design, but Chrome by injury. Chrome lost Jordan Wolf to injury in its first game of the season. Randy Staats sustained an injury during camp.
With Wolf and Staats gone on attack, rookies Morrill and Teat lead the offense and Ryan Terefenko and Justin Anderson contribute where they can. In Week 3, Anderson ripped a two-bomb and Terefenko added a goal.
And no, Chrome’s victory over the Whips wasn’t a fluke.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate this savagery:
Tim Soudan with the perfect answer to What's it like playing against a Whipsnakes team with no Rambo or Zed? "Like playing a Chrome team with no Jordan Wolf or Randy Staats."— Chris Rosenthall (@ChrisRosie22) June 27, 2021
No pity, no mercy.
Some Chrome and Atlas players are no stranger to the Week 4 destination. People often argue Long Island as the hotbed of lacrosse (it’s me, I’m people), and with the number of professional players it produces, it’s hard to dispute.
Who’s from where?
Connor Farrell is from Holtsville and played at LIU Post.
Justin Guterding is a Garden City High School alum
Dan Bucaro is from Setauket.
Gerard Arceri is from St. James.
John Crawley is a Port Washington native.
The league list goes on and on…
Believe it or not, we’re half way through the season. It’s time to start thinking about playoffs.
Both Chrome and Atlas are 2-2. Winner could be as high as second based on score differential; loser could fall as low as seventh.