10. The Comeback That Could Have Been A four-goal run in the middle of the inaugural Championship game created a seven-goal cushion for Whipsnakes heading into the final minutes of the third quarter. After Jack Near and Ryder Garnsey narrowed the lead to five with under a minute to play in the third, a failed clear by Whipsnakes led to a transition opportunity for Redwoods. Near found Sergio Perkovic on a skip pass through the Whipsnakes’ recovering defense and Perkovic unloaded a two-point bomb that brought his team within three.
10. Jim Stagnitta Pushing All the Right Buttons All season Jim Stagnitta showed why he is one of the best coaches in the world. However, his most notable adjustment came in Week 8 as he moved Connor Kelly to attack. This move not only created more space for Rambo as the long lefty at attack but also mismatches as Ben Reeves ran out of the box as a midfielder. Since the move in Week 8, the Whipsnakes offense was unstoppable, averaging nearly 15 goals a game, two more than their season average.
Unlike typical playoff formats, fans didn’t have to wait until the Championship game to see the Top 2 teams in the league battle with playoff intensity. Whipsnakes and Chaos rounded out the first round to decide who would go straight to Philadelphia for the Championship and who would meet Redwoods in New York for the semifinals.
While it’s not uncommon for rookies to make significant impacts on their teams, Connor Farrell and Tim Troutner are not only making impacts on the field, they’re becoming household names off of it. As the Premier Lacrosse League continues to put players first and shine the spotlight on them both on and off the field, these two rookies are primed for long, successful careers.
Chaos vs. Archers Week 9 Hamilton Recap In a back and forth game in which neither team led by more than two goals, Chaos came away with an 11-10 overtime victory over Archers in the opening game of Week 9. With the win, Chaos clinched a Top 2 seed while Archers fall to 4-5 and …
After undergoing one unsuccessful knee surgery in October 2017, Joey Sankey had to have a second surgery in the fall of 2018 to repair a patella tendon that caused him pain throughout the 2017 season. After the surgery in October, Sankey had hopes of playing in the upcoming season but those hopes vanished when the pain still lingered in early spring of 2018.