Joe Keegan

Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: Week 7 Denver

1. Connor Fields vs. Tim Muller, Round 2 In their Week 1 matchup, the Whips trusted Tim Muller on an island against Connor Fields. They didn’t slide. If Fields beat Muller by himself, then he earned the goal. The Whips would live with that. Sliding to Fields (2G, 1A) leads to much scarier stepdown looks for Deemer Class (3G) and company.
Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: All-Star Edition

1. Paul Rabil’s around the world dime I heard this pass was No. 2 on SportsCenter Top 10. I’m not sure what the No. 1 play was, but I’m assuming that Andrew Benintendi must have leapt 37 feet high to rob a home run in front of the Green Monster. Anything less than that is certainly not greater than this.
Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: Week 6

1. Whipsnakes rollbacks The Whipsnakes are loaded with two-handed midfielders who can get physical and roll to re-roll until they find their shot. Eventually, they will find their shot. It’s inevitable. Those unassisted shots down the alley or across the two-point arc are some of the least efficient on the field, though. The Atlas’ gambled on the Whipsnakes, well, whipping those shots wide.
Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: Week 5

1. John Crawley inverting at X Heading into their Friday night matchup with the Archers, the Atlas’ ball movement had been nonexistent. Their offense was settling for the first shot too often. Part of that is a byproduct of dodging from the midfield too much.
Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: Week 4

1. Blaze Riorden sparking transition with clean saves Chaos LC goalie Blaze Riorden made a ridiculous 21 saves against the Archers LC. Several of those saves were made cleanly, which is the worst possible outcome for a shooter.
Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: Week 3

Welcome to the 10 Man Ride – a weekly Monday recap hitting on the 10 best stats, plays and moments of the PLL weekend. 1. Charlie Cipriano’s relief effort Redwoods LC attackman Clarke Petterson embarrasses goalies. All of them. From Cornell to the PLL, Petterson has been lights out as an inside finisher. The dude buried 44 goals on 52 shots on goal as a senior; goalies only stopped 15.4% of the shots that Petterson put on cage! Through three games, pro goalies haven’t been any better. Petterson has five goals; goalies have made two saves on him. One of those saves: This third quarter denial by Chaos LC goalie Charlie Cipriano.

Archers LC vs. Redwoods LC Week 2 Recap

The Archers LC may play the sport of the future, but their motto is stolen from America’s pastime: Hit singles. Head coach Chris Bates mentioned hitting singles pregame; attackman Will Manny (2G) emphasized it again during his mic’d up segment heading into the fourth quarter.
Joe Keegan's 10 Man Ride Week 8 San Jose

10 Man Ride: Week 2

Welcome to the 10 Man Ride – a weekly Monday recap hitting on the 10 best stats, plays and moments of the PLL weekend. 1. Matt Dunn fighting through picks Bryce Young was featured in this space last week for turning his man into a slide, peeling off, and collapsing to the crease with a yard sale check. The Whipsnakes LC’s recoveries are airtight when they need to support the on-ball defender; this week, they hardly had to slide to one matchup: Matt Dunn versus Jordan Wolf.

Dissecting Chrome’s pick and rolls at X

After a few possessions, the Chrome offense identified a key part of the Archers’ defensive gameplan: switch all big-little picks at X. Jordan Wolf (4A) and Justin Guterding (2G, 2A) are two of the league’s premier initiators.

Archers vs. Chrome Game 1 Recap

It only took Archers LC face-off athlete Stephen Kelly 11 seconds to find the back of the net, but it took us more than 48 minutes to find a winner in the first-ever Premier Lacrosse League game. Archers LC attackman Will Manny (4G) buried the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat the Chrome LC, 13-12.