Joe Keegan

Waterdogs hand Whipsnakes first loss of season, 11-10

Waterdogs hand Whipsnakes first loss of season, 11-10 By Joe Keegan | Jul 3, 2022 Tweet Whipsnakes LC has trailed at halftime every game this season. And every time, they’ve come back for a win — until Saturday night in Minnesota when Kieran McArdle (3G) and the Waterdogs held off the Whipsnakes’ second half surge. […]

Crease Collapse of the Week: Jack Kielty

The Cannons shook their defense up drastically in Week 4. Brodie Merrill, after whom the league’s LSM of the Year Award is named, was a healthy scratch. SSDM Tyson Bell picked up a pole. Rookie Matt Rahill (Maryland) got his first start down low.

Film Study: Sowers-Brown razor pick-n-rolls

“One of our strategies the last couple weeks has been trying to get Brownie the ball,” Waterdogs LC attackman Michael Sowers said postgame. “We just wanna get him the ball as much as possible.”

Film Study: Connor Kelly inverts

Film Study: Connor Kelly inverts By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Jun 22, 2022 The Waterdogs scored a league-low 2.1 goals per game off initiations from X in ’21. Only Chaos (7.0 shots per game initiated at X) attempted fewer shots than the ‘Dogs (7.2). They’ve generated 3.3 goals per game and 9 shots per game […]

Crease Collapse of the Week: Cade van Raaphorst

Crease Collapse of the Week: Cade van Raaphorst By Joe Keegan PLL Analyst Jun 22, 2022 A defender’s duty isn’t done when their assignment passes out of the dodge; they’re done when they gain possession or the shot clock strikes :00. The best off-ball defenders wait until the :52 expires to exhale. They hunt for […]

Justin Anderson’s left- and right-handed flamethrower

Justin Anderson has a flamethrower. Lefty or righty on the run, the ball jumps out of Anderson’s stick. As a rookie Anderson shot 2-for-21 (9.5%) off the dodge; through three games in ‘22, he is 4-for-8 (50.0%) on unassisted shots.

Third quarter run pushes Redwoods past Chaos, 11-7

Third quarter run pushes Redwoods past Chaos, 11-7 By Joe Keegan | Jun 19, 2022 Tweet At halftime, the Redwoods offense was shooting 2-for-23 (9%). They couldn’t solve three-time Oren Lyons Goalie of the Year Blaze Riorden (16 saves, 62%). This Woods team – the most settled offense efficient in the league in 2021 – […]