Rambo Breaks Record, Whips Clinch One Seed
By Jerome Taylor | Aug 2, 2020
Whipsnakes rode Rambo’s record-breaking performance to a 17-11 victory on Sunday to clinch the number one seed
The Archers were coming off an overtime victory over Chrome, to knock off their first undefeated team. However, they simply couldn’t overcome Rambo and fall to the three seed for the elimination rounds that start on Tuesday.
Zed Williams started off the scoring with a patented inside roll.
But the Archers countered quickly as the late-game hero, Ryan Ambler scored and Scott Ratliff gave the Archers the lead shortly after.
Counter punches were the story of the first half.
After MVP Matt Rambo got on the board to tie the game at four early in the second quarter, rookie phenomenon Grant Ament put his cape on to break the tie. 5-4 Archers.
The counters continued, when “Zedzilla” found the back of the net to become the game’s first multi-goal scorer. Ambler, not to be outdone, got his second shortly thereafter.
Then, Chef Rambo got cooking.
After a goal that ended with a big collision on the crease, Rambo turned on the stove.
Following the goal, he found Brad Smith for a goal (Smith’s second) and with seconds remaining in the half he found Williams (another ho-hum hat trick for Williams) bringing Rambo’s first-half point total to five.
He was just getting started.
In the second half, 2020 MVP-candidate Jose Nardella’s domination at the stripe became too much to overcome (winning 70% of his matchups).
The Archers were able to tie it in the middle of the third but, without the ball it is impossible to sustain a comeback.
Rambo continued saucing up the Archers’ defense and dropped eight dimes to break the PLL record for assists and his two early goals ended up being garnishes on a PLL record 10-point afternoon.
The Whipsnakes broke it open with a six-goal fourth quarter. With a lot of the ‘Whips getting in on the action.
The Whipsnakes, the reigning champs, will be heading into tournament play with the number one seed.
The Whips currently possess the best faceoff man, the best offense, the best statistical defense, and haven’t lost a game in 343 days, good luck to their next opponent.
For the Archers, the loss means they’ll be dropping to third in the standings and will take on Atlas on Tuesday at 10:30 PM ET on NBCSN.