By Lauren Merola | Jun 25, 2021
Where to watch:
- Saturday, June 26
- 5:15 p.m. ET
- Live on Peacock
The Redwoods and Chaos last met in Game 7 of the 2020 Championship Series, where Ryder Garnsey slung it top left in sudden death overtime to put the Woods on top 8-7.
This time, the Woods head into the matchup banged up. The Week 3 Injury Report shows Jack Near, Ryan Lee and John Sexton are out with lower extremity injuries. The team will miss Near’s leadership down low, Lee’s no-angle, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it goals and Sexton’s GB grabs.
In Week 3, Chaos has some adjustments to make field-wide to hang with a seemingly well-acclimated Redwoods squad.
Chaos spent ample time on defense in its Week 2 loss to the Archers, giving up a five-goal lead. It also got no scores from the attack line. Josh Byrne, Chris Cloutier and Mac O’Keefe will need to bounce back and get on the board against the Woods. Chaos is also without Wes Berg, who put up a hat trick against the Whips and is sidelined with a lower extremity injury.
The Redwoods added defender Kyle Thornton from Chaos’ reserve roster, alongside their full starting defensive line Eddy Glazener, Garrett Epple and Finn Sullivan. Thornton will make his Premier Lacrosse League debut Saturday.
Chaos has been outscored 27:39 so far this season, and the Redwoods have outscored their opponents 35:34.
The game, no matter the score, will be a nostalgic one.
Kyle Harrison suits up at his alma mater one last time.
Harrison was a co-captain to the undefeated Johns Hopkins team (16-0) that won the 2005 NCAA Division 1 championship. He led his team to title town with two goals and three ground balls in a 9-8 win over Duke.
This will be a bitter-sweet stop on his last go-around.
In his three games played this season, Harrison’s scored one goal on six shots and grabbed one ground ball. Harrison played 125 games during his career so far and scored 130 one-point goals, nine two-point goals and had 71 assists.
Here’s a throwback for K18’s final run on Homewood Field:
This one is up there 🏆— JHU Men's Lacrosse (@jhumenslacrosse) June 22, 2021
Blue Jay fans, what do ‘ya got? #WeWantMore https://t.co/trC9zPJxq7 pic.twitter.com/W60O9QiwKG
There’s been a lot of movement on both of these rosters. Redwoods added Kevin Unterstein via waivers. Chaos claimed Bryce Wasserman, CJ Costabile and Brendan Gleason off waivers.
Chaos looks to move out of last place and grab its first win of the season. Sitting at 0-3, Chaos has scored 27 goals and let in 39.
The Redwoods look for bounce-back momentum after their loss to Atlas in Week 2.
The two faceoff June 26 at 5:15 p.m. on Peacock TV.