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.
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.
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.
Chrome and Chaos was yet another matchup that went down to the wire with this OT thriller surprising the Atlanta fans. Chaos came out in the first quarter red hot and scored four straight goals. The onslaught continued throughout the quarter as they built up a formidable 7-1 lead by performances from Jake Froccaro and Miles Thompson. The early signs looked like this game was going to get out of hand fast, but the Chrome weren’t ready to give up just yet.
The impact of the first PLL trade was felt in Game 1 at Homewood Field in Baltimore. Jules Heningburg led the Redwoods squad to a 13-11 win over the winless Chrome. The start was indicative of the game; Redwoods took a controlling 4-0 lead and kept it on cruise control. A complete team effort has gotten the Redwoods back to .500 on the season.
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.