Chaos vs. Archers Week 9 Hamilton Recap In a back and forth game in which neither team led by more than two goals, Chaos came away with an 11-10 overtime victory over Archers in the opening game of Week 9. With the win, Chaos clinched a Top 2 seed while Archers fall to 4-5 and …
1. Whips midfielders dodging decisively The Whipsnakes – excuse me, “Clinchsnakes” – midfielders are all carbon copies of each other. They can unleash shots on the run with either hand. Because of their two-handedness, they have a tendency to rollback repeatedly. Those staircase dodges work well against slow-to-go defenses like the Chrome. Against a defense that helps early like the Redwoods, those midfielders need to drive one side decisively and move the ball after drawing a slide.
After giving up 20 goals in a shocking loss to Chrome in Week 8, Whipsnakes came back with renewed focus and were locked in on clinching a playoff berth. For the Redwoods, the impact of Greg Gurenlian’s return to the faceoff X was muted by the unfortunate injuries of defensive leader Eddy Glazener and offensive stalwart Matt Kavanagh.