Week 3 Recaps
Bears Cruise Again
Week Three started off with a desperate Grey Wolves team trying to avoid remaining winless. The only problem is that they were attempting this against the league leading Black Bears, who have proven time and time again why they’re the defending champs and have only gotten better with each game.
All things considered, the Wolves started off the game as good as they could have hoped for, limiting the Bears to just one goal in the first quarter thanks to multiple defensive stops, as well as tying the game late in the quarter with a powerplay goal by Reid Reinholdt. But the Bears wouldn’t stay hibernating for long...
The remainder of the game saw the Bears outscore the Wolves 14-2, which included two quarters without any goals from Team Grey.
If there’s any positive to take away from this one for the Wolves, is that they dominated to loose balls off of faceoffs in the second half of the game thanks to the speed and quick hands from Haden Harty. But ultimately, it wouldn’t be nearly enough as the Black Bears continue their tour of dominance with each passing week.
Players Of The Game: Kieran McKay and Matt Delmonico
‘All Bird Matchup’ Goes Down To The Wire
After a previous week that saw the Golden Eagles put up 19-goals in a single game, they looked to come back and re-light that fire against a Skyhawks team that’s looking to prove that they can rely on a more consistent offense.
It certainly wasn’t going to be an easy path for the Hawks with Dane Dobbie suiting up for the Eagles for the second straight week, but after 30-minutes of play the Hawks had managed to keep Dobbie to just two points (both being assists), and found themselves down by just two goals heading into the second half. The second quarter also included one of the craziest highlight reel goals you’ll ever see in a lacrosse game ever. James Rahe passed across the floor to Connor Clough by ringing the ball all the way around the boards. Clough then found a cutting Rahe for the ‘give and go’, who then buried it past Nate Faccin. Seriously, watch the highlight for yourself. It starts at 2:54:09 of the game footage. You won’t regret it.
The second half certainly did not disappoint either. But with seven different goal scorers in the remaining 30-minutes of the game, the 18-save performance by Gordy Bowden was ultimately wasted, and the Hawks came out on top by a final score of 12-11.
Players Of The Game: Connor Watson and Steve McKinley
- Tino Fera