The Whipsnakes LC took down Chaos LC 15-14 in overtime to kickoff their season. Whipsnakes dominated early and really used that energy to push through a very string second half come back from Chaos. The pace of play from both sides was outstanding with each playing a very unsettled style of lacrosse.
Chaos was led by Josh Byrne with 4 goals while Myles Jones also had 3 points (2G,1A). In cage for Chaos Blaze Riorden made 14 saves, anchoring the defense.
Ben Reeves had 3 goals to lead the way for Whipsnakes while Matt Rambo tallied 5 points (2G,3A). Kyle Bernlohr made 12 saves in cage to anchor the Whipsnakes defense.
Just seconds into the game Whipsnakes got their offense going with a behind-the-back finish from Jules Henningburg. That goal set the Whipsnakes up for a four-goal run to get out to a very quick and early lead, dominating on both ends.
Chaos finally settled in a bit and got their offense going with a two-pointer in transition from Jake Froccaro, cutting the lead to 4-2. Whipsnakes pushed their lead back out again with a Ben Reeves goal to make it a 5-2 lead. The end of the first was more back-and-forth as both sides answered each other late, making it a 6-3 Whipsnakes lead at the end of the third.
Josh Byrne got the scoring started for Chaos early in the third, but Ryan Drenner answered for Whipsnakes just a few minutes later to push their lead back out to 7-4. On the Whipnskaes next possession Connor Kelly rip one from up top to put them back up by four.
It was more of a defensive battle through the middle of the second as both sides stepping up and limiting the opposing offense. Whipsnakes used a Jules Henningburg transition goal to get their offense going again. In the final minutes of the half both sides found the back of the net, making it a 10-5 Whipsnakes lead heading into halftime.
Chaos started the third quarter off strong with Thomas Kelly scoring right off the faceoff, followed by an inside finish from Deemer Class. Whipsnakes caught the Chaos defense sleeping again, getting a quick goal from Matt Rambo to push their lead back out to 11-7.
A four-goal run through the middle of the third and into the fourth, tying things up at 11. Whipsnakes finally answered, taking back their lead 12-11. The back-and-forth nature of the game continued through the fourth.
Overtime was needed as things were tied at 14 to end the fourth. Whipsnakes acted quickly in overtime with Drew Snider putting the game away on their first possession, securing the 15-14 win.