Chaos LC was able to rebound from a slow start and beat Redwoods LC 13-10, securing themselves a spot in the playoffs. It was a big second quarter that sparked the fire for Chaos in this one, and they were able to ride that straight through the final buzzer.
The first quarter was anything but usual for either team as things started very slowly with a lot of defense, some back-to-back crossbar shots, and a lot of back and forth play in transition. Finally, Sergio Salcido broke the ice to put Redwoods up 1-0 with 7:11 in the first.
Near the end of the first is when things really started to heat up and the offensive prowess came out on both ends of the field. Larkin Kemp ripped one right off of the substitution to put Redwooods up 2-0 with 2:25 in the quarter, but Chaos’ offense finally awoke. Myles Jones hit Jake Froccaro for a two-pointer to tie things up. Salcido got his second of the game with less than a minute left in the quarter to give Redwoods a 3-2 lead heading into the second.
Chaos exploded in the second quarter as they came out of the gate as hot as they have ever been. A lot of great transition and off-ball play helped spark a five-goal run, aiding Chaos in taking over with a 7-3 lead. During that run, Kevin Buchannan had two goals while Eric Scott, Jake Froccaro, and Anthony Kelly each had one apiece.
Redwoods did finish the second quarter on a good note, finally able to slow down Chaos a bit and get their offense back into gear. Jules Heningburg and Ryder Garnsey each scored for Redwoods to end the first half with Chaos leading 7-5.
Coming into the third quarter Redwoods were able to continue their run, stretching it to four goals and tying things up at 7 following goals from Ryder Garnsey and Eddie Glazener. Chaos eventually countered with Connor Fields and Myles Jones each finding the back of the net to push their lead back out to 9-7.
While Ryder Garnsey was able to cut the Chaos’ lead to 9-8 in the final minutes of the third, Myles Jones fired a two-point bomb to give Chaos a lot of momentum and push their lead to 11-8 early in the fourth. However, after some back-and-forth action, Redwoods went on a two-goal run with Jules Heningburg and Sergio Salcido each finding the back fo the cage, and making it a one-goal game once again.
Jarrod Neumann scored the game-winner for Chaos as he buried one of his signature two-point bombs in transition. The Chaos defense was able to hold through the final minutes as well to help secure the 13-10 win and the first playoff berth in PLL history.