Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Atlas remain undefeated; defeat Redwoods by 5

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Villanova, Pa. — The New York Atlas remained the only undefeated team in the Premier Lacrosse League. The Atlas defeated the California Redwoods on Sunday, 20-15, at Villanova Stadium during the Philadelphia Waterdogs Homecoming.

The Atlas improved to 4-0 on the season. The Redwoods fell to 0-2 on the season.

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The Atlas have been a dominant team as they have scored a league-high 71 goals. Only one other team has scored more than 40 goals and that’s the Carolina Chaos, who have scored 47 goals.

New York trailed 5-3 in the first quarter. In the next three quarters, the team scored 17 goals.

California had 10 goals in their final three quarters.

Xander Dickson had three goals. Dox Aitken, who had a homecoming, as he is from Villanova, Pa., tallied two goals. Chet Comizio, Danny Logan, Payton Rezanka, and Dylan Molloy also had goals.

Baptiste was 12 of 29 on the faceoff. After he got hit in the head with a stick, Head Coach Mike Pressler used three men, who then went 0-8 on the faceoff.

Logan went 0 of 6. Rezanka and Comizio went 0 of 1 each.

Atlas keeper Tim Troutner made 16 saves. He had a 53.3% save percentage after allowing the 15 goals.

Redwoods attacker Ryder Garnsey tallied four points from goals, including one two-point goal. He had seven points overall.

Garnsey scored the only two-point goal for the Redwoods.

Rob Pannell, Chris Gray, and Charlie Bertrand had two goals each. Garrett Degnon, Wes Berg, Cole Kirst, Brian Tevlin, and TD Ierlan had one goal each.

Ierlan dominated the faceoff. He was 24 of 34 attempts against Atlas’ Trevor Baptiste, also considered one of the best face-off men in the league.

Redwoods goaltender Jack Kelley made 14 saves. he had a 42.4% save percentage with the 20 goals allowed.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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