Attackman Will Manny summarized the Whipsnakes 18-11 win over the Redwoods on Saturday night with five words.
“We just executed better today.”
Heading into the game in last place, the Whipsnakes scored 11 first half goals, including two 2-pointers, while the defensive unit only allowed 3 goals to take a commanding lead at the break.
“Our whole team realized the things we’ve been trying to do, the things we’ve asked them to do, if they do that we will be successful,” Whipsnakes Head Coach Jim Stagnitta said. “We looked like what we wanted to look like.”
Rookie Tucker Dordevic opened the scoring and the Whipsnakes never looked back, using seven different goal scorers in the 1st half to break the game open early. Colin Squires scored his first career goal on a 2-point drive to spark a 7-2 run heading into the break that included some terrific transition goals.
“Squires was trailing the play, we were able to hit him,” Manny said. “Ty [Warner] and Connor [Kirst] did a really good job getting the ball to the attack and then cutting or staying high.”