The Waterdogs are a 1st half team. That's just a certified fact right there. This team comes out of the gates buzzin. They are ready to go as soon as that first whistle blows and they come out ready to fuck shit up. So for the 2nd game in a row, they come out and secure a lead (6-3) heading into halftime.
The only issue is...well...well the thing about halves is that there are always going to be two of them. And for some reason, the Dawgs decide to take a snooze after halftime. Maybe part of that issue is that their mascot is a bulldog, and bulldogs are notoriously sleepy.
It's summer, it's hot, and the pups need a little siesta. So buzzing around for 2 straight halves is a little too much to ask for.
But the other issue here, and I think this one might be the more pressing issue, is that the Waterdogs don't have Grant Ament on their roster. And when the team you are playing against has Grant Ament, well then you are what we in the biz refer to as "fucked".
Tom Schreiber is the best lacrosse player in the world. Now the Archers have added Grant Ament to this offense and all of a sudden, the best player in the world's job has gotten like 5x easier. All he has to do is cut through the crease and he's got this sick bastard wiring BTB passes from X straight to his stick. It's not fair. And for the Waterdogs, there's just nothing you can do about it. And a 6-3 halftime lead quickly devolves into a 9-7 loss.
So that's back-to-back 2nd half letdowns for the Waterdogs. I don't think you can blame the coaches or the players on this one. I think this all comes down to the ownership.
Archers move to 2-0, and I'm pretty sure the Unders are undefeated so far. Better luck next time.