Unfortunately for Vancouver, Seattle’s best might be the tops in the AUDL. The Cascades only brought 16 people for their debut road trip, but all 16 members contributed heavily in their wins, displaying perhaps the best depth in the league - even Koss seemed surprised by it when he noted it "somehow keeps growing." What was especially impressive was their ability to outlast and outrun their competition: as games wore on, the Cascades (particularly on defense) continued to look sharp while opponents fatigued; Seattle outscored Los Angeles 8-3 in the second quarter on Saturday; and surged ahead of San Diego during the third quarter on Sunday with a 9-5 run.
"Their team is already so deep that you can't just game plan for one player or combination of players," Fenton said of the Cascades. He added that the Riptide’s primary gameplan will be to snuff out the Cascades rhythm at the point of attack by playing hard defense on Seattle’s handlers. This means somehow disrupting the flow of Cascades’ fantastic handling duo Danny Karlinsky and Mario O’Brien, who combined for just five turnovers on a whopping 205 throws last weekend. Vancouver believes if it can make those two work harder than they’re used to, they have a chance of disabling Seattle’s smooth offensive sets that made cutters Donnie Clark (12G) and Ray Illian (10G) prime beneficiaries.
Originally posted on http://theaudl.com/articles/ata/weektwopreview