Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/11/08
Peter Trombino was named game MVP with five goals and Matt Striebel added four tallies as the Philadelphia Barrage claimed its third straight win Thursday, a 16-11 Major League Lacrosse win over host New Jersey at Piscataway.
Led by Brett Moyer (Ridley) and Brian Spallina, the Barrage (6-3) defense limited the Pride to just 41 shots and did not draw a penalty. Merrick Thomson, the league’s leading scorer and a standout for the Philadelphia Wings’ indoor team – was held scoreless for the first time this season and had a nine-game goal-scoring streak snapped.
Barrage goalkeeper Brian Dougherty (Episcopal Academy) made 13 saves for Philadelphia. Matt Baran made 18 saves for New Jersey, who were outshot by a 57-41 margin.
The win propelled Philadelphia into first place in the Eastern Conference.