Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/6/08
Bobby McBride scored just seven seconds in overtime to give host Chicago a 15-14 victory over Philadelphia Saturday in the National Lacrosse League.
The loss was the third straight for the Wings (7-4), who fell out of first place in the Eastern Division, one-half game behind Minnesota (8-4).
The Wings had taken a 14-13 lead late in the game on goals by Athan Iannucci and John Christmas (Lower Merion). But Chicago pulled its goaltender and Kevin Ross scored late in regulation off an assist from Bill McGlone (Ridley) to tie the game.
“Chicago played strong in the first quarter and had great goaltending,” said Wings coach Dave Huntley. “Our last three quarters were very strong, but it wasn’t enough to make up for the six goals we were down after the first.”
Chicago got off to a strong start in the first quarter, outscoring the Wings, 9-3. Wings’ rookie David Mitchell finally got his team back on the board at the beginning of the second which started a three goal run for Philadelphia. The Shamrox were held to one goal in the second quarter and the Wings were able to pull within four goals by the half, 10-6.
Leading the Wings in scoring were Iannucci (four goals, two assists), Christmas (one goal, four assists), Merrick Thomson (three goals, one assist), A.J. Shannon (two goals) and Drew Westervelt (one goal, one assist). Goaltender Brandon Miller had 51 saves.
Leading the Shamrox in scoring was Cody Jacobs (two goals, three assists) while former Wings goalie Matt Roik posted 48 saves.
Notes: Wings forward Iannucci scored his 50th goal of the season on his fourth goal of the night at 6:58 in the fourth quarter. Iannucci is 11 goals away from tying the NLL’s single season scoring record (61) set by Gary Gait of the Colorado Mammoth in 2003.
The Wings face the Toronto Rock tonight at 8:00.