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Westervelt, Snider help Wings snap five-game losing streak

Sunday, 28th February 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/28/10

Drew Westervelt tallied four goals and an assist and Geoff Snider had a brilliant all-around game to help the Philadelphia Wings snap a five-game losing streak and defeat the Buffalo Bandits, 15-11, Saturday in a National Lacrosse League game at the HSBC Arena.

The Wings (2-6) took command in the third period when they outscored the Bandits, 5-2, and seized a 12-8 lead. Buffalo fell to 2-6.

Snider was named the game MVP.  He put up an impressive five points (1G, 4A), 16 loose balls, and won 26 of 29 face-offs.

Mat Giles had three goals and three assists for the Wings, while David Mitchell also scored three goals and added two assists while Kyle Wailes had a goal and six assists.

Philadelphia 15, Buffalo 11

Philadelphia 4 3 5 3 – 15

Buffalo 2 4 2 3 – 11

1st Quarter-1, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 11 (K. Huntley, K. Wailes), 1:25 (pp). 2, Buffalo, J. Tavares 3 (M. Accursi, M. Steenhuis), 2:53. 3, Philadelphia, J. Sims 1   5:05. 4, Philadelphia, K. Wailes 13 (D. Westervelt, M. Giles), 10:30 (pp). 5, Philadelphia, D. Mitchell 1 (K. Wailes, J. Levine), 11:10. 6, Buffalo, K. Dostie 5 (R. Vyse, J. Tavares), 13:35 (pp). Penalties-C. Hill Buf (checking from behind), 0:57; S. Priolo Buf (holding), 0:57; J. Sims Phi (holding), 2:26; B. McGlone Phi (holding), 5:38; served by S. Priolo Buf (illegal substitution), 10:15; served by M. Seibald Phi (illegal substitution), 12:48.

2nd Quarter-7, Philadelphia, M. Giles 10 (B. McGlone, G. Snider), 0:12. 8, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 12 (G. Snider), 0:19. 9, Buffalo, J. Tavares 4 (K. Dostie, T. Montour), 5:21. 10, Philadelphia, M. Giles 11 (D. Mitchell, J. Sims), 5:36. 11, Buffalo, J. Tavares 5 (K. Schmelzle), 5:45. 12, Buffalo, K. Dostie 6 (R. Vyse), 6:52 (pp). 13, Buffalo, B. Smith 4 (D. Gibson), 10:20. Penalties-T. Hajek Phi (holding), 6:03; D. Westervelt Phi (checking from behind), 9:51; M. Steenhuis Buf (checking from behind), 9:51.

3rd Quarter-14, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 13 (M. Giles, K. Wailes), 1:13 (pp). 15, Buffalo, T. Montour 4 (A. Goodleaf), 1:38 (sh). 16, Philadelphia, D. Mitchell 2 (G. Snider), 1:45 (pp). 17, Philadelphia, G. Snider 7 (M. Giles, M. Ward), 3:08. 18, Philadelphia, M. Ward 1 (B. Miller), 10:57. 19, Buffalo, R. Vyse 4 (M. Accursi, M. Steenhuis), 12:30. 20, Philadelphia, B. McGlone 7 (K. Wailes), 14:56. Penalties-I. Llord Buf (high sticking), 0:35.

4th Quarter-21, Buffalo, J. Tavares 6 (K. Dostie, R. Vyse), 0:52 (ea). 22, Buffalo, K. Dostie 7 (M. Accursi, T. Montour), 3:01. 23, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 14 (G. Snider, D. Mitchell), 10:02. 24, Philadelphia, D. Mitchell 3 (K. Wailes, J. Christmas), 11:23. 25, Buffalo, M. Accursi 10 (R. Vyse, C. Hill), 13:08. 26, Philadelphia, M. Giles 12 (K. Huntley, K. Wailes), 14:13 (pp). Penalties-I. Llord Buf (illegal body check), 13:45; S. Priolo Buf (roughing), 13:45.

Shots on Goal-Philadelphia 14-14-16-14-58. Buffalo 8-19-9-15-51.

Power Play Opportunities-Philadelphia 5 of 7; Buffalo 2 of 4.

Faceoffs-Philadelphia 26 of 30; Buffalo 4 of 30.

Goalies-Philadelphia, Miller 2-6-0 (51 shots-40 saves). Buffalo, Goodleaf 1-2-0 (58 shots-43 saves).

A-15,336

Referees-Mark Gardonio (27), Vito Cafagna (4).


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