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Orlando uses second-period surge to defeat Wings, 11-9, in NLL contest

Saturday, 13th March 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 3/13/10

Delaware graduate Jordan Hall and Ryan Boyle each scored twice and added three assists Friday night, leading the host Orlando Titans past the Philadelphia Wings, 11-9, in a National Lacrosse League match at Amway Arena.

The Wings (2-8) held a 3-2 edge after the first quarter, getting goals from rookie Max Seibald, David Mitchell, and Bill McGlone (Ridley).

The Titans exploded in the first two and half minutes of the second quarter, scoring four straight goals and prompting Wings coach Dave Huntley to replace starting goalie Brandon Miller with veteran Rob Blasdell.

The Wings drew within one goal twice in the fourth period, but Orlando (5-3) got a late insurance tally from Boyle to make the final score 11-9.

Philadelphia’s Drew Westervelt had a strong second half with three goals and added two assists while David Mitchell scored twice. Kyle Wailes had a goal and two assists while McGlone and Kevin Huntley each had a goal and an assist.

In all, Geoff Snider won 21 of 25 face-offs. Blasdell had 26 saves.

The Wings will return home to the Wachovia Center tonight at 7 p.m. when they host the Minnesota Swarm. The game will benefit the HEADstrong Foundation and the memory of Ridley graduate and former Hofstra lacrosse player Nick Colleluori, who died of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November of 2006.


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