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Wings hold on to defeat Colorado, 12-11, claim third straight NLL victory

Saturday, 29th January 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/29/11

Athan Iannucci had three goals and three assists and Brandon Miller made 44 saves in goal as the host Philadelphia Wings held on to defeat the Colorado Mammoth tonight, 12-11, for their third straight National Lacrosse League victory before 8,616 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Wings (3-2) led, 12-8, when Kyle Sweeney (Springfield-Delco) and Drew Westervelt (three goals) scored to open the fourth period. But Colorado notched three unanswered goals and put the heat on Miller, who again was brilliant.

Philadelphia led, 10-4, at halftime, but was outscored, 4-0, in the third quarter.

Matt Alrich added two goals for the Wings while Brendan Mundorf added a goal and two assists. Max Seibald added a goal and an assist and Ryan McClelland had a goal. Ryan Boyl contributed three assists while Paul Dawson and Alex Turner each had two assists. Steve Holmes (Germantown Academy), Shawn Nadelen and Joe Smith led the defense with five loose balls apiece.

John Grant led Colorado with two goals and six assists while Alex Gajic had three goals and an assist. The mammoth outshot the Wings, 55-38, and won 16 of 27 face-offs.

Philadelphia Wings 12, Colorado Mammoth 11
Jan 29, 2011 – Wells Fargo Center

Colorado 1 3 4 3 – 11
Philadelphia 3 7 0 2 – 12

1st Quarter-1, Philadelphia, M. Seibald 5 (A. Iannucci, P. Dawson), 5:34. 2, Colorado, B. Langtry 5 (J. Shewchuk, C. Smith), 8:48 (pp). 3, Philadelphia, A. Iannucci 9 (R. Boyle), 12:59. 4, Philadelphia, M. Alrich 1 (S. Nadelen), 14:02. Penalties-M. Allen Col (cross checking), 2:48; P. Dawson Phi (delay of game), 7:41.

2nd Quarter-5, Colorado, C. Smith 5 (J. Grant, A. Gajic), 1:08. 6, Colorado, J. Grant 8 (N. Gajic, B. Langtry), 1:33. 7, Philadelphia, R. McClelland 3 (A. Turner, B. Mundorf), 3:25. 8, Philadelphia, A. Iannucci 10 (M. Seibald), 3:54. 9, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 6 (A. Iannucci, B. Mundorf), 4:56. 10, Colorado, J. Shewchuk 4 (J. Grant, B. Langtry), 6:02 (pp). 11, Philadelphia, M. Alrich 2 8:43. 12, Philadelphia, B. Mundorf 2 (R. Boyle, A. Iannucci), 10:34 (sh). 13, Philadelphia, A. Iannucci 11 (R. Boyle, D. Hardy), 12:28. 14, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 7 (A. Turner, B. McGlone), 12:46. Penalties-A. Iannucci Phi (interference on goalie), 5:34; J. Smith Phi (holding), 9:43; B. Davies Col (bench minor), 14:57.

3rd Quarter-15, Colorado, A. Gajic 2 (J. Grant, J. Gallant), 4:00. 16, Colorado, B. Langtry 6 (J. Grant), 7:44. 17, Colorado, A. Gajic 3 (B. Langtry, J. Grant), 9:54. 18, Colorado, A. Gajic 4 (J. Grant, M. McLellan), 11:32 (pp). Penalties-T. Wray Phi (holding), 1:31; N. Carlson Col (slashing), 6:48; B. Mundorf Phi (interference on goalie), 7:33; B. Mundorf Phi (cross checking), 11:12; I. Gajic Col (holding), 13:24.

4th Quarter-19, Philadelphia, K. Sweeney 2 (S. Holmes), 1:55. 20, Philadelphia, D. Westervelt 8 (P. Dawson), 7:36. 21, Colorado, J. Grant 9 (S. Toll), 9:33. 22, Colorado, S. Toll 1 10:55. 23, Colorado, C. Smith 6 (J. Shewchuk, B. Langtry), 12:33 (pp). Penalties-J. Grant Col (roughing), 11:20; S. Holmes Phi (holding), 11:47; J. Smith Phi (bench minor), 12:22.

Shots on Goal-Colorado 15-17-10-13-55. Philadelphia 11-11-8-8-38.
Power Play Opportunities-Colorado 4 of 8; Philadelphia 0 of 5.
Faceoffs-Colorado 16 of 27; Philadelphia 11 of 27.
Goalies-Colorado, Levis 1-3-0 (33 shots-25 saves); Blasdell 0-0-0 (5 shots-1 saves). Philadelphia, Miller 3-2-0 (55 shots-44 saves).
A-8,616
Referees-Matt Robinson (72), Jason Wiswell (28).


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