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NLL opener: Wings start slow, fall to Rochester Knighthawks, 22-12, in game that ends in brawl

Saturday, 14th January 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/14/12

The Philadelphia Wings opened the 2012 National Lacrosse League (NLL) season Saturday with a 22-12 loss to the Rochester Knighthawks at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Wings fell behind, 6-1, after one period and mounted a comeback attempt in the second period by drawing within 7-6 on a goal by Dan Dawson 4:50 into the frame. But the Knigthhawks tallied the final three goals of the period and the first three goals of the second half to break the game open.

Leading the way for the Wings was rookie forward Kevin Crowley, who had a hat trick in his first NLL game and added five assists. Other Wings notables included Drew Westervelt with three goals and Dan Dawson, who dished out six assists and scored once in his Wings debut. Mike Hominuck added two goals and two assists and Max Seibald (10 loose balls) had two goals and an assist.

The Knighthawks were led by Jordan Hall with three goals and seven assists and Mike Accursi, who scored three goals and tallied six assists. Cory Vitarelli (5 goals, 1 assist), and Cody Jamieson (4 goals, 5 assists) also had big nights.

A fourth quarter brawl in which there were seven different scuffles in the final 25.9 seconds provided an exciting finish to an otherwise disappointing start to the season. Even back-up goal tender Kurtis Wager dropped his gloves when he went after Rochester goal tender Matt Vinc and exchanged blows.

The Wings will be back in action versus the Washington Stealth on Saturday, January 21 at Wells Fargo Center as they celebrate American Heroes night. The team will be wearing camouflage jerseys and conducting a post-game jersey auction with proceeds to benefit The Wounded Warrior project. Tickets can be purchased at www.WingsLAX.com.

Rochester Knighthawks 22, Philadelphia Wings 12

1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Scoring Detail Score
2:02 Rochester Knighthawks Jordan Hall Assists: Chris Schiller , Pat McCready ROC 1 – PHI 0
2:02 Rochester Knighthawks Jordan Hall Assists: Pat McCready , Chris Schiller ROC 2 – PHI 0
5:38 Rochester Knighthawks Cody Jamieson Assists: Jarrett Davis ROC 3 – PHI 0
7:30 Philadelphia Wings Max Seibald ROC 3 – PHI 1
11:13 Rochester Knighthawks Johnny Powless Assists: Brad Self ROC 4 – PHI 1
13:01 Rochester Knighthawks Travis Hill ROC 5 – PHI 1
14:51 Rochester Knighthawks Cory Vitarelli Assists: Cody Jamieson , Mike Accursi ROC 6 – PHI 1


2nd Quarter Summary

Time Team Scoring Detail Score
0:22 Philadelphia Wings Drew Westervelt Assists: Dan Dawson , Kevin Crowley ROC 6 – PHI 2
1:59 Rochester Knighthawks Johnny Powless Assists: Jarrett Davis , Jordan Hall ROC 7 – PHI 2
2:37 Philadelphia Wings Kevin Crowley Assists: Brendan Mundorf ROC 7 – PHI 3
3:03 Philadelphia Wings Mike Hominuck Assists: Dan Dawson , Max Seibald ROC 7 – PHI 4
4:21 Philadelphia Wings Kevin Crowley (PP) Assists: Mike Hominuck , Dan Dawson ROC 7 – PHI 5
4:50 Philadelphia Wings Dan Dawson (PP) Assists: Mike Hominuck , Kevin Crowley ROC 7 – PHI 6
8:29 Rochester Knighthawks Cody Jamieson (PP) Assists: Mike Accursi , Cory Vitarelli ROC 8 – PHI 6
9:24 Rochester Knighthawks Mike Accursi Assists: Cody Jamieson , Jordan Hall ROC 9 – PHI 6
13:14 Rochester Knighthawks Stephen Keogh (PP) Assists: Mike Accursi , Cody Jamieson ROC 10 – PHI 6


3rd Quarter Summary

Time Team Scoring Detail Score
3:37 Rochester Knighthawks Mike Accursi Assists: Cody Jamieson , Jordan Hall ROC 11 – PHI 6
5:40 Rochester Knighthawks Travis Hill Assists: Matt Vinc ROC 12 – PHI 6
6:06 Rochester Knighthawks Cory Vitarelli Assists: Jarrett Davis , Jordan Hall ROC 13 – PHI 6
7:20 Philadelphia Wings Drew Westervelt (PP) Assists: Dan Dawson ROC 13 – PHI 7
7:55 Philadelphia Wings Matt Danowski Assists: Kevin Crowley , Jeff Reynolds ROC 13 – PHI 8
13:39 Rochester Knighthawks Jordan Hall Assists: Stephen Keogh , Mike

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Scoring Detail Score
0:30 Rochester Knighthawks Cody Jamieson (PP) Assists: Stephen Keogh , Mike Accursi ROC 15 – PHI 8
0:45 Rochester Knighthawks Mike Accursi Assists: Jordan Hall , Brad Self ROC 16 – PHI 8
2:06 Rochester Knighthawks Johnny Powless Assists: Scott Campbell ROC 17 – PHI 8
2:43 Rochester Knighthawks Cory Vitarelli (PP) Assists: Stephen Keogh , Jordan Hall ROC 18 – PHI 8
3:36 Rochester Knighthawks Cory Vitarelli Assists: Mike Accursi , Johnny Powless ROC 19 – PHI 8
4:10 Rochester Knighthawks Jarrett Davis Assists: Stephen Keogh , Travis Hill ROC 20 – PHI 8
5:27 Philadelphia Wings Max Seibald Assists: Kevin Crowley , Drew Westervelt ROC 20 – PHI 9
6:44 Philadelphia Wings Kevin Crowley Assists: Mike Hominuck , Dan Dawson ROC 20 – PHI 10
11:06 Rochester Knighthawks Cory Vitarelli Assists: Cody Jamieson , Jordan Hall ROC 21 – PHI 10
11:53 Philadelphia Wings Mike Hominuck Assists: Dan Dawson , Brendan Mundorf ROC 21 – PHI 11
12:17 Philadelphia Wings Drew Westervelt Assists: Kevin Crowley , Ned Crotty ROC 21 – PHI 12
13:50 Rochester Knighthawks Cody Jamieson Assists: Travis Hill , Pat McCready ROC 22 – PHI 12


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