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Titans rout Wings, 20-13, with early surge

Sunday, 23rd March 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 3/23/08

Casey Powell and Ryan Boyle scored four goals each and host New York used a 6-1 spurt in the second period to defeat the Philadelphia Wings, 20-13, Saturday in National Lacrosse League action before 5,239 at the Sovereign Center in Trenton.

“We took a few costly penalties tonight, but overall we just didn’t play strong lacrosse,” said Wings coach Dave Huntley. “We knew that New York was a dangerous team and we just didn’t match their effort.”

The Knights led 9-6 going into the second half and 11 minutes of Wings penalties in the third quarter resulted in three Titans’ power play goals. Despite scoring two goals shorthanded, Philadelphia was down 15-9 after three period.

Athan Iannucci led the Wings with five points (four goals, one assist), followed by Geoff Snider (1 goal, five assists), Jake Bergey (two goals, one assist) and Jason Crosbie (two goals). A.J. Shannon, Merrick Thomson, John Christmas (Lower Merion) and Rob Van Beek also scored once. Kyle Sweeney (Springfield-Delco) and goalie Rob Blasdell (23 saves) each added two assists.

The first-place Wings (7-2) are now one-half game ahead of Minnesota in the eastern Division. New York is 6-5.


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