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Wings lose another tight game, bow to Georgia Swarm, 13-11, to fall to 0-4

Saturday, 12th January 2019

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/13/19
Staff Report

Even with a new and familiar face, The Philadelphia Wings were unable to earn their first win Saturday night before a large crowd of 12,688 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Kevin Crowley (Fusion Lacrosse Co-Founder, Shipley assistant coach) scored twice and added two assists in his Wings debut, but the Georgia Swarm held off a late Philadelphia rally and claimed a 13-11 victory.

The Wings are 0-4.

Georgia (4-0) used an 6-0 run to seize an 8-2 lead in the second period, but the Wings rallied. Crowley scored his first goal and Josh Currier (3 goals, 1 assists) and then Crowley again converted to make it 8-5. Georgia scored the next two goals, but Matt Rambo (La Salle, Duke’s LC, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy assistant coach) responded with a goal, followed by Kiel Matisz (1 goal, 4 assists) and Currier.

The Wings drew within one on two occasions, 11-10 and 12-11, on tallies by Steph Charbonneau and Blaze Riorden (3 goals, 3 assists), but the Wings failed to score in the final 8:01 and Randy Staats (3 goals, 4 assists) sealed it with :48 to play.

Crowley, who was acquired earlier this week for two future first-round draft picks from the New England Black Wolves, signed a 3-year contract shortly before the game. Crowley had been a standout on the original Wings team until it moved to Connecticut 5 years ago. He had been holding out for the first month of the season.

Scoring 1 2 3 4 T
Georgia 5 4 1 3 13
Philadelphia 2 3 3 3 11

Team Stats SOG SOFF LB FO
Georgia 53 17 66 8-28
Philadelphia 60 19 74 20-28

Power Plays PP PIM
Georgia 4-6 20
Philadelphia 1-5 18

Scoring Summary
V – H # Q Team Time Scored By Assists
0 – 1 1 1 PHI 1:24 J.Currier C.Cloutier F.Brown
0 – 2 2 1 PHI 2:06 B.Riorden K.Crowley K.Matisz
1 – 2 3 1 GA 2:27 R.Staats S.Jackson J.Tinney
2 – 2 4 1 GA 6:08 M.Dunn J.MacIntosh
3 – 2 5 1 GA 8:02 S.Jackson Z.Williams M.Thompson
4 – 2 6 1 GA 8:35 L.Thompson R.Staats
5 – 2 7 1 GA 14:40 L.Thompson R.Staats J.Tinney
6 – 2 8 2 GA 1:10 Z.Williams H.Cattoni C.Sellars
7 – 2 9 2 GA 2:53 Z.Williams L.Thompson
8 – 2 10 2 GA 3:14 H.Cattoni L.Thompson R.Staats x
8 – 3 11 2 PHI 3:23 K.Crowley J.Hall K.Matisz
8 – 4 12 2 PHI 9:33 J.Currier C.Cloutier
8 – 5 13 2 PHI 9:59 K.Crowley B.Riorden J.Hall
9 – 5 14 2 GA 11:54 M.Thompson H.Cattoni S.Jackson x
10 – 5 15 3 GA 0:47 R.Staats H.Cattoni x
10 – 6 16 3 PHI 3:39 M.Rambo B.Riorden K.Crowley
10 – 7 17 3 PHI 6:19 K.Matisz B.Riorden J.Currier
10 – 8 18 3 PHI 6:49 J.Currier T.Baptiste
11 – 8 19 4 GA 0:24 L.Thompson S.Jackson H.Cattoni x
11 – 9 20 4 PHI 2:11 B.Riorden K.Matisz J.Hall x
11 – 10 21 4 PHI 5:55 S.Charbonneau K.Matisz
12 – 10 22 4 GA 6:45 H.Cattoni (ea) R.Staats Z.Williams
12 – 11 23 4 PHI 6:59 B.Riorden J.Hall S.Charbonneau
13 – 11 24 4 GA 14:12 R.Staats L.Thompson Z.Williams

# Name G A PIM S SOFF LB T CT FO
1 M.Rambo 1 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 –
3 D.Evans 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 –
9 T.Baptiste 0 1 0 2 0 10 0 1 20-28
10 B.Riorden 3 3 0 9 0 4 1 0 –
12 L.Patten 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 –
18 S.Charbonneau 1 1 0 1 0 7 0 1 –
19 Z.Reid 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 –
21 K.Crowley 2 2 2 17 5 3 2 2 –
27 J.Currier 3 1 0 6 1 3 0 1 –
28 V.Harris 0 0 4 5 6 7 3 2 –
33 A.Joaquim 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 –
34 A.Osika 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 –
44 J.Hall 0 4 2 4 0 5 5 1 –
45 C.Cloutier 0 2 0 5 5 5 1 0 –
46 K.Matisz 1 4 0 8 2 9 2 0 –
57 D.Buchan 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 –
65 D.DiRuscio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 –
81 J.Miller 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 –
83 F.Brown 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 –
Totals: 11 19 18 60 19 74 17 12 20-28

Goalies MIN SOG SV GA
65 D.DiRuscio 16:10 17 11 6
57 D.Buchan (loss) 43:15 36 29 7
Totals: 59:25 53 40 13

NLL Standings

EASTERN DIVISION
TEAM W L GB WPCT GF GA HOME AWAY
Georgia 4 0 0 1.000 51 42 2-0 2-0
Buffalo 3 1 1 .750 58 46 2-1 1-0
Toronto 2 1 1.5 .667 39 34 1-1 1-0
New England 1 1 2 .500 24 27 1-0 0-1
Rochester 1 1 2 .500 17 22 1-0 0-1
Philadelphia 0 4 4 .000 45 54 0-2 0-2
WESTERN DIVISION
TEAM W L GB WPCT GF GA HOME AWAY
Calgary 3 1 0 .750 47 35 1-1 2-0
Saskatchewan 1 1 1 .500 27 24 1-0 0-1
San Diego 1 2 1.5 .333 34 37 0-0 1-2
Vancouver 1 3 2 .250 40 53 0-1 1-2
Colorado 0 2 2 .000 20 28 0-2 0-0


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