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Hickey (OT goal), McIntosh (Drexel) lift @NLLwings past Georgia Swarm, 8-7

Sunday, 30th January 2022

Categories Box lacrosse, Boy's/Men's, Pro  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/30/22
From Press Release

Brett Hickey scored with 8:23 left in overtime to lift the Philadelphia Wings to an 8-7 National Lacrosse League win over the Georgia Swarm on Saturday night in Atlanta.

Hickey’s game-winner came after Ben McIntosh (Drexel) posted a second-half hat trick to help erase a four-goal halftime deficit. The overtime win was the Wings’ third of the season, two of which have come against Georgia, and lifted them to 5-3 on the NLL season.

The Swarm held a 6-2 lead at halftime after opening the contest with the game’s first four goals. But Philadelphia started chipping away with two third-quarter tallies from McIntosh and one from Matt Rambo (La Salle, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy assistant coach). Corey Small then tied the game 1:33 into the fourth quarter, and McIntosh completed the hat trick 85 seconds later to give the Wings their first lead of the game at 7-6.

That advantage held for a little over seven minutes until former Wing Jordan Hall re-tied it at the 10:05 mark.

Hickey’s winner came 6:34 into the extra session after several back-and-forth rushes and opportunities for both sides to win it. His over-the-top shot beat Georgia goaltender Mike Poulin between the pads and made Hickey the third different Wing to record an overtime game-winner this season.

Goaltending was outstanding at both ends, with Philly’s Zach Higgins earning second-star honors with 53 saves. Poulin absorbed the loss despite stopping 40 of 48 Wings bids.

McIntosh was awarded first star honors with an assist to go along with his hat trick, while Hickey finished with a pair of goals and an assist. Small had three assists along with his goal, and Kevin Crowley (Fusion Co-Founder) also scored for the Wings. Trevor Baptiste went 15-for-20 on faceoffs and picked up nine loose balls, while Alex Pace and Ryan Wagner grabbed seven apiece.

The Wings return home next Saturday, February 5 to host the Toronto Rock at 8:00 PM on Fan Appreciation Night. Tickets are available at WingsLAX.com.

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT TOTAL
Philadelphia Wings 1 1 3 2 1 -8
Georgia Swarm 4 2 0 1 0 -7

Team Stats
SOG FO PP PIM
Philadelphia Wings 48 15-20 2-2 8
Georgia Swarm 60 5-20 3-4 4

PLAYER STATS
Wings Player

G A PTS PIM SOG LB BLK TO CTO FO
1 M. Rambo 1 1 2 0 6 3 0 3 0 0-0
7 A. Crepinsek 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0-0
9 T. Baptiste 0 1 1 0 1 9 0 1 3 15-20
10 B. Riorden 0 1 1 0 4 6 0 3 0 0-0
11 B. Hickey 2 1 3 2 11 1 0 4 0 0-0
15 C. Small 1 3 4 0 7 2 0 1 1 0-0
18 S. Charbonneau 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0-0
21 K. Crowley 1 2 3 0 7 6 0 6 0 0-0
23 C. Vitarelli 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 0-0
26 I. Davis-Allen 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0-0
29 I. Llord 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0-0
33 A. Joaquim 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 0-0
41 A. Pace 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0-0
44 J. Ranagan 0 0 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0-0
46 K. Matisz 0 1 1 0 5 6 1 0 0 0-0
90 B. McIntosh 3 1 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0-0
94 R. Wagner 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0-0

GOALIE
DEC GA SAVES MIN

31 Z. Higgins W 7 53 66:36


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