Black Fish Take Down Grizzlies, 12-6

In Arena League West action, The Black Fish won their 3rd in a row. With the Grizzlies dropping their third in a row.

“I Iiked our composure at the end of the third quarter. We were under a little bit of pressure, so we brought the guys in and had them refocus on putting in a really good effort in the fourth quarter,”

“We talked about keeping the score under 10 and Geddie had a phenomenal game. Our defence played really well, kept them to the outside for the most part and he was able to see the ball really well. Defence is always a team effort, but when you have a back-stopper like Geddie, it is incredible to have that kind of comfort where you can take some risks on the back-end and take off.” Black Fish Head Coach, Dave Pym.

To The Action

The Fish did all the scoring in the opening quarter with Laszlo Henning (3g,1a) on the man up, Nick Jensen (2g, 1a), Greg Lunde (2g, 1a) also on the advantage and a third man up from Chase McIntyre (1g 5a).

To The Second.

How dominating were the Fish? The Grizzlies could only muster 6 shots on goal in the first. Ryan Jensen (1g) pushed it 5-0 on yet another power play.

After nearly 20:00, Mitch McDole (3g) got the Grizzlies on the board.

The Fish had an answer with Connor Abrams (1g) and, stop me if you heard this, a man up tally from Henning switched the score to 7-1.

The Grizzlies caught their wind and climbed back in the game courtesy of Harrison Smith (1g) and McDole. The first half was over with the teams in a 7-3 affair.

Things Changing

With new confidence, the Grizzlies began to chip away with McDole bagging his third followed by James Baker.

Nick Jensen countered to get to an 8-5 contest.

Sekawnee Baker (1g) closed the curtain on the third with an 8-6 score.

Could Be a Wild Ending

Henning, Tre Mason (1g), and power play tallies from Lunde and Nathan M’Lot (1g) made it a 12-6 final.

Notes

Black Fish goalie Justin Geddie returned from his NLL call-up from the San Diego Seals and made 31 saves.

Shots on Goal were 61-37 for the Fish with Brandon Humphrey stopping 49 of the 61.

Austin Robinson went 10 of 11 from the *X* for the Grizzlies

The Fish we’re an astounding 7 for 11 with a shortie on the power play with the Grizzlies posting a 3 for 5.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.

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