Two teams that have had a bit of consistency issues, squared off in NLL action.
The Vancouver Warriors (2-3) took on the Colorado Mammoth (4-1) in Western Division action
This was dominated by the Mammoth, 9-4 in a game they controlled from the opening face-off.
Colorado struggled to open the season but continued to battle and find themselves in a race for the West.
Colorado accounted for all three first quarter goals.
Chris Wardle and Ryan Lee did the honors for a Zed Williams (1g 1a) goal at the 5:24 mark
Player of the Game, Ryan Lee (4g, 3a) notched a man up marker at 7:03 with help from Connor Robinson and Eli McLaughlin.
Lee, holding the hot hand, lit the lamp again with Wardle and Robinson.aiding the cause at 12:41 which would cap the first stanza scoring.
The Next 15:00
It took 3:23 for Kyle Killen (1g) to cut it a 3-1 game.
The Mammoth took a breath and went right back to work with Wardle (2g, 3a), Eli McLaughlin (1g, 3a) and a man down goal score from the Phenom, Connor Robinson (2g, 5a) to close the curtain on the half with a 6-1 Mammoth edge
Ryan Martel (1g) gave the Warriors life when he planted a set-up from Keegan Bal and Brett Mydske.
The life would be short lived however.
Lee and Robinson had an answer and, after three quarters it was an 8-2 contest.
Wind it out Time
Vancouver wasn’t going quietly into the night.
Rookie, Reid Bowering (1g) connected on a short handed score followed by Riley Loewen (1g) making things interesting and an 8-4 disadvantage.
But Lee would put the exclamation point on the Mammoth win.
Vancouver went 0 for 5 on the advantage but, secured a short handed tally.
Colorado was slightly better with their 1 of 4 with a matching man down lamp lighter.
Shots were 55-45 the Colorado way with Dillon Ward playing his usual steady game with 41 saves for the Mammoth.
Alex Buque was equal to 46 tries in the Warriors nets.
Loose balls were 68-56 the way of Colorado with Robert Hope scooping 11 for the Mammoth.
Reid Bowering had 7 for Vancouver.
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.