In National Lacrosse League action on Saturday evening, the Georgia Swarm (5-3) continued to find their mojo and defeated the expansion, New York Riptide (1-7) by a score of 14-9.
The Swarm realized no fewer than 13 players getting on the score sheet.
A tight first stanza only revealed three tallies that were kicked off by the first of his three from Tyler Digby at the 3:28 mark.
Georgia responded in the person of Zed Williams (2g) who ended the opening back and forth with a pair giving Georgia the 2-1 advantage.
With just :44 elapsed, Jordan Hall 1g,3a) padded the lead with an unassisted tally.
Digby answered to make it a two-goal contest but, that was as close as the Riptide would get.
Miles Thompson (1g, 2a), Jason Noble (1g) on the man down, Lyle Thompson (3g,1a), Alex Crepinsek (1g) and Jordan MacIntosh (1g,2a) blew the game open for the Swarming Swarm who seized a 9-2 lead.
Connor Kelly sent a pretty feed that Tyson Gibson (1g, 1a) converted time to get it to a 9-3 affair.
Adam Weidemann (1g) and Randy Staats (3g.1a) on the advantage, closed the half with Georgia in charge, 11-3.
Lyle Thompson countered but New York surged with tallies from
Connor Kelly (2g,3a) on the man down, and a pair from Dan Lomas to get it to 12-7.
Hall and Brendan Bomberry (3a) set your Staats to get it to a six-goal differential.
Kelly for New York and Lyle Thompson exchanged markers before Kieran McArdle (1g) closed the scoring.
Dis and Dat: New York controlled face-offs, going 15 of 26. Georgia had the edge in shots, 45-42 while loose balls were also in Georgia’s favor, 79-76.
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.