Coming off a disappointing defeat at the hands of the Calgary Roughnecks, the Georgia Swarm (6-4) went into the Rogers Arena to face the challenge of the Vancouver Warriors (4-8) in a game that seemed to be over after only six minutes.
Georgia Swarmed out to a five-goal run off markers from Zed Williams (1g,3a) who picked up all four of his points in the opening stanza.
Lyle Thompson (3g,3a), a man-up goal from Randy Staats (2g,7a), Williams setting up Shayne Jackson (3g,2a) and at 8:37, Jordan Hall (2g,3a).
Vancouver stemmed the tide courtesy of Jordan McBride (4g,1a) to cut it to 5-1.
Georgia went right back at it when Lyle Thompson cashed in off a set up from Williams and Staats to close the first with Vancouver facing a major uphill battle trailing, 6-1.
1:41 into the second, Staats converted, once again, on the advantage to push it to 7-1.
McBride had a power-play goal of his own to get it back to a five-goal deficit.
Miles Thompson (2g,2) at 8:50 followed eleven seconds later by his brother, Lyle got it to 9-2 before Riley Loewen (3g,1a) ended the half with Georgia in command, 9-3.
It took all of :25 for Jordan Hall to make it a seven-goal spread.
McBride matched but Zach Miller (1g,1a) and Jackson had a response and the teams went to the final stanza with Georgia in complete control, 12-4.
Jackson hit another man-up tally at 1:43 but Vancouver shrugged it off and staged a rally with lamplighters from, Loewen at 4:21, Loewen again at 5:32 before McBride made it 13-7.
Miles Thompson notched the sixth man-advantage goal to bring the final to 14-7.
Dis and Dat:
Georgia dominated in al statistical categories, Loose balls were 102-81, Shots 62-44… Georgia actually unleashed 90 shots as they had 28 go off the mark.
Faceoffs went 15 of 24 for the visitors.
The man advantage was the difference with Georgia netting 6 of 7 while the Warriors were 1 for 1.
Mike Poulin played 50:20 allowing 5 goals on 38 shots.
Kevin Orleman finished up for the Swarm making 4 saves on the 6 shots he encountered.
Eric Penney stopped 47 in the Vancouver net while Nolan Clayton made a :36 cameo and stopped the only shot he faced.
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.