New York Riptide Flooded South Philly

The Philadelphia Wings were not able to prevent the New York Riptide from flooding the Wells Fargo Center with offense on Sunday afternoon. The Riptide came in with their backs against the wall at 0-3 in the standings, so you had to expect that this team was going to come out swinging. Their offense did a great job spreading the ball, creating scoring opportunities, and on defense they played lockdown man-to-man coverage. Even with Blaze Riorden and Holden Cattoni back in the lineup for Philadelphia, the Riptide held this Wings offense under double-digit points in a convincing 16-9 win. The Wings fall to 2-3 on the season.

Jeff Teat With a Broadway Treat

Jeff Teat gave the New York Riptide fans a treat on Sunday. He was the most productive player on the floor with 5 goals and 4 assists for 9 points. Teat was able to pick his spots and unload with quick, accurate shots. He was doing an amazing job of cooking the Wings defense. Connor Kearnan added 3 goals and four assists, while former Wings captain Kiel Matisz added two goals and two assists. Austin Madronic also added his first goal after coming over from Saskatchewan in an offseason trade. This was a great team win for the New York Riptide. However, they need to carry that momentum over to their game next week as they get ready for a Panther City squad that is just as desperate to keep pace with the league frontrunners.

A Diamond in the Rough?

This wasn’t the Philadelphia Wings’ best game by any stretch. They were outshot 60-40, and were dominated on faceoffs, 25-5. They lost the loose ball battle by a whopping 102-68 margin. Their penalty kill, which was ranked 5th in the NLL, allowed the Riptide to score on four out of five opportunities with a man advantage. However, there were a couple of positive notes to take away from this. The Wings caused nine Riptide turnovers. They may also have themselves a diamond in the rough in rookie Taggart Clark. Clark finished with his first career hat trick in just his third NLL game. Let’s see how Wings Head Coach Paul Day utilizes Clark next week against the Saskatchewan Rush.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.