Portside vs. True North in B.I.L.L. action

Kevin M. Neibauer
LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network

True Sports Drops a 14-7 contest to the 6-0 Portside Club. The loss puts True Sports into a tie with Toyota at 3-3 records each.

FIRST QUARTER:

The white-hot Will Murphy picked up where he left off, picked up the game’s first score off a Collin Snyder (1a) set up and True Sports went up with just 2:25 played.  Shaun Crow (5g,2a) started his big night to knot it up 1-1.  It took just 1:11 for Jeremy Scranton to set up Murphy (4g,1a) and allow True Sports to once again take a one goal lead.  Crow and Brad Reppert (2g) converting Crow’s feed would end the first with Portside getting their legs and a 3-2 advantage.

ON TO THE SECOND:

It took 8:17 before Reppert bagged his second of the affair, Crow followed with an unassisted marker at 11:09, with Peter Green scoring (2g) off a Max Siskind set up. This would push it to a 6-2 lead with 7:00 remaining.  Murphy hit a streaking Dominic Gurnsey (1g) to end the run, and the half closed with a Portside 6-3 edge.

THIRD QUARTER

Crow started a four goal run with Max Siskind (3g,1a) recording a natural hat trick with scores at 4:20, 10:47 and 11:31.  James Lindsay (1g) stopped the run, and after three it was a 10-4 affair.

FINAL STANZA

After just ten seconds Jeremy Scranton (1g,1a) attempted to jump start a comeback.  Crow at 1:32, and then Crow turned playmaker set up Brody Bartell (1g) which thwarted any comeback.  Murphy pushed it to 12-7 with goals 1:11 apart, which was the last hurrah for True Sports.  Joe Bucci (1g, 1a), and Peter Green each added man up goals to end the game 14-7, giving Portside a perfect regular season.

DIS AND DAT:

  • How hot is Will Murphy? He has found the back of the net no fewer than 12 times in the last two outings.
  • For Portside, Brian Kusterer turned aside 27 of the 34 shots he faced, while getting an assist on the second Siskind goal.
  • Timothy Flanagan faced 39 shots and denied 25 for True Sports .
  • Face-offs were even at 11-11.
  • True Sports went 0 for 3 on the advantage while Portside went 2 for 7.

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