San Diego Drops Fourth in a Row to Move out Of First Place

Compiled an Written By Ross McLoughlin
LaxPhilly– a Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.


Seals Drop 4th in a row, still manage to Clinch Playoff Berth. The Colorado Mammoth (10-6) became the second team in 24 hours to hand San Diego a one goal loss, 11-10.

San Diego Seals (9-6) are falling just short every game lately.

They have hit 4 hot teams in a row, and some things that were working are no longer enough.

That and each of the last games have followed the same model, Dive in to Frank Scigliano take up space inside his head rent free and he will let in more shots.

It’s been working, and until the Seals defense puts a stop to it when the person is in the crease it will continue to happen.

First Quarter

The game started off with neither team having a clear advantage with both Netminders, Frank Scigliano and Dillon Ward were playing great.

That continued for the first 6:30 seconds of this contest, then Casey Jackson (4 g) decided to step up and scored on a quick pass from Wes Berg (2g,2a).

Followed by up 2 minutes later on a power play goal from Wes Berg (2g,2a) with an assist from Zack Greer (2 a).  

Mammoth’s Tyson Gibson (2g3a) then scored on a side to middle pass from Ryan Lee (2g, 5a) catching Scigliano moving at the 12 minute mark. Colorado 1 San Diego 2 after one.

Second Quarter

The Mammoth then continued their best scoring run of the game, putting 3 more unanswered goals in the net, with Connor Robinson (3g3a) scoring 1 minute into the second, Jordan Gilles (2g) 30 seconds later and Dylan Kinnear (1g) at the 4 minute mark diving into Scigliano’s knee with looked as if it was goalie interference,before scoring and the officials did not call interference and Seals Coach Patrick Merrill did not throw a challenge flag.

San Diego then had a breakaway from Drew Belgrave (1g) at the 5 minute mark.

San Diego’s Austin Staats (2g3a) scored on a power play goal.

The rest of the quarter the Mammoth and Seals traded scores back and forth with scores by Tyson Gibson (2g,3a) 7 mins, Casey Jackson 12 minute mark, Gilles 12:17 mark, Wes Berg 13:15 mark, and Eli Mclaughlin (1g2a) with 25 seconds left to play in the half.

Finishing up the Quarter with Colorado leading, 7 to San Diego 6.

Third

San Diego’s Austin Staats, Scored on a bang bang pass from Cam Holding (2a).

Mammoth followed up with 2 more goals by Robinson at the 6 minute mark and Lee at the 8:20 mark.

Casey Jackson did a quick pick and roll to open up some separation and put the ball in the net on a quick pass from Staats, to finish up the quarter with Colorado 9 San Diego 8.

Fourth

Casey Jackson gets a quick rebound pickup scooping and shooting one handed and puts it in the net at the 2 minute mark.

Mammoth, Lee then takes a outside shot that bounces high top corner, 18 seconds later.

Connor Robinson scored at the 5 minute mark putting it past Scigliano. Mac O’Keefe (1g,2a) then scored on a Low to High shot 9 minutes down in the quarter.

The Mammoth then killed time for the last 4 minutes of the Quarter. Final score Colorado 11 San Diego 10.

Notes:

The Mammoth take control of the west by half a game and clinched a playoff berth with their 10th win.

San Diego, with some help from the Roughnecks, also end up clinching a playoff spot, but Seals still need to win at least one more time to get a home playoff game.

Frank Scigliano stopped 38 of 49 with Dillon Ward having 41 saves on 51shots.

Face offs went the San Diego way, 13 of 25.

For the Seals, Cam Holding chipped in 2 assists while scooping 20 loose balls.

San Diego Drops Fourth in Row

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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