Kevin M. Neibauer LaxPhilly part of the Edge of Philly Sports Network.
The Calgary Roughnecks (3-6) saw their playoffs hopes take a hit with a 9-4 defeat.
4,492 fans watched the San Diego Seals get the best of the Calgary Roughnecks at the Pechanga Arena.
Let’s Get it Started
In an unusually low scoring match, The San Diego Seals jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the opening quarter.
Zack Greer (1g, 1a) with helpers going to Jeremy Noble and Austin Staats got things rolling at the 8:51 mark.
Wes Berg (3g,2a) kicked off his big night with help from Tre LeClaire (2a) and Staats that ended the opening quarter with a 2-0 Seals advantage
To The Second
Another low scoring segment that would reveal just another two tallies.
Curtis Dickson (1g) cut the lead to 2-1 with a man up marker.
Five minutes later, Berg hit on an unassisted marker to close the half with a 3-1 Seals lead
To the Third
The taut defensive battle would continue with just a trio of goals
Christian Del Bianco (1a) hit Shane Simpson (1g) on a sweet outlet to cut it to 3-2 with 7:31 elapsed in the quarter.
Staats (2g, 3a) at 9:40 followed by Noble (1g,3a) potting a pretty set up from Dane Dobbie and Staats would end the third with the Seals barking with a 5-2 edge.
San Diego would blow it open with goals from Berg, Staats and Dobbie (1g, 3a) to get it to a 8-2 lead with just under seven minutes left.
Dan Taylor (1g) at 7:14 and Tanner Cook (1g) closed it to a four goal game at 8-4.
Defensive guru, Brodie Merrill (1g) put an end to to the 9-4 scoring.
By the Way
Christian Del Bianco turned aside 43 of the 52 Seals shots with Frank Scigliano stopping 50 of 54.
Tyler Burron was a stand out for Calgary with his 12 or 17 from the “X” and scooping 10 Ground Balls.
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.