Swarm Sting Knighthawks

Ross McLoughlin
Edge of Philly- Part of the Edge of Philly Sports Network


The Georgia Swarm came out and stung the Rochester Knighthawks on Friday by a score of 12-8.

It wasn’t fancy, it wasn’t brutal, it was a methodical taking to town of a Knighthawk team that last played 4 weeks ago.

It really was not a very exciting game at all, no players scored hat tricks, No real fights other than Paul Dawson diving on a Swarm player that dove/got pushed into the K’hawks goalie Rylan Hartley who did have 45 saves, And no records were set.

15 different players did score in the game with 10 for the Swarm and 5 for the Knighthawks.

To The Action

The scoring opened up with the Swarm’s Ethan Walker putting a rock in the goal in the first 22 seconds of the game after 2 quick passes from Jordan MacIntosh, and Lyle Thompson.

9 seconds later, The Swarm’s Ryan MacSpadyen won a faceoff and put it in the net also. Brendan Bomberry put one in the net 2 minutes later bringing the Score to 3 nothing Swarm.

Georgia never looked back. The Knighthawks put up their single goal in the first when Shawn Evans fed a bullet into the stick of Charlie Bertrand who put it past Swarm Goalie Mike Poulin.

The Swarm answered with 2 more goals in the first by Bryan Cole, followed by Jordan MacIntosh.

To The Second

Honestly they could of called the game right there as the next three periods were nearly goal for goal, with Lyle Thompson putting up his lone goal in the second and Curtis Knight put up the Khawks only goal in the second also.

Quarter Three

The third was much of the same with Ethan Walker, Brad Voight and Travis Longboat scoring for the Swarm and Matt Gilray, Ryland Rees and Ryan Smith, just going back and forth with neither team putting a string of scoring together.

We Wind it Down

The Fourth Quarter opened up much of the same with Brendan Bomberry for the Swarm taking the first goal of the quarter and bringing the lead for the Georgia Swarm to 10-5

Rochester mounted a comeback and actually put 3 scores in a row in, with Ryan Smith, Matt Gilray and Curtis Knight all putting the Rubber in the net. Bringing the Knighthawks to within 2 goals of the Swarm, the closest the score had been all game.

But, the Swarm sealed the deal, played eat the clock and Tj Comizio, and Kason Tarbell put the finishing touches on the Swarm win. 12 to 8.

The Knighthawks started off rusty, and then got it down, let’s hope Saturday nights game vs the Wings goes a bit more smoothly for this club.

Georgia gets back

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

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.

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