Swarm Swim Thru Riptide.
The East Divison has become a dog-fight after this weekend.
The Georgia Swarm (4-5) have suddenly put themselves right back in the playoff picture with a 13-11 defeat of the 1-7 New York Riptide on Saturday evening.
Two of the bigger offensive teams in the league met up with each trying to find its MOJO.
It speaks volumes when a player posts nine points and isn’t in the Three Stars of the Game.
With some of most dynamic goal scorers in lacrosse, most observers were taken aback when the opening quarter only revealed a single score.
What Went On?
Brendan Bomberry (3g) who has started to find his niche with the Swarm, buried a pretty pass around from Ethan Walker and Adam.Wiedemann (2a) on a man dis-advantage at, 5:58 that prodird the only goal in the first.
To The Second
Things would heat up and Georgia found a comfort level.
In a game chock full of quickstrikes, Lyle Thomspn (4g, 3a) started the goal potpourri with just :19 played.
The Riptide hit the beach with Connor Kearnan (2g, 4 points) putting one behind Swarm.goaloe, Mike Poulin.
Dan MacRae (1g) leveled the score with help from Darryl Robertson.(1a).
Things were just getting started and TJ Comizio (1g, 2a) and a second from.Thompson got it a 4-2
KIeran McArdle picked up his first of four helpers with Jeff Teat (3g, 6a) starting Teat’s big night.
Jordan Hall (1g) had an answer and Bomberry would notch his second to close the wild half with Georgia swarming with a 6-3 lead.
Buckle Up, the Fun is Just Beginning
Georgia took command but, New York kept the resistance.
The late second quarter surge by Georgia picked up with Shayne Jackson (3g, 3a, 12 shots on goal) at :19 followed by Bomberry at 1:23, to put the Swarm in front by an 8-3 score.
Jake Fox (2g) at 2:35 with a Callum Crawford (2g, 3a) Power Play tally put New York right back in at 8-5.
Thompson hit net once again but, Crawford, Teat and Larson Sundown (1g, 1a) got it to a nail-biting,9-8 game.
Ethan Walker (1g, 3a) ended the third withGeorgia holding a 10-8 advantage.
Here We Go
Jackson, Thompson and another from Thompson in a six minute span, seemed to blow it open.
The Rip Tide never got the missive with Fox, Kearnan and Teat trying to equal the score but, too little, too.late,
Shots went 52-48 with Mike Poulin turning away 42 for the Swarm. Steven Orleman continues to impress with his 36 stops for the Riptide.
• Georgia had a shrt handed goal but,werescoreless on their one man up.
• New York was 1 for 3.
• Loose balls favored New York, 71-52
• Face-offs went 27- 15 for Georgia with Connor Kirst turning in 12 of 17.
Swarm.l Swim Thru Riptide
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.