The Salt City Eels Move to 6-0

The Salt City Eels move to 6-0 in the Empire North bracket of the IBLA. The Albany Hyenas (2-4) faced the Salt City Eels at Burnet Turf Arena. Kori and Leroy Halftown were a wrecking crew with a combined nine goals and five assists in leading the Eels to a resounding 18-6 victory.

To the Action

Albany got the game’s first goal at the :46 mark thanks to Hunter Purner (2g). Salt City fired back with Leroy Halftown setting up his brother, Kori (4g,2a). This was followed fifty seconds later by Brendan Bomberry (2g,2a) hitting the back of the net. Justin McKinney (2g) tied the score with a short-handed goal at the 5:56 mark and the score fest was on. At least for Salt City that is.

Leroy Halftown (5g, 3a), Timothy Zmidal (3g,1a), Kori Halftown, Matthew Bennett (1g), and another from Leroy Halftown closed the first with the Eels slipping away, 7-2. Leroy Halftown sent a pretty pass that Bomberry buried making it a six-goal run. McKinney picked up his second that cut it to 8-3. A four-run presented itself for the Eels with James Schutt (1g,1a), a pair from Kori Halftown, and Bomberry picking up his second consecutive assist on a Leroy Halftown marker. Eleven seconds after the Halftown goal, Albany recorded a man-advantage tally when Marquis Terrell (1g) potted one past netminder, Troi Benedict (23 saves for Salt City).

Here we go again with Zmidal, Kori Halftown setting up Jordan Jarvis (1g,1a), Jarvis setting up Kori Halftown, and Bobby Defreze (1g) extending the deficit fo 16-4 and “run the clock” time for the final stanza. At 7:17, McKinney got his second unassisted goal only to be matched by Leroy Halftown. Nick Testa (1g) got Albany to a 17-6 deficit with Kori Halftown capping off his big game. Shots were 54-29 for the slippery Eels with Christian Hunt facing all 54  and stopping 36. Salt City received points from 13 different players. Georgia Swarm must be impressed with recent signee, Leroy Halftown. The Salt City Eels move to 6-0.

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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