After hearing the news that leading scorer Mitch Jones may be lost for season due to a foot injury the Warriors became war like and took down Panther City in front of 7,483 fevered fans in the Rogers Center.
And Away We Go
This was a Battle for a good part of the game with the hungry for a win Panther City (1-6) trying to get in the hunt in the NLL West.
Josh Medeiros (2g) buried a pretty unassisted marker the 2:00 mark to put PCLC I’m front, 1-0.
Realizing with the loss of the dynamic Jones, the Warriors knew they would need to step up.
Step up they would with Rookie Adam Charalambides (2g, 2a) knotting things up with help from Logan Schuss and Taylor Stuart (2 helpers).
Four minutes later, Liam Patten (1a) set up Phil Caputo (3g) to give PC a lead at 2-1.
Kyle Killen (4g) got his first of the affair but a quick answer arrived from Medeiros with help from Harrison Smith and things were, once again even, at 2.
The battle was on with Killen hitting net on the advantage followed by Riley Loewen (1g, 2a) potting a pretty set-up from Tyler Codron and Justin Salt to end the back and forth first with Vancouver holding a 4-3 edge
To the Second
The Warriors run was not quite over yet, with Charalambides connecting on his second to expand the lead to 5-3.
Caputo had an answer to draw PCLC to 5-4.
Forty seconds later, Caputo would light the lamp again to tie it 5-5.
Rookie of the Year Candidate, Reid Bowering would get in on the action, setting up Bal just twelve seconds after the Caputo marker.
The goal flurry continued with Travis Cornwall (1g) countering a mere nine seconds after.
The Warriors would then embark on a game changing 7-1 blitz.
Martel netted a pair 1:04 apart with Bowering setting up Logan Schuss (2g,) on a short handed tally.
Harrison Smith (1g, 2a) ended the mini rally to close the half with a 9-7 Vancouver lead.
This Is Getting Wild
A wild third quarter gave the fans all they could ask for
Keegan Bal did the honors for a Jordan McBride (1g) tally followed by Bal setting up Martel to spread the gap to 11-7.
Brandon Goodwin (1g) quicky followed by another Keegan Bal score seemed to blow it open at 13-7.
Will Malcolm would have something to say with a power play goal at 9:50.
Bowering (1g,2 a) followed 1:01 later with Taite Cartoon (1g) and :49 later with another Killen goal would close the third with a 16-9 Warriors advantage.
Lot of Lacrosse Left
Malcolm.would score on the power play only to be seen and raised by Schuss that got it to a 17-10 contest.
Malcolm put the lights on with a goal to end the Warriors losing streak.
Vancouver With Season High 17 Goals.
Dis and Dat
The best remedy when you lose your best player? Everyone needs to step up and Vancouver did just that..
16 players hit the score sheet.
Shots on Goal favored the Warriors, 45-51.
Advantages had Vancouver hitting 3 of 8 with PCLC with a less than stellar,1 of 6.
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.