Wings Lose Second Straight Game, Fall To 2-4

The Philadelphia Wings hosted the San Diego Seals Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center. These two teams appear to be trending in different directions. The game would come down to the wire; however, the Seals would take the win 12-11. It’s San Diego’s third straight win and Philadelphia’s second straight loss. The Wings’ schedule doesn’t get any easier, as they have a rejuvenated Halifax Thunderbirds coming in Friday night. Halifax is a strong physical team looking to get their revenge from when the Wings stole an overtime win at Scotiabank Centre a month ago. Paul Day (Philadelphia Wings head coach) said he likes playing consistently – we’ll see how the Wings respond in Week 10.

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The Ups and Downs Of The Wings

The Wings came out with a slow start, as Zach Higgins gave up 5 unanswered goals to the Seals. For me, goaltending for Philly was an issue for them throughout the night. However, I liked how the Wings offense had good ball movement and got creative in the offensive zone. Ben Mclntosh with transition goals, Joe Resetarits with nice mid-range game, beating one-on-one coverages. Both players recorded a hat trick. Resetarits continued his trailblazing career, becoming the first American-born player in NLL history to reach 400 assists. Mitch Jones didn’t have a goal, but did an amazing job facilitating the ball movement as he recorded 5 assists. Holden Cattoni chipped in with two goals and three assists, and Sam LeClair added a pair of goals.

The Playmakers are Putting It Together For The Seals

The San Diego Seals were matching firepower with the Wings. Out of the six times that Philly went to the penalty box, the Seals scored four power play goals. Former Philly faceoff man Trevor Baptiste went 21 of 29 at the dot for San Diego. The Seals’ offense was finding ways to spread the ball around and make goals happen. Austin Staats, Curtis Dickson, and Tre Leclaire all scored hat tricks, while Wesley Berg put up two goals and four assists. The Seals also won the battle for loose balls, 80-58. Couple that with 61 shots on goal for the game, and that’s a good recipe for continuing a winning streak.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.