Rapid Reaction: D.C. 18, Philadelphia 15 Shawn Nisson April 25, 2015 Game Coverage, MLU, MLU News, Rapid ReactionWASHINGTON, D.C. – The D.C. Current earned their second victory of the season and claimed sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference after downing the Philadelphia Spinners 18-15 on the rain-soaked field turf of Cardinal Stadium. Both teams entered the match coming off of season-opening victories over the Boston Whitecaps, but D.C.’s offensive efficiency overwhelmed Philadelphia’s defense.How it Happened: Following a clean offensive point for the Spinners, to get Philadelphia back within a single score at 5-4, the Current outscored their opponents 6-3 over the final seven minutes of the first half to take an 11-7 advantage into the halftime break. The Spinners were never able to recover from that run, as Philadelphia narrowed D.C.’s lead to three but could never slim it any further.Turning Point: D.C.’s offense committed just two turnovers in the first half, while the Current’s defense scored three break points of their own allowing the home team to carry an 11-7 advantage into the second half.Player of the Game: D.C.’s second year handler, Lloyd Blake, had quite a day with four goals and two assists. Blake showed off an assortment of skills as he skied for scores, raced past defenders and avoided making poor throws.Quotable: “Coach just wants me to be aggressive,” said Blake. “He’s on all of us about that, about pushing up field and attacking. But I felt like the space was there for me for the majority of the game. It felt good.”What’s Next: The Current will take a week off before playing twice the following weekend against Boston on Saturday, May 9 and then the New York Rumble on Sunday, May 10. Philadelphia will host the Rumble next Saturday.