QUEENS, NY – Here’s a quick look at the D.C. Current’s win over the New York Rumble at Belson Stadium in Queens, New York.
How it Happened: On a rainy Saturday afternoon, the D.C. Current were in control from the opening pull. Sloppy play from the Rumble allowed the Current to jump out to an 8-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. They would outscore the Rumble 6-3 in the second quarter to extend their lead to nine for a 14-5 lead at halftime. Although the Rumble played much better in the second half, trading points throughout the third quarter, the Current would pour it on again to end the game and win by an twelve-point margin.
Turning Point: The Current took the lead at 2-1, the closest the Rumble would come. The first half ended 8-2 in the Current’s favor, already well out of reach for the Rumble.
Player of the Game: D.C.’s Delrico Johnson showed up today against the Rumble, leading the way with four goals, two assists and three blocks. Johnson provided to be a major threat on big hucks and didn’t provide the Rumble with much to work with on under cuts throughout the entire game.
What it Means: With both teams already eliminated from the playoffs, the D.C. Current end their season in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 5-5 record. The Rumble end a long season with a 2-8 record.
What’s Next: The attention will now turn to the playoffs. The Boston Whitecaps will host the Philadelphia Spinners in the Eastern Conference Finals after the Whitecaps defeated the Spinners today by a score of 26-13.