NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA – The D.C. Current ended the Spinners home win streak with an exciting overtime win at Marple Newtown High School.
How it Happened: The Current opened the game with three quick points. D.C.’s efficient scoring and strong defensive plays gave them a lead that they successfully held until the fourth quarter, when the Spinners tied up the game to send it into overtime. The Spinners offense had trouble converting points throughout the game. Philadelphia’s defense worked hard to make up for this deficit but weren’t able to overcome the lack of offensive points.
Turning Point: The Spinners called a timeout with 3:32 left in overtime play. Philadelphia subbed in their offensive line to try to get the conversion, but instead the Current got the point. The Spinners tied up the score, but then dropped the disc twice, resulting in the Current’s two point win in overtime.
Players of the Game: Jeff Wodatch led the Current with three assists and five goals. Rookie of the Year hopeful Billy Sickles kept the Spinners in the game with six assists and two goals.
Stat of the Game: Alan Kolick dominated the game with three assists, four goals and one block. Kolick‘s 100 percent completion rate for all 48 of his throws tonight showed why he was named the Eastern Conference MVP in 2014.
What it Means: The Spinners remain on top of the Eastern Conference with five wins and two losses. Philadelphia still needs to win one more game to secure their spot in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Current’s win tonight improves their record to 4-3 for the season. Boston’s win over New York earlier tonight also puts them at 4-3. Thus the Current and the Whitecaps still vie for the second place in the Eastern Conference.
What’s Next: Next weekend, the Spinners travel north to take on the Rumble at Belson Stadium on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Next Saturday, D.C. Current hosts the Boston Whitecaps in the Dojo at 6:00 p.m.