QUEENS, NEW YORK – Here’s a quick recap of the New York Rumble’s win over the Philadelphia Spinners at Belson Stadium.
How it Happened: The Rumble never trailed in the game. New York jumped out to an early lead, going up 7-4 at the end of the first quarter. The Spinners started to come back in the second quarter and cut the deficit to one, as the Rumble went into halftime up 10-9. The third quarter featured a number of ties and break points, but John Wodatch caught a huck from Tim MacGougan as time expired in the third to put New York up 15-14 heading into the fourth quarter. Philadelphia could only get within one goal the rest of the game.
Turning Point: With roughly two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and the Rumble up 18-17, Wodatch caught a layout Callahan. New York then received the disc on the ensuing pull, and after a few turnovers by both teams, Mike Hennessy found Ben Faust in the end zone to give the Rumble a three-goal lead.
What it Means: With the loss, Philadelphia moves into a tie with Boston for first place in the Eastern Conference. The Rumble get their second victory of the season but remain in last place in the Eastern Conference.
Player of the Game: Wodatch, who made two key plays in the game, caught the tie-breaking huck at the end of the third quarter and the Callahan near the end of the fourth quarter.
Stats of the Game: Four goals, two assists and one block, tallied by Rumble player Markian Kuzmowycz.
Quotable: “It’s huge, because it’s [been] a long season so far and we haven’t been able to get many wins, but we’re working so hard, so putting a win on the board is huge for us,” said Wodatch.
What’s Next: The Spinners (5-3) head back home to face the D.C. Current, while the Rumble (2-6) travel to Boston to take on the Whitecaps.