FORT WASHINGTON, PA – Here’s a quick look at the Philadelphia Spinners’ 17-14 victory over the Washington D.C. Current at home in Carey Stadium.
How it Happened: The D.C. Current began the game strong with a quick three-point lead against the Spinners. The Spinners had a shaky start with throwaways, but soon kicked into high gear. The first quarter ended with the Current in the lead, 6-4. The Spinners shut down the Current in the second quarter, scoring five points to the Current’s one point, 9-7. As the game went on, the Current’s game was riddled with overthrows and drops. Philadelphia kept a consistent offense and utilized all of the opportunities D.C. gave them. The Spinners played well on both sides of the disc, creating space and executing impressive blocks. The Current matched almost all Spinners points in the second half, but were unable to overcome the deficit from the second quarter. The Current fell to the Spinners 14-17.
Turning Point: In the second quarter, the Spinners were down 5-7, then went on a five-point streak to make the score 10-7. The Spinners led the game from this point on.
Players of the Game: Jake Rainwater played a terrific game putting up two assists and two goals. Alan Kolick remained the superstar of the Current last night. Kolick’s big grabs and quick throws kept the Current alive in this game.
Stat of the Game: Philadelphia’s Patrick Diviney and D.C.’s Peter Prial led their respective teams with four goals each.
What it Means: The Spinners now advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in their MLU history.
What’s Next: The Spinners will play the Whitecaps next Saturday, June 27 at 5:00pm ET at Hormel Stadium in Medford, Ma. The winner of next week’s game will host the Eastern Conference Finals on July 18. The D.C. Current will finish up their season in New York with a game against the Rumble next Saturday, June 27 at 2:oopm ET.