WASHINGTON, D.C. – On a breezy night in the nation’s capital the Philadelphia Spinners (3-0) came into one of the roughest home atmospheres in the league to defeat the Washington D.C. Current (0-2) 21-18.
How it Happened: The Philadelphia Spinners took advantage of D.C.’s turnovers early on and capitalized by scoring seven breaks in the first half. The early lead was too much for the Current to handle. The home team was able to make things interesting despite being down five points, but the Spinners were able to rely on numerous scores by Matt Glazer to hold on to the lead. Fighting to within two points, the Current could not scrape together enough breaks to cut into the deficit.
Turning Point: Under a minute to go in the third, Delrico Johnson scored to bring the Current within three. D.C. however left enough time on the clock for the Spinners to connect on a buzzer beater by Greg Martin to end the quarter, putting the Spinners up four and set to receive the disc in the fourth.
Player of the Game: Glazer had six goals, two assists and two blocks, leading his team to their first ever 3-0 mark.
Stat of the Game: Three. Number of breaks in a row by Philadelphia in the second quarter.
Quotable: “[Being 3-0] is really exciting. It gives us a nice cushion heading home,” said Spinners Head Coach Darryl Stanley. “There are inevitable weeks where you are going to be light, where injuries are going to hit you pretty hard, the weather is not going to go your way. We need to build up this cushion so we can try and have home field advantage in the playoffs.”
What’s Next: Both teams will take on the New York Rumble (0-2) next weekend, hosting the team on both legs of their doubleheader. The D.C. Current will look to get their first win of the season on April 23 at 7:00 p.m. while the Philadelphia Spinners will look to remain undefeated on April 24 at 12:00 p.m.