GERMANTOWN, PA – Here is a quick look at the Philadelphia Spinners’ season opening win over the Boston Whitecaps on Saturday.
How it Happened: A solid offense throughout the entire game and huge defensive plays in the second half by Philadelphia kept Boston out of the end zone. Outscoring Boston three out of four quarters kept Philadelphia alive even after a few poorly thrown discs. Philadelphia scored 11 points in the second half which pushed them past Boston by two.
Turning Point: Defense picked up in the second half and converted turnovers to points. After a defensive tip by Matt Esser in the end zone, Philadelphia sent three men deep to the opposite end of the field where Patrick Lindsey hit Patrick Diviney for the goal and a momentum shift in Philadelphia’s favor.
Player of the Game: Recording one goal and one assist, rookie Billy Sickles had a 100 percent completion rate and nine catches.
Stat of the Game: 0-1. This is the first time in Whitecaps history that the team has started the season with a losing record.
Quotable: “We got some D’s, but we couldn’t convert.” – Billy Maroon, on what the Spinners need to work on for the future.
What’s Next: Boston plays the second game in their double header weekend against the D.C. Current on Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia heads to D.C. for their next game on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00 p.m.