BERKELEY, CA – Here is a quick recap of the Seattle Rainmakers win over the San Francisco Dogfish at Yellowjacket Stadium on Sunday.
How it Happened: The Dogfish were up in the first quarter and into the second before the Rainmakers went on a run to eventually tie the game at fives and then take the lead. The Dogfish chipped away at the Rainmakers’ lead into the third quarter, but never came closer than four points in the fourth. The Rainmakers ended the game with a strong six-point lead, 20-14.
Turning Point: Fifteen minutes into the game the Rainmakers started a three-point run, and within the next fifteen minutes they had the lead that would carry them through the rest of the game.
Player of the Game: Defensive cutter Evan Klein of the Rainmakers was a strong heads-up force on the field who scored four points off Dogfish turnovers.
Stat of the Game: 4. The number of stalls in the first half of the game. Two were called on the Rainmakers in the first quarter; two were called on the Dogfish in the second quarter.
Quotable: “Even though we were up in the beginning, we had trouble locking into the mentality we needed to win,” said Dogfish offensive cutter Eric Rivera. “That’s what championship teams do for the whole game, and that’s what we need to work on.”
What’s Next: San Francisco hosts the undefeated Portland Stags at Yellowjacket Stadium on May 24 at 2 p.m. Buy tickets here.