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FIREWOLVES DEFENSE IMPRESSIVE DESPITE DEFEAT: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany FireWolves (2-8) were defeated by the Georgia Swam (2-7), 9-8, at the MVP Arena in Albany on Saturday evening.  The two teams were neck-and-neck all night long, but the Swarm scored in overtime to secure the victory on the road.

Full statistics from the game can be found here. 

SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4/OT FINAL
ALBANY 2 1 2 3 8
GEORGIA 2 1 3 3 9

The FireWolves offense was led by Hiana Thompson who tallied 5 points on 5 assists in the game.  His efforts moved him up to fifth on the Wolves with 19 total points on the season and he is tied for fourth with 12 assists.  Both Connor Kelly (3 goals, 1 assist) and Kieran McArdle (1 goal, 3 assists) each had 4 points on the night.  Through 10 games, McArdle leads the team in total points (46) and assists (31) and is second in goals (15).  Kelly leads the Wolves with 19 goals, and is behind only McArdle with 41 total points.  Tanner Thomson, Jackson Nishimura, Leo Stouros, John LaFontaine, Jake Fox, and Thomas Vaesen each contributed 1 point in the game.  Thomson ranks second on the team with 23 assists and is third on the team in total points (36), and goals (13).

In net, Doug Jamieson had a solid game despite the loss.  The goalie racked up 52 saved and allowed just 9 goals.  On the season, Jamieson boasts a 77% save percentage and a 12.55 GAA.

On defense, LaFontaine led the team with 8 loose ball recoveries.  Patrick Kaschalk scooped up 7 loose balls, and blocked 1 shot in the game.  Mike Byrne recovered 5 loose balls, blocked 1 shot, and caused 1 turnover.  Nishimura, Stouros, and Colton Watkinson each caused 1 turnover on the night.

Albany’s penalty kill efforts were solid, shutting down 5 of Georgia’s 7 attempts in the game.  On top of that, the FireWolves scored 4 shorthanded goals.

The FireWolves take to the road the next two weekends before returning home to face the Toronto Rock on Saturday, March 25.  For more information regarding tickets and Season Ticket Member Appreciation night, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.

About Albany FireWolves

The Albany FireWolves is the Capital Region’s very own Professional Box Lacrosse team, playing in the National Lacrosse League out of the MVP Arena in downtown Albany, NY. For more information, contact the Albany FireWolves Front Office at (518) 362-4900 or visit AlbanyFireWolves.com. Follow the team on Facebook at facebook.com/AlbFireWolves, Twitter @AlbFireWolves, and Instagram @AlbFireWolves.

About the National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is North America’s premier professional lacrosse league. Founded in 1986, the NLL ranks third in average attendance for pro indoor sports worldwide, behind only the NHL and NBA. The League is comprised of 15 franchises across the United States and Canada: Albany FireWolves, Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, Halifax Thunderbirds, Las Vegas Desert Dogs, New York Riptide, Panther City Lacrosse Club (TX), Philadelphia Wings, Rochester Knighthawks, San Diego Seals, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock, and Vancouver Warriors.

For more information, visit NLL.com and find @NLL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For more information visit NLL.com.

About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company. The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences. ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem solving. Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests. By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders. For more information, please visit www.asmglobal.com.

About MVP Arena

MVP Arena is a full-service entertainment and sports facility featuring a wide variety of family shows, sporting events, trade shows and concerts. Owned by Albany County and managed by ASM Global, MVP Arena opened in 1990 and is home to the Albany FireWolves of the National Lacrosse League, the Albany Empire of the National Arena League and the Division I Men’s College Basketball Siena Saints. For more information, please visit www.mvparena.com.

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