The Albany FireWolves (2-7) were defeated by the Georgia Swam (1-7), 20-4, at the Gas South Arena in Georgia on Saturday evening. Georgia scored all six goals in the game’s second period and kept their foot on the gas for the remainder of the contest. The two teams will square off again next weekend in the Capital Region.
Full statistics from the game can be found here.
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Once again, the FireWolves offense was led by Kieran McArdle who compiled 3 points on 3 assists. McArdle continues to lead the team in total points (42) and assists (28), and ranks second on the team with 14 goals. Connor Kelly (1 goal, 1 assist), Hiana Thompson (1 goal, 1 assist), and John Piatelli (2 goals) each added 2 points in the game. Kelly leads the Wolves with 16 goals on the season, ranks second on the team with 37 total points, and is third on the club with 21 assists. Tanner Thomson, Justin Scott, and Ethan Walker each scored 1 point in the loss. Thomson sits second on the team with 23 assists and is third on the team with 35 total points.
Both goalies saw action in net during the game. Justin Geddie played 46 minutes and allowed 11 goals while stopping 16 shots. Doug Jamieson played nearly 14 minutes and allowed 9 goals and made 15 saves.
On defense, Jackson Nishimura led the team with 9 loose ball recoveries. Nishimura now leads the club with 52 loose ball recoveries on the year. Kelly, Patrick Kaschalk, and Aaron Forster each recovered 6 loose balls on the night. Kaschalk ranks second on the Wolves with 51 recovered loose balls. Brent Mitchell, John LaFontaine, and Nick Chaykowsky each blocked 1 in the game. Forster caused 2 turnovers in the contest while Mitchell, LaFontaine, Kaschalk, Thompson, Colton Watkinson each caused 1.
The FireWolves will face the Georgia Swarm again this weekend at home on Saturday, March 4. For more information regarding tickets and Indigenous Heritage 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.