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FIREWOLVES SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH SWARM: BY THE NUMBERS

The Albany FireWolves (4-3) split a weekend doubleheader with the Georgia Swarm (3-4) with each team winning in their home arena. The Swarm bested Albany on Friday night, 14-13, but the FireWolves bounced back with a 13-11 victory on Saturday night.  Full statistics from game one can be found here, while statistics from game two can be found here.

Friday, 2/4:

SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 FINAL
ALBANY 2 3 3 5 13
GEORGIA 4 4 3 3 14

Saturday, 2/5: 

SCORE BY QUARTER 1 2 3 4 FINAL
ALBANY 5 3 2 3 13
GEORGIA 2 2 4 3 11

Joe Resetarits had a phenomenal weekend, leading the FireWolves with 19 total points on 7 goal and 12 assists in the two games versus Georgia.  Resetarits now leads the FireWolves on the season with 37 total points, 16 goals, and 21 assists.  Ryan Benesch added 12 points to his season total on 6 goals and 6 assists in the two games.  Currently, Benesch is second on the team with 32 total points, 13 goals, and 19 assists.  Reilly O’Connor turned in a 12-point weekend of his own, tallying 4 goals and 8 assists.  Jacob Ruest added 5 points in the two games with 3 goals and 2 assists.  Jackson Nishimura (3 assists), Adrian Sorichetti (1 goal, 2 assists), and Tanner Thomson (2 goals, 1 assist) each had 3 points in the doubleheader. Tony Malcom (1 goal, 1 assist), Charlie Kitchen (1 goal, 1 assist), Nick Chaykowsky (2 assists), and Jordan Durston (2 assists) each added 2 total points over the weekend.  Greg Downing, Brett Manney, Colton Watkinson, John LaFontaine, and Joe Nardella rounded out the FireWolves scoring this weekend, each with 1 point.

Despite the 1-1 weekend record, Jamieson allowed just 24 goals in the two games.  The goalie also recorded 66 saves on the weekend, bringing his total to 260 on the year, third in the league.  His overall save percentage on the season is .790.

Per usual, Joe Nardella had his way with faceoffs, going 40 for 58 on the weekend.  On the season, Nardella has won the second most total faceoffs in the league, going 114 of 161 thus far.  His 70.8 faceoff percentage ranks first in the league among those who have taken more than one faceoff.

Defensively, Nardella led the Wolves with 23 loose ball recoveries, bringing his total to 56 on the season, a team high.  Nardella also added 1 caused turnover in the series.  Malcom scooped up 17 loose balls and caused 2 turnovers on the weekend.  John LaFontaine added 11 loose balls, 4 caused turnovers, and blocked 1 shot in the two games.  Greg Downing recorded 8 loose balls, 2 caused turnovers, and 1 blocked shot.  Watkinson filled the stat sheet, logging 8 loose balls, 3 caused turnovers, and 3 blocked shots in the two games.  Sorichetti also had a solid two games, tallying 5 loose balls, 2 caused turnovers, and 2 blocked shots.

Albany was 3 for 11 on power plays in the two games, getting 2 goals from Thomson and 1 from O’Connor, each on Saturday night.  On the flip side, Georgia was 4 out of 8 on power play opportunities on the weekend.

The FireWolves are back on the road this weekend for a rematch against the Rochester Knighthawks.  The game is on Saturday, 2/12 at 7 p.m. in Rochester.

Fans can secure their tickets for the next FireWolves home game now!  For more information regarding tickets, visit www.AlbanyFireWolves.com or call/text the FireWolves front office at 518-362-4900.

The Albany FireWolves 2021-22 Inaugural Season is presented by CDPHP.

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 NLL, 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.

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 26 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Instagram.

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