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The Albany FireWolves (5-6) defeated the San Diego Seals (7-2), 13-12, on Saturday night in the Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California.  The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for Albany while handing the Seals their first loss since Week One.  Full statistics from the game one can be found here. 

ALBANY 1 6 3 3 13
SAN DIEGO 1 7 2 2 12

Ryan Benesch led the FireWolves with 8 total points on 2 goals and 6 assists on the evening.  On the season, Benesch finds himself ranked second on the team in total points (55), goals (21), and assists (34).  Joe Resetarits added to his season totals with 7 points in the game on 2 goals and 5 assists. The righty continues to lead the team with 64 total points, 27 goals, and 37 assists.  Resetarits now leads the league with 64 total points, is second overall with 27 goals, and ranks third in the NLL with 37 assists.  Reilly O’Connor turned in a 5-point performance with 1 goal and 4 assists.  O’Connor’s 24 assists on the season rank third on the FireWolves.  Jacob Ruest had a season-high 4 goals while Andrew Kew added 4 points of his own on 3 goals and 1 assist.  Tony Malcom (1 assist), Charlie Kitchen (1 goal), Jackson Nishimura (1 assist), and Colton Watkinson (1 assist) each had 1 point in the game.

Goaltender Doug Jamieson allowed 12 goals in the victory.  The goalie also recorded 45 saves on 57 San Diego shots on goal, bringing his total to a league-best 421 saves on the year.  His overall save percentage on the season is .781.

Joe Nardella dominated the faceoff circle all game, going 24 for 29.  On the season, Nardella has won the most total faceoffs in the league, going 193 of 269 thus far.  His 71.7 faceoff percentage continues to rank first in the league among those who have taken more than one faceoff.

Defensively, Nardella led the Wolves with 14 loose ball recoveries, bringing his total to 95 on the season, a team high.  Nishimura, Benesch, and Nick Chaykowsky each scooped up 7 loose balls.  Nishimura’s 82 loose balls on the season ranks second on the team.  Malcom and Greg Downing each had 6 loose ball recoveries in the contest.  Malcom also caused 1 turnover.  Brett Manney caused 1 turnover and John LaFontaine blocked 1 shot in the game.

Albany was 1 for 2 on power plays, getting 1 goal from Ruest.  On the flip side, Albany killed off just one of the Seals’ power plays, allowing a goal on 2 out of 3 man-down situations.

The FireWolves are back home for a rematch against the Buffalo Bandits on Saturday, March 5.  The game is at 7 p.m. at the MVP Arena in Albany and can be watched on ESPN+ and My4 Albany.

Fans can secure their tickets for the next FireWolves home game now!  For more information regarding tickets, visit 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 Follow the team on Facebook at, 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.

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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

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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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