The Albany FireWolves (2-12) were defeated by the Panther City Lacrosse Club (9-6), 12-8, at the Dickies Arena on Saturday evening. Once again, Albany kept the game close in the first half, but Panther City took the lead late in the second quarter and never looked back.
Full statistics from the game can be found here.
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The FireWolves offense was led by Marshall Powless who recorded 5 total points on 2 goals and 3 assists. Tanner Thomson and Ethan Walker added 4 points in the contest, with 1 goal and 3 assists each. Thomson ranks second on the club with 29 assists, and is third in total points with 46 and goals with 17. Walker sits in second on the team with 21 goals, and is fourth overall with 39 total points and 18 assists. John Piatelli added 3 points in the game on 2 goals and 1 assist. On the year, Piatelli ranks fifth on the team in total points (30), goals (13), and assists (17). Jackson Reid, Hiana Thompson, Mike Byrne, and Connor Kelly each added 1 point on the night.
Justin Geddie got the start in net and recorded 33 saves and allowed just 11 goals. Panther City recorded 5 more shots on goal than Albany.
On defense, Byrne led the team with 9 loose ball recoveries. Byrne also caused 1 turnover in the game. John LaFontaine recovered 6 loose balls in the loss. On the season, LaFontaine ranks second on the team with 68 loose ball recoveries. Powless, and Nick Chaykowsky each recovered 5 loose balls. Powless also led the Wolves with 2 caused turnovers. Thompson, Patrick Kaschalk, and Colton Watkinson each caused 1 turnover in the game. Watkinson is now tied with Chaykowsky with 11 caused turnovers on the season. Ty Logan, Leo Stouros, and Brent Mitchell all blocked 1 shot in the loss. Logan now ranks third on the Wolves with 5 blocked shots this year.
The FireWolves will be on the road again next weekend against the Rochester Knighthawks before returning home to face the Georgia Swarm on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. For more information regarding tickets and Union Strong 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.