After falling short in a late second-half comeback to the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday, January 4th at NYCB Live, the New York Riptide has a bye week to prepare for another divisional matchup as they will host the 2-2 Georgia Swarm.
The quote general manager and head-coach Regy Thorpe keeps using is “we need to do a better job of playing a full 60 minutes of lacrosse.” Thorpe says, “We came close doing that against Philadelphia, just take away the bad ten minutes in the second period.”
The Riptide had a lot of positive takeaways in their matchup against Philadelphia. The 2019 first overall pick Tyson Gibson recorded his first career hat trick, registering three goals and two assists.
Jean Luc-Chetner fired two goals behind the net, to go along with four assists.
Goalkeeper Alex Buque finished the game with 46 saves, on 60 shots-on-goal attempts.
New York Riptide Key Players:
Tyler Digby: Eight goals, nine assists, 17 points.
Dan Lomas: Seven goals, seven assists, 14 points.
Connor Kelly: Five goals, ten assists, 15 points.
Tyson Gibson: Five goals, seven assists, 12 points.
Alex Buque: On the season, Buque has saved 210 shots.
Georgia Swarm Key Players:
Shayne Jackson: 12 goals, 12 assists, 24 points.
Lyle Thompson: Nine goals, 14 assists, 23 points.
Randy Staats: 17 assists, 21 points.
Jordan Hall: 16 assists, 18 points.
Mike Poulin: Poulin on the season has recorded 151 saves.
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