PHILADELPHIA WINGS DROP FIRST GAME OF SEASON, 14-13 ON THE ROAD TO THE BUFFALO BANDITS
The Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) were handed their first loss of the season 14-13, to the Buffalo Bandits at the First Niagara Bank Center.
For the second time in as many weeks the Wings found themselves going head-to-head with longtime rival Bandits, this time the end result favored Buffalo. In a game that saw multiple lead changes, the Wings had an opportunity in the final seconds to tie the game but failed to convert on what would have been Kevin Ross’ fifth goal of the game.
Ross led the way for the Wings with four goals and two assists, while Jordan Hall and Drew Westervelt each had three goals and three assists for six points on the night. Kevin Crowley, who failed to score a goal for the first time this season, found other ways to contribute with four assists.
Brandon Miller, whose solid play in the Wings first two games earned him league Defensive Player of the Week honors had 38 saves on 52 shots for a 73% save rate.
Former Wings Mike Hominuck and David Brock led the Bandits with three goals and two goals respectively. The Bandits improve to 3-1, with their lone loss coming at the hands of the Wings earlier this month.
The Wings return to Wells Fargo Center on a quick turnaround to play the Calgary Roughnecks tomorrow, Sunday, January 27 at 4 p.m. The game will feature a salute to American Heroes and a jersey auction to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project immediately following the game.