DULUTH, Ga. (December 17, 2022) – For the sixth-straight game in a row, the Georgia Swarm and Philadelphia Wings battled it out, resulting in a one-goal game. After having a 7-5 lead at the end of the first half, the Swarm dropped, 13-12 to the Wings.
It was a classic Swarm/Wings clash it was a close game through and through. The largest lead of the day was only three goals in Georgia’s favor three separate time of the matchup (8-5, 9-6, and 10-7).
The Georgia Swarm (0-2) outshot the Philadelphia Wings (1-1), 50-44 with Brendan Bomberry and Andrew Kew taking 10 each. Kew ended the day with two goals and three assists, tying Shayne Jackson for first on the team in points. Jackson recorded a five-point affair for the second game in a row now totaling five goals and five assists on the year.
Lyle Thompson helped on both ends of the field as he notched 11 loose balls, two goals, two assists, and two caused turnovers. Defensively, the squad combined for 18 caused turnovers, led by Jeremy Thompson’s four.
Georgia opened the first quarter with strong efforts, jumping out to a 6-4 lead. The second was a defensive battle as both teams only put one goal on the board. Jackson, Bomberry, and Lyle Thompson found the back of the net in the third, outscoring the Wings 3-2. However, it was a four-goal series from Philadelphia to open the fourth which threw Georgia off its game.
With three minutes and six seconds left in the affair, Kew brought the Swarm within one (12-11) but Philadelphia’s Hunter Lemieux responded a minute later with his first career NLL goal. Lyle Thompson continued to give Georgia hope, making it a 13-12 game with just over a minute left but the last second attempt by Bomberry was saved by Zach Higgins.
Georgia goes on a three-week rest before suiting back up. The Swarm host its third-straight home game, inviting the Buffalo Bandits to Gas South Arena on Jan. 7, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET for Casino Night. Join us pregame and participate in some games in the main concourse prior to faceoff. You can get in on all the action for just $12 a seat.