Swarm Host Toronto Rock on Feb. 10 - Tickets Start at Just $12! CHOOSE YOUR SEATS

×
WK
1
Sat, Dec 3
FINAL
Rochester
16
Georgia
11
WK
3
Sat, Dec 17
FINAL
Philadelphia
13
Georgia
12
WK
6
Sat, Jan 7
FINAL
Buffalo
18
Georgia
9
WK
7
Sat, Jan 14
FINAL
Georgia
9
Buffalo
11
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
FINAL
Georgia
10
Colorado
13
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
WK
12
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
WK
13
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
WK
14
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
WK
15
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
Rochester
Georgia
WK
16
Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
Georgia
Philadelphia
WK
17
Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
Georgia
New York
WK
18
Fri, Mar 31
19:00:00
New York
Georgia
Sun, Apr 2
13:00:00
Georgia
Halifax
WK
19
Sat, Apr 8
19:00:00
Saskatchewan
Georgia
WK
20
Sat, Apr 15
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
WK
21
Sat, Apr 22
19:00:00
Georgia
Rochester
WK
22
Sat, Apr 29
19:00:00
Halifax
Georgia
Powered By
MGM Logo
Scores / Schedule
Game RecapsTeam News

Swarm Stumble at Home, Fail to Take Leap In Playoff Standings

Georgia Hangs on To #4 Seed in the East

DULUTH, GA (April 1, 2022) – The Toronto Rock (9-5) offense was too much for the Georgia Swarm (8-7) to manage this week, a dramatic contrast from last week when the Rock mustered just 6 goals in a rare home 10-6 loss to the Swarm.

The difference tonight was the Rock’s ability to move the ball around in their offensive sets and find open men at close range and convert instead of constantly having to fire from long range with the 30-second clock winding down to zero.

It culminated in a 13-9 Toronto win that kept the Rock (9-5) on pace with the Halifax Thunderbirds (9-5) in a battle for the #2 seed in the East Division playoffs.

The Swarm maintained control of the #4 seed in the East Division with the loss, but each of their remaining regular season games (two at home, one at Panther City LC) become all the more critical with teams like the Philadelphia Wings still jockeying for the final two NLL playoff spots.

Georgia took a two-goal lead early in the first quarter, as Lyle Thompson returned to the lineup after missing last game with a lower body injury and promptly gave the Swarm a 1-0 lead just over three minutes into the opening frame.

Shayne Jackson added to the lead two minutes later, and things initially seemed to be going well for the red-hot Swarm at Sting City.

But Toronto took over the game in the second and third quarters, extending a 5-4 halftime lead to as many as 4 goals in the second half. Toronto outscored Georgia 8 to 5 in the final two quarters and coasted to a four-point victory.

Toronto’s Nick Rose was much better in goal than last week’s meetings between the two clubs, stopping 37 of 46 Swarm shots and shutting down any semblance of a Georgia second-half run.

Jordan MacIntosh notched a hat trick and added two assists for the host Swarm, but Georgia’s offense couldn’t establish any rhythm, especially after Jackson exited the game in the second quarter.

Tom Schreiber scored four goals and added three assists to pull within three goals of the NLL lead (with 38 goals) behind Swarm superstar Lyle Thompson (41 goals).

Georgia will have to regroup in a big way during their upcoming bye week, as they face East powerhouse the Buffalo Bandits, who are on a 7-game winning streak and sit atop the NLL standings with a 13-1 record, on April 16 at Gas South Arena.

UP NEXT: The Swarm (8-7 in the East Division) enjoy a bye week next weekend then face a showdown with the East Division leading Buffalo Bandits (13-1 in the East Division) on Saturday, April 16 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Field at Gas South Arena for Fan Appreciation Night and the ever-popular Diamond Drop, where one lucky fan will go home with an $8,000 diamond halo pendant necklace, compliments of Tara Fine Jewelry. The game can be seen live locally at 7:00 pm in Atlanta on Peachtree TV and streamed throughout the US on ESPN+.

CHASE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP: View the updated playoff seedings.

Georgia Swarm Pro Lacrosse Team