By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Wings lost another close game in their first season back to the National Lacrosse League on Friday night. The Buffalo Bandits defeated the Wings, 12-11, in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Bandits improved to 10-2 on the season. Buffalo has the best record in the entire league.
Buffalo has won their last five games.
The Wings fell to 2-9 on the season. They have the worst record in the Eastern Division.
Philadelphia has lost two straight games.
Chase Fraser led the Bandits with four goals. Chris Cloutier — who began the season with the Wings before being traded for Ryan Wagner on Feb. 6 — had two goals, while Corey Small also had two goals.
Shawn Evans, Ethan O’Connor, Thomas Hoggarth, and Dhane Smith had a goal each.
Smith and Hoggarth had four assists each. The team had 20 assists overall.
Kevin Crowley and Frank Brown led the Wings with two goals each. Philadelphia native Matt Rambo and Jordan Hall each scored a goal. Blaze Riorden, Justin Guterding, Josh Currier, Anthony Joaquim, and Kiel Matisz also scored, as well.
Crowley led the team with four assists, as well. The team had 18 assists overall.
Bandits goalie Matt Vinc received the win. He faced 58 shots and turned away 47, while allowing the 11 goals.
Wings goalie Doug Buchan received the loss. He faced 66 shots and made 54 saves, while allowing 12 goals.