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Things did not go as planned for the New York Rumble Saturday night as they were blown out by the Philadelphia Spinners, 25-10.
The New York Rumble dropped to 1-5 on the season as the Spinners improved to 5-1 and continue to keep the top spot in the MLU Eastern Conference after Saturday’s live-streamed game at Villanova Stadium.
The Rumble and Spinners opened the game by trading points throughout the first quarter with the Spinners taking a 4-3 lead. The Rumble had a chance to go up but two great defensive plays in the end zone allowed the Spinners to end the quarter with the lead.
The second quarter however was a different story as the game took a turn for the worst for the Rumble. Philadelphia was all over New York with numerous blocks and highlight reel plays, which allowed the Spinners to go on an 8-2 run to take a huge lead, 12-5 going into halftime. With 1:51 left in the second quarter and Philly leading 9-5, Ian McClellan hucked the disc to Nick Hirannet. Andrew Hollingworth made a great play to tip the disc and get the block, but Hirannet chased the disc down and toed the line in the back of the end zone for the score.
The second half was much of the same for the Rumble. The Spinners continued to be all over New York in both the third and fourth quarters. A 7-2 run in the third quarter allowed the Spinners to take a commanding 19-7 lead. The fourth quarter went a bit better as the Rumble scored three, but the Spinners finished the game off 25-10.
Despite the blowout, Chris Mazur ended the game with three assists, while Michael Hennessy recorded one goal, one assist and one block. Joe Anderson ended the game with one assist and two blocks and Albert Alarcon had one goal and two blocks.
The Rumble travel back up to Boston next Saturday to take on the Whitecaps at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available on the Boston Whitecaps TicketLeap page.