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The New York Rumble ended up disappointed after their road trip to Boston, as New York were blown-out by the Whitecaps 25-12.

Boston came out hot right out of the gate, taking an early two-point lead, and only continued to expand their lead every quarter as the game went on.

New York struggled with Boston’s defensive pressure as the wind caused some problems for both teams, keeping the score low as the first quarter ended 4-2 in favor of the Whitecaps. The Rumble were able to run with the Whitecaps through the second quarter but were broken once more as Boston took a 9-6 lead into halftime.

The second quarter was a different story however. The Whitecaps were all over the Rumble in the third quarter, scoring five straight points to start the second half. This led to the Whitecaps outscoring the Rumble 8-4 to increase their lead to seven points.

The fourth quarter was no different as some offensive miscommunication allowed Boston to outscore the Rumble 8-2 to end the game with a score of 25-12.

While they did not score many points, scoring was spread out for the Rumble as four different players ended the game with three points each. Tim MacGougan led the team with three assists, while David Vuckovich added two assists and one goal. Markian Kuzmowcz added three goals while Robbie Gillies provided two goals and one assist.

“Our team as a whole allowed uncontrollables to decide the game’s outcome rather than staying focused on the task at hand,” said Head Coach Anthony Nuñez. “As a team, we learned a lot about ourselves and will continue to focus on the future and grow each game.”

The Rumble will be in action this Saturday at 2:00 p.m., for their final home game at Belson Stadium against the D.C. Current. Tickets are currently available on the Rumble Ticketleap Page.

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