In a back and forth battle the Albany FireWolves (2-8) faced a tough overtime loss against the Georgia Swarm (2-7) by a final of 9-8 at the MVP Arena in Albany. What was amazing about the game was the fact that both teams kept the score close, as neither led by more than two goals at any point.
Helping to lead the defensive effort for the FireWolves was Doug Jamieson who had 52 saves, in addition as the team as a whole being able to shut down Georgia’s seven power play opportunities.
As for Georgia they were led by former University of Albany standout, Lyle Thompson who had the game-winning goal at the start of the overtime frame.
The Swarm were able to get on the scoreboard early as former FireWolf Andrew Kew fired one off the bounced into the net. As time ticked off the scoreboard, Albany was able to equalize as Jake Fox was able to find the back of the cage. Georgia was able to find a response when Thompson rifled one in from the center of the field.
Georgia was able to continue their offensive momentum in the start of the Second Quarter, as Kason Tarbell was able to get one past Jamieson. The FireWolves tied things up at three thanks to Thomas Vaesen who went five-hole.
These two teams went back and forth in what was some amazing action shown by both teams. In the Fourth Quater Albany was able to see a brief lead thanks to Tanner Thomson who blasted a cannon of a shot into the back of the net. Georgia was able to tie things up thanks to Thompson connecting with Shayne Kackson who then had his second goal of the night.
Both teams were able to keep the other off the scoreboard and as the final seconds of regulation wound down, they wounded up with a tie. The action did not end there though as during the overtime frame Thompson was able to net his third of the game and lifting the Swarm to victory.
Albany hopes to regain their winning ways as they will be on the road for the next two weekends, prior to returning to MVP arena to take on the Toronto Rock on Saturday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
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