Week twelve got underway on Saturday night with three games, and continued with one game on Sunday afternoon.
In week 12, Rochester lose their fifth straight game as they fell to Georgia, San Diego was able to get back on track, Saskatchewan evened the season series with Calgary, and New England put on an offensive clinic in their win over Colorado.
Georgia 15, Rochester 11
This game started out pretty back-and-forth early on, but it wouldn’t stay that way at all. After a close first half with both teams trading goals and going on multiple short runs, it was a 7-7 tie. Georgia’s offense exploded in the third quarter after a Pat Sauders goal early in the third to give Rochester the 8-7 lead. Georgia’s huge run resulted in the Swarm holding a 14-8 lead heading into the fourth. Rochester never recovered as Georgia walked away victorious.
Saskatchewan 15, Calgary 9
After losing the first game of the series, Saskatchewan bounced back in a big way against their rival. This edition of The Battle of The Prairies featured a much better Rush defense than we had seen a few weeks prior. The defense really led the way for the offense in this game. Saskatchewan was able to get out to a 6-3 lead at the end of the first and a 10-6 lead at the half. Through it was a hard fought battle, Saskatchewan was able to stay ahead and secure the 15-9 win, behind a Jeff Shattler led offensive performance.
San Diego 13, Vancouver 10
Just like the last contest between these two clubs, it was a battle until the end, and a very good one at that. San Diego was able to get out with a 2-0 lead to end the first and they led the entire way. Vancouver started to put it together more on offense after halftime, where they found themselves down 7-4. Eventually tying it up in the fourth, a late San Diego run proved to be too much for the Warriors as the Seals walked out 13-10 victors in this brewing west coast “rivalry.” Casey Jackson led San Diego, and Vancouver was led by Mitch Jones on offense.
New England 17, Colorado 11
It was a good one in the Casino on Sunday afternoon. New England was able to dominate when they wanted and used a pretty big second half of scoring to help secure the win after Colorado came back and cut it to a 5-4 Black Wolves lead at the half. The Black Wolves looked good as they had an answer for just about anything Colorado did, even when they were able to pull close late in the game. That Tyler Digby and Callum Crawford led offensive attack has proved to be lethal at times and it was here today.