(Photo Courtesy of Georgia Swarm)
Welcome to Week twelve of the 2019-20 NLL season, y’all!
Week twelve features six games, including five on Saturday night. On Saturday, Saskatchewan travels to Halifax, Vancouver travels to Toronto, New York travels to Georgia, Philadelphia travels to Buffalo, and San Diego travels to Colorado. Philadelphia will face New England on the road on Sunday night.
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Georgia Looking for Revenge
The New York Riptide have just one win thus far in their first season as a franchise. That win came at home against the Georgia Swarm back in week eight and marked the third straight loss for Georgia.
Well, those two North Division foes meet for the second time this weekend, but this time it’s down south in Georgia. The Swarm want to get payback for that loss last month, and it wouldn’t be surprising if they stepped on the pedal and didn’t take it off until the final whistle.
In these two teams last meeting, Georgia was able to get a pretty firm lead but the Riptide came charging back late in the game. That late-game defense, and really defense overall, has gotten much better over the past few weeks for the Swarm. And their offense has clicked very well, especially late, over the past few weeks.
Saskatchewan Aiming to Set the Tone
The Saskatchewan Rush have had the most spread out schedule through the first half of the season, thus being one of the teams that has played the leas amount of games up until this point. However, that all changes very soon for the Rush.
From now until the end of the season (Week 22), the Rush will have no bye week at all. That means 11 straight weekends of lacrosse, including a double-header against Calgary at home and away in week 21. That’s a lot of lacrosse without much rest.
With that grueling back half of the schedule facing them, the Rush will be looking to get a tone-setting win at Halifax on Saturday. If Saskatchewan can go into Halifax and play a full sixty minutes of lacrosse on both ends like they did last week they have a very good chance of securing a big win to start this long stretch of games to end the season. And starting a stretch like that on a high note is crucial, especially for a team that seemed to not be all together at times early in the season.
Week Twelve Schedule
Saturday, February 15th
6:00pm ET: Saskatchewan @ Halifax
7:00pm ET: Vancouver @ Toronto
7:00pm ET: New York @ Georgia
7:00pm ET: Philadelphia @ Buffalo
9:30pm ET: San Diego @ Colorado
Sunday, February 16th
5:00pm ET: Philadelphia @ New England