The San Diego Seals took the season series over the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday night with a 13-10 win at Pepsi Center.
“It was a very big win for us,” said general manager and head coach Patrick Merrill. “We felt like we were slow sometimes and they were desperate, especially in the second half in the fourth quarter. They put us on our heels, but we found a way to win and it was a big one in the standings. There was lots of stuff we can use to be better next week and there’s a lot of stuff to build off of as well We’re happy with this win.”
In a complete team effort, 11 different Seals made the score sheet with seven players finishing with multi-point games. Goaltender Frank Scigliano stood tall, making 44 saves on the night, while forward Garrett Billings led the team with three goals and four assists.
“That’s the way we need to win,” continued Merrill. “We need to score goals by committee and not just rely on a couple guys to get the job done. Everyone contributed tonight and that was a huge part of our success.”
Rookie forward Connor Kelly scored his first National Lacrosse League goal, netting a shorthanded goal in the third quarter to extend the Seals lead over the Mammoth.
“My first goal was amazing,” said Kelly. “It’s been a long time coming. I’ve been patiently waiting for my opportunity and I’m trying to make the best of it. We’re playing with a great group of guys and to be able to get my first here tonight, it’s an honor.”
The team notched their second straight divisional win and are now tied for first in the West Division.
“This was a huge win,” continued Kelly. “It’s huge for our playoff push to win this series, and we’re going to carry it over into our two home games.”
The San Diego Seals return home on Sat., March 16 to play the Philadelphia Wings for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 7:00 PM PST. Reserve your seats today at SealsLax.com.