Saturday, January, 21 2006
By Jennifer Stefani
SAN JOSE, CA - The Philadelphia Wings (3-1), led by forward Jake Bergey, defeated the San Jose Stealth, 10-7 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Philadelphia remains undefeated on the road this season with wins at Colorado (December 30), Minnesota (January 6), and tonight's win in San Jose. The Wings have a two-week hiatus before their next game against the Minnesota Swarm on Friday, February 10 at Xcel Energy Center.
"Tonight was a big improvement over last week's loss against Minnesota in our home opener," said Wings' General Manager and Head Coach Lindsay Sanderson. "We did a much better job of controlling the game and had a really good defensive effort tonight."
The Wings and Stealth battled in a tight contest in the first half, with the Wings holding a narrow 4-3 lead at the half. Philadelphia outscored San Jose 6-4 in the second half to capture a three goal lead and the win. Ninth-year forward Jake Bergey led the offensive charge for the Wings with three goals on the night. Wings forward Dan Marohl continues as the NLL's leading scorer adding three points (1G, 2A).
"I've definitely been feeling better than I have in a few seasons," said Bergey. "More importantly, I think that we have a really cohesive team that really wants to go out and win every night."
Leading the Wings in scoring were Jake Bergey with three goals, Dan Marohl and Rob Van Beek with three points (1G, 2A), Chad Thompson, Jeff Ratcliffe and Kyle Sweeney with two points (1G, 1A), and Luke Wiles and Shawn Nadelen with one goal each. Goaltender Matt Roik had 27 saves on the night.
Leading San Jose in scoring were rookie Jeff Zywicki with five points (3G, 2A), Derek Malawsky with three goals, and Gary Rosyski with three points (1G, 2A). Goaltender Anthony Cosmo had 39 saves.