Wings head to Toronto for Saturday game with Rock

Matt Leon
March 27, 2019 - 4:47 pm
The Philadelphia Wings are 0-2 this season against Toronto.

Courtesy of Hannah Snyder/Philadelphia Wings


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia Wings will be looking for a second straight victory on Saturday night when they visit the Toronto Rock in a National Lacrosse League battle.

Philadelphia improved to 3-10 and snapped a three-game losing streak this past Saturday with a 13-8 win over the New England Black Wolves at the Wells Fargo Center.

"It was a great performance for the whole team," head coach Paul Day told KYW Newsradio. "Good goaltending, good defense and we were able to finish. So it was a great performance by our guys. The fans were loud, exactly what you would expect out of a Philadelphia crowd."

Saturday will be the third and final meeting this season between the Wings and the Rock. Toronto won the first two games, but both victories came by just a single goal and one was in overtime.

"They have one of the best teams in the east," Day said. "We had our best game early in the season there, couple of mistakes late in the game by our offense, obviously learning curve, but we played 58, 59 great minutes in Toronto (lost 11-10 in overtime on Jan. 4). Then in Philadelphia, (we) had a great game with them, lost (13-12 on Jan. 26), controlled most of the game, had a couple of injuries late in that game in Philadelphia (that cost them)."

Day is looking forward to getting another shot at Toronto.

"I think we match up really well with them," he said. "It's a great place for a lot of our guys to play, it's kind of a coming home game playing in Toronto in front of their families. I was worried about how we would compete there early in the season because most of the guys that are playing there are playing in front of their family for the first time in Toronto, but guys performed well. So we're really excited to get back at it, especially after the big win last weekend."

Saturday night's game in Toronto gets underway at 7:00 p.m.

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