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Twitter Reactions: NLL Week 5

What a week it was in the National Lacrosse League. Most of the games went down to the wire, and there were heroic performances across the board. We’re bringing you some of the best Twitter reactions from this weekend’s action, as well as some not-so-great moments. Let’s dive in!

Twitter Reactions: Georgia Swarm v. Philadelphia Wings

The topic of music being played during NLL games has been a sore one for fans across the league. While some complain about it more than others, there are definitely those who still think it enhances the fan experience. However, not this fan:

‘Nuff said.

This goal for the Swarm was challenged by Philadelphia, but was determined to be a goal for Georgia:

Philadelphia would actually come out on the bad end of a few reviews during the game, including this no-goal by Matt Rambo:

Fans weren’t too happy about the lack of calls going the Wings’ way either:

However, the officials couldn’t deny Rambo this highlight-reel goal:

Philadelphia would get close in the fourth quarter:

But Georgia would ultimately seal the victory:

The game was held in conjunction with the US Lacrosse Convention. Unfortunately, there was a terrible incident involving the Wings’ PA announcer and some Philadelphia fans at the game involving Lyle Thompson:

Lyle Thompson spoke out about the incident:

I want to make it clear, behavior like this is never OK. However, I know there are still great people that are a part of the Wings’ organization. Hopefully, we all can learn from this mishap and move forward as a better lacrosse community because of it.

Twitter Reactions: New England Black Wolves v. Calgary Roughnecks

In what was probably the only game that didn’t come down to the wire on the night, the Black Wolves ran away with the victory against an impressive Roughnecks squad. New England showed that they are a force to be reckoned with and that their win against the Rush earlier in the season was not a fluke.

David Brock helped the Black Wolves jump out to an early lead with this pretty goal:

New England would explode from there, taking a 6-1 lead before the first quarter was even over:

There was an impressive flow sighting as well during the game:

The Roughnecks would come back within four, off of this great goal by Dane Dobbie. It seems like he’s done this a few times before…:

And yes, there was a fight during the game. If you’re into that sort of thing, here it is:

Tyler Digby also dished this incredible behind-the-back assist. You might need to watch this one a few times:

The Black Wolves would pull away at the end, however to seal the 16-9 win.


Twitter Reactions: Colorado Mammoth v. Toronto Rock

The Toronto Rock took on the Colorado Mammoth in the Loud House in what was an electric game.

Lacrosse legend John Grant, Jr. made an appearance at his former team’s home game, much to the excitement of…well, everyone:

The Rock got on the board first with this fine inside feed by Tom Schreiber:

And then there was this. Just, wow…

Colorado would eventually take a 6-5 lead coming out of halftime:

Dillon Ward had an incredible game, finishing the match with 57 saves and 11 goals against. Fans were loved the performance:

Eli McLaughlin also notched his 100th goal of his career. Big shoutout to Liger!

Unfortunately, Colorado would come up short, losing 11-10 as the Rock finished another one-point game. They’ve certainly been making a habit of close games this year:


Twitter Reactions: Saskatchewan Rush v. Vancouver Warriors

The defending NLL champions took on the Warriors, and jumped out to an early 4-0 lead:

The Warriors would pull within 2 during the first half to make things interesting:

Mitch Jones had this great goal for the Warriors:

Ben McIntosh had an incredible game, including these two great goals in his hometown:

The Rush would finish with the 14-10 victory:

Twitter Reactions: San Diego Seals v. Rochester Knighthawks

The San Diego Seals had their home opener in the franchise’s first-ever game in San Diego. The atmosphere was electric, and fans seemed to love the game from start to finish.

NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz was in attendance at the Seals’ home opener, in what was an exciting game:

And then they were off:

The first goal ever scored in San Diego came by way of Adrian Sorichetti:

Austin Staats also netted his first hometown goal:

The Knighthawks weren’t making things easy on the Seals, however. Cory Vitarelli had this impressive goal to help the Knighthawks keep pace with the Seals:

Garrett Billings also snuck this impressive behind-the-back goal in for the Seals:

San Diego would walk away with the 12-10 win.

Check out Austin Staats postgame interview:

The San Diego media seemed to fall in love with lacrosse and were impressed with the teams performance:

Fans seemed to love it just as much, too:

Be sure to stay tuned for all of Lacrosse All Stars NLL coverage, including Lacrosse Classified. The Lacrosse Classified podcast will be released this Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

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