NLL: Rock take second consecutive game over Swarm

February 22, 2023

In just over three minutes of post-game availability, Toronto Rock head coach Matt Sawyer used the word ‘good’ nine times; four in reference to being good every night. His team was good in the second half, using a nine-goal run to down the Georgia Swarm in back-to-back weeks 16-7. Yes, they scored nine goals from six different players in a twelve and a half minute span. But, it followed a first…


NLL: Rock eke out victory in Georgia to keep Swarm winless

February 14, 2023

Over their five-game win streak, the Toronto Rock have been rolling over teams. That was not the case Friday night as the winless Georgia Swarm battled back from a 7-2 deficit to scare the new Eastern Conference leaders; but in the end, Toronto extended their streak to six straight with an 11-10 victory. Toronto wasn’t lulled into a false sense of security by Georgia’s record. Both Tom Schreiber and Josh…


NLL: Mammoth come out with energy and rally to beat Swarm on Friday night

February 5, 2023

Chris Wardle did not mince words on Friday night. “We knew we came out slow last game, (a 13-9 loss to San Diego). We knew we had to come out with energy,” Wardle said. The Colorado Mammoth did just that, leading 3-1 after the first quarter against the Georgia Swarm. They would trail for less than four minutes, claiming a 13-10 victory over the still winless Swarm. Georgia took that…


NLL: Byrne, Bandits take game two of home and home with Swarm

January 17, 2023

Banditland sure knows how to party! Fourteen thousand, one hundred and eighty nine raucous fans came to see the boys in black and orange on Saturday night. The Georgia Swarm were in town with a score to settle from last Saturday. The Bandits went down to Gas South Arena last weekend and stung the Swarm 18-9, so presumably Georgia wanted to give it right back. The game from this Saturday…


NLL: Philadelphia outlasts Georgia in yet another one-goal game

December 19, 2022

Gas South Arena in Duluth, Georgia was highly combustible Saturday night. The Swarm were back on home turf and they were looking to avenge a Week one loss to Rochester. Eastern Division rival, the Philadelphia Wings, were looking to have something to say about that, as well as get themselves in the win column for the first time this year. Someone grab the fire extinguishers, Riorden and the rest of…


NLL: Three Thompson brothers reunited in Georgia

November 30, 2022

All season long, November 21st will be a day that will be remembered league wide. News came out about a trade between the Georgia Swarm and Panther City Lacrosse Club. You’re saying: trades happen all the time, Dan, why would this be any different? Here’s why. The Swarm traded a conditional fifth round pick in the 2023 NLL Entry Draft to PCLC in exchange for Jeremy Thompson. If you’re new…


NLL: Riorden’s OT game winner sends Wings to playoffs

May 3, 2022

Blaze Riorden saved the Philadelphia Wings on Saturday night, but not as a goaltender, of course – this isn’t field lacrosse. Riorden’s game winning goal in overtime allowed the Wings to fly over the Georgia Swarm to clinch the final NLL playoff spot. The Wings will cross over to the West Division to face the San Diego Seals this Saturday, May 7th at 10 p.m. There are so many things…


NLL: Swarm take family-affair contest over Panther City

April 25, 2022

Going into the penultimate week of the regular season, this contest between Georgia and Panther City Lacrosse Club was more crucial than it seemed. Neither team could officially be eliminated from playoff contention, but a win sure would go a long way. Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas was jumping. Hold on to your britches! Georgia sat in the fourth spot in the East and PCLC was on the outside…


NLL: Bandits secure home floor and NLL’s top seed with win in Georgia

April 19, 2022

The expression is simple: third time’s a charm. Saturday night, the Buffalo Bandits had their third crack at locking up home floor advantage throughout the playoffs. It’s late in the year, injuries have been prevalent over the course of the last couple weeks, but the boys in the orange and black were up to the task. Buffalo came into “Sting City” in Duluth, Georgia with quite the chip on their…


NLL: Dawson’s record setting night dampened by Swarm

March 30, 2022

Another night, another milestone for Dan Dawson. When all was said and done Dawson had set two NLL records. Those, paired with career benchmarks for Nick Rose and Rob Hellyer, were not enough to lift the Toronto Rock past the Georgia Swarm, however, as they lost for just the second time at home this season, 10-6. Prior to the game, Dawson was honoured by the Rock for playing in his…