By: Riley Pollock – 08.03.24

The Roughnecks battled all night long but ended up on the wrong side of a 13-12 overtime heartbreaker in Georgia.

The Riggers drop their second straight to move to 5-7 while Georgia is now 8-6.

The Swarm opened the scoring on a bounce shot from far out to make it 1-0 about 2:30 into the game.

Georgia would add two more quickly to jump out to a 3-0 lead.

Tyler Pace found the back of the net to get the Riggers on the board and make it 3-1.

Thomas Hoggarth got his 12th of the season, on a rebound, to get the Riggers within one, 3-2. Logan Schuss, who was playing is his first game as a Roughneck, picked up his first point with the assist.

The two teams would hold tight for the rest of the quarter keeping it 3-2 heading into the second.

Georgia got the first two goals of the second-quarter before Jesse King intercepted a pass and threw a beauty behind the back to make the score 5-3.

The Swarm got one short-handed to restore their three-goal lead and add another shortly after to make it 7-3.

Tanner Cook struck on the powerplay to make the score 7-4 with five-minutes to go in the half.

The Swarm answered back to go up 8-4.

Cook grabbed his second of the night on a pick-and-roll to make it 8-5.

The Riggers got within two on a laser from Tyler Pace with under a minute to go in the half making the score 8-6 heading into the break.

Eli Salama got the scoring going for the ‘Necks early in the second, his first of the year, to make it 8-7.

Georgia answered to restore their two-goal lead.

Neither team could muster any more offence in the third-quarter and the score heading into the final frame was 9-7.

The Swarm struck early in the fourth on the powerplay to make the score 10-7.

Pace picked up another hat-trick as he found the back of the net from outside to make the score 10-8.

The Riggers got within one as Josh Currier bounced one five-hole for his first of the night to make it 10-9.

Georgia would get one back short-side making it 11-9.

Pace grabbed his fourth of the night to once again pull the Riggers within one, 11-10.

Christian Del Bianco found Shane Simpson for his 13th of the season in transition to tie the game for the first time since 0-0. The score was 11-11.

Del Bianco found Pace off the bench short-handed, he then went behind-the-back in transition to give the Riggers their first lead, 12-11.

Georgia tied the game with under one-minute left sending the game to overtime.

The Roughnecks thought they had a goal in overtime but it was called no goal after review.

Georgia dunked home a missed shot to win the game 13-12 in overtime.


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Tyler Pace: 5g, 1a

Jesse King: 1g, 4a

Tanner Cook: 2g, 1a

Eli Salama: 1g, 1a

Logan Schuss: 2a

Thomas Hoggarth: 1g

Shane Simpson: 1g

Josh Currier: 1g

Christian Del Bianco: 45 saves, 3a




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