In a battle for first place, the Riggers fell 14-8 to the Seals in San Diego.

The Riggers did clinch a playoff spot thanks to a Las Vegas loss as they fall to 10-5 on the season.

The Seals opened the scoring early in this one as former Roughneck Curtis Dickson found the back of the net to make the score 1-0.

They continued a strong first-quarter adding two more to make it 3-0 heading into the first commercial break.

The Riggers would answer back as Jesse King scored the opening Roughnecks goal for a fourth-straight game to make the score 3-1.

Zach Currier picked up his 14 of the season to get the Roughnecks within one, 3-2.

The Seals would regain their two-goal lead on the powerplay to make the score 4-2.

San Diego would add another short-handed to make the score 5-2 heading into the second-quarter.

The Seals continued to add to their lead early in the quarter making it 6-2.

San Diego controlled the special-teams scoring their second short-handed goal of the night to make the score 7-2.

Tanner Cook ended the Seals run with a five-hole laser to make it 7-3.

There was four penalties called within two-minutes, the fourth one leading to a Seals penalty shot as the Riggers already had two in the box. San Diego would score on the penalty shot to make the score 8-3. That was the score heading into the half.

Kyle Waters got things started in the second-half on the powerplay with a wire from up high to put the Riggers within four, 8-4.

Josh Currier found the scoreboard wiring one far-side top corner to making it 8-5.

The Seals would get their first of the half with just over three-minutes to go in the third, putting the score at 9-5.

San Diego scored their third short-handed goal of the night to make it 10-5,

King picked up his second of the night with just seconds remaining in the quarter to send the game to the final frame 10-6.

Waters scored his second early in the fourth to the make the score 10-7.

San Diego continued to dominate the special teams scoring their fourth and fifth short-handed goals of the night to make it 12-7.

After the Seals added another, Shane Simpson scored in transition to make the score 13-8.

San Diego would tack on one more to make the final score 14-8.

By The Numbers:

Jesse King: 2g, 1a

Kyle Waters: 2g, 1a

Tanner Cook: 1g, 1a

Josh Currier: 1g, 1a

Zach Currier: 1g, 1a, 11lb

Haiden Dickson: 2a

Shane Simpson: 1g

Christian Del Bianco: 35 saves

Next Up: 

The Riggers return home to host Panther City April 8 at 7 p.m.


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