Rapid Recap Week 4: Raleigh Flyers

Final Score: NightWatch 18; Raleigh Flyers 20

 

What It Means: NightWatch drop to 1-3 overall and are in 5th place in the southern division going into their BYE week. Raleigh (4-0) remains perfect for the season and tied for first in the southern division with the Dallas Roughnecks**. Despite the result Nashville still proved tonight they are improving the quality of ultimate they bring to the league.

 

Starwatch*: 3 Stars #4 Blake Waldron (1G/ 4A/ 1D/ 88%PP) 2 Stars: #8 Player Pierce (5A/ 1D) 1 Star: #55 Tom Radcliffe (3G/ 2A/ 1D)

 

Why It Happened: The Nashville defense could not capitalize on many opportunities that Raleigh provided them during the game. With eight players tallying defensive blocks for the NightWatch, huge efforts by #33 Frank Strasser who tallied two blocks, they only turned two of those into break scores. Nashville lives and dies on the start of matches, tonight Raleigh started with three straight scores which in the end gave them the point spread they needed throughout the game.

 

Injury Report: #22 Paul Lally left the 4th quarter, with 8:30 to go, with cramping.

 

Key Stat: 8; as in total break scores for the Raleigh Flyers during the contest.

 

Watch’s Up Next: The NightWatch have a BYE next weekend but the following weekend they will host the Charlotte Express, May 7th. First pull is at 6 PM (CST) at John Overton High School, all kids under 10 get in for free!

 

By: Eric Williams

*PP- Passing Percentage | A- Assists | G- Goals | D- Defensive block

**Dallas game against Jacksonville Canons still in progress during report