Comeback Falls Short As SeaWolves Drop Game in Harrisburg

by Austin David

Harrisburg, PA – After falling in a tough match the night before, the Orlando SeaWolves came into the game against the Harrisburg Heat looking for a win, and after 25 goals were scored between the two teams, Orlando found themselves on the losing side, falling 15-10.  

The game got off to a poor start for Orlando, as within the first 20 seconds, they were already down 1-0. Harrisburg scored two more over the next 10 minutes before Thiago Freitas was finally able to stop the bleeding. Harrisburg would score one after to go up 4-1, but Osvaldo Rojas scored before the first quarter ended to make it 4-2 after one. 

Eduardo Cruz proceeded to score to start the second quarter to pull Orlando within one, but two goals from the Heat put them back up three. Then the teams began to trade off on goals, with Orlando getting goals from Luiz Mota and two from Richard Schmermund, while the Heat scored twice. Once again, Orlando found themselves down just two at halftime. 

The third quarter continued the rampant pace of the game, with Harrisburg scoring two quick goals right off the bat to take a four-goal lead. Orlando responded in a big way, scoring four unanswered to tie the game at 10-10. Derek Huffman scored twice, Edwin Rojas scored once and Osvaldo Rojas netted his brace to get the team all the way back from the brink.

Unfortunately for Orlando, that was as far as they would get as Harrisburg would score twice to end the quarter and three more times in the fourth to come away with a 15-10 win and a heavy result for the SeaWolves and their playoff aspirations.

Orlando still has four games left in their schedule, with three of them at home. They will host the Kansas City Comets on Friday, March 29th and then will travel to Milwaukee to play the Wave on Sunday the 31st.