DES MOINES (March 16, 2014) – The San Antonio Rampage (25-28-3-6) fell to the Iowa Wild (25-25-6-4) 2-1 on Sunday evening at the Wells Fargo Center. Anthony Luciani tallied the lone goal, and Scott Clemmensen, playing in his hometown of Des Moines, made 29-of-31 saves.
The Wild got on the board first when Raphael Bussieres fired a shot from the slot that beat Clemmensen on the glove side, and the Wild took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
Jed Ortmeyer’s blast from just inside the blue line was tipped by Anthony Luciani and beat Gustafsson to knot the game at one at 6:24 of the second period. It was the first AHL goal of the season for Luciani, who was recalled from Cincinnati on Sunday morning.
Iowa pulled ahead late in the third period as Steven Kampfer, coming off the bench on a line change, took a pass from Jake Dowell and put it past Clemmensen at 14:51.
Iowa outshot the Rampage 31-29 and finished 0-for-4 on the power play while the Rampage were 0-for-2 with the man advantage. It was the 300th professional game for Matt Gilroy.
The Rampage continue their road trip with a Friday-Sunday weekend series against the Charlotte Checkers. San Antonio returns home to take on the Texas Stars on March 27 at 7 p.m. Individual and season tickets can be purchased at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office, by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554, or online at sarampage.com