San Antonio Comes Up Short Against San Diego 2-1 in Series Finale
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 13, 2018) – The San Antonio Rampage (29-25-9-0) held the San Diego Gulls (31-20-3-1) scoreless in the second and third periods but were unable to land the equalizer as they fell 2-1 on Tuesday at the Valley View Casino Center.
Giovanni Fiore opened the scoring for the Gulls at 2:16 of the first period after Corey Tropp found Fiore open in the slot for an early power-play goal. The Gulls extended their lead in the final 13 seconds of the frame when Sam Carrick forced a Rampage turnover and hit a trailing Nic Kerdiles for his 12th of the season.
Alex Belzile cut the lead to one after Samuel Blais set up the forward for his fifth power-play goal of the season at the 8:31 mark of the middle frame.
The Gulls retained their 2-1 lead throughout the remainder of the contest, holding off San Antonio's extra attacker for the final 88 seconds of regulation.
Forwards: Defensemen: Goaltenders:
Sanford-Kamenev-Blais Butler-Graves Husso
St. Amant-Agozzino-Petryk Geertsen-Meloche Cannata
Kostin-Belzile-Ranford De Jong-Graham
The Silver and Black return to the Alamo City to take on the Manitoba Moose on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Center. Season tickets for the 2018-19 campaign are available and can be purchased by calling a Rampage representative at 210-444-5554 or online at SARampage.com. The 2017-18 season is presented by H-E-B and Wells Fargo.