Strides for New York Riptide in second season


The New York Riptide made considerable progress in its second National Lacrosse League season, finishing 6-12 under head coach Dan Ladouceur including three overtime losses within the first six games.

Here’s a game-by-game recap of the 2021-22 campaign.

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Game 1: Dec. 4, 2021
Rochester 13, Riptide 12 (OT)

Thomas Hoggarth’s goal 90 seconds into overtime spoiled the season opener for the Riptide, which tied the game in dramatic fashion with three seconds left in regulation on a Connor Kearnan goal. Rookie Jeff Teat totaled seven points, including four goals, in his first NLL contest.

Game 2: Dec. 10, 2021
Philadelphia 14, Riptide 12
New York scored six times in the third quarter to pull even with the Wings but managed only one goal in the fourth and dropped its second straight. Callum Crawford had four goals and four assists in the loss, and Kieran McArdle added a hat trick and six assists.

Game 3: Dec. 12, 2021
Georgia 14, Riptide 10
The Riptide failed to score in the second quarter and dug a five-goal halftime deficit on the way to falling to the Swarm at Nassau Coliseum. McArdle had three goals and three assists, while Jay Thorimbert won 19 of 28 draws.

Game 4: Jan. 15, 2022
Panther City 13, Riptide 12 (OT)
Despite scoring six goals in the fourth quarter to force overtime, the Riptide couldn’t complete the wild comeback and fell on Patrick Dodds’ goal 10:50 into the extra session. Kearnan had five goals.

Game 5: Jan. 23, 2022
Riptide 13, Philadelphia 12
Rookie goaltender Steven Orleman made 56 saves, Teat (six) and McArdle combined for 11 assists, and the Riptide earned their first victory of the season. Kearnan’s fourth goal with 2:48 remaining proved the game-winner.

Game 6: Jan. 30, 2022
Buffalo 18, Riptide 17 (OT)
For the third time in the first six games, New York suffered a hard-fought overtime defeat when Chris Cloutier scored for the Bandits 1:11 into the fifth quarter. Buffalo also scored the last three goals of regulation. Teat exploded for 12 points and Crawford 11.

Game 7: Feb. 4, 2022
Halifax 13, Riptide 10
The Thunderbirds scored six of the game’s last nine goals to win it after Crawford tied it a 7 just over a minute into the second half. Crawford’s four goals paced the offense. Orleman turned aside 48 shots.

Game 8: Feb. 12, 2022
Georgia 13, Riptide 11
Lyle Thompson had four goals and Shayne Jackson a hat trick as the Swarm stung the Riptide for the second time in two months. New York got nine points from Teat but never led in this one.

Game 9: Feb. 26, 2022
Riptide 14, Toronto 13
Teat made sure the Riptide avoided overtime by breaking a late deadlock off a feed from Damon Edwards to win it with 1:51 left in regulation. Teat and Crawford had four goals apiece.

Game 10: March 5, 2022
Toronto 12, Riptide 9
The Rock was held scoreless for the first 18:20 but the Riptide managed just a Dan Lomas goal over that same span and quickly trailed 5-2 at halftime as Toronto avenged defeat in the previous matchup.

Game 11: March 12, 2022
Riptide 15, Rochester 12
The Riptide played its best opening quarter of the season and led 6-0. The Knighthawks got within 7-6 late in the second but never led. Crawford had five goals on the night and Teat seven helpers.

Game 12: March 26, 2022
Riptide 15, Albany 6
The Riptide defense and Orleman pitched shutouts in the second and fourth quarters in a convincing victory. Crawford had four goals and four assists, and Scott Dominey scooped nine loose balls.

Game 13: April 2, 2022
Philadelphia 11, Riptide 5
New York’s offense stalled in the second half, collecting only one goal, and it trailed throughout. Teat’s three assists paced the scoresheet on the team’s lowest-scoring performance of the season.

Game 14: April 4, 2022
Colorado 10, Riptide 7
The Mammoth scored three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to win it in Denver. Teat, Kearnan and Jake Fox had three points apiece in the setback. Teat tied it at 7 late in the third.

Game 15: April 9, 2022
Riptide 15, Buffalo 12
The Riptide rolled to a 6-1 lead after 15 minutes and never looked back. Teat notched six goals, McArdle and Lawson Sundown had a goal and three assists, and Fox and Andrew Borgatti also had three helpers.

Game 16: April 16, 2022
Riptide 15, Rochester 7
Teat (10 points) and Fox (four goals) led a strong offensive effort as New York strung together back-to-back wins for the second time in as many months. Orleman faced only 43 shots, stopping 36.

Game 17: April 23, 2022
Halifax 16, Riptide 13
The Riptide played with fire in its home finale at Nassau Coliseum but couldn’t slow down the Thunderbirds’ offense. Austin Shanks had five goals for the visitors. Crawford had five goals, Fox three, and Teat 10 points.

Game 18: April 30, 2022
Albany 17, Riptide 9
After an evenly played first half that saw each squad score six times, the FireWolves took control in the third quarter by outscoring the Riptide 6-0. Teat had five points, giving him a league-record 108 by a rookie.