Wildfire Lose 12-23 to Wind Chill

-Chicago, IL- 

 

Saturday’s game at Lane Tech Stadium provided some good, ¬†some bad, and some ugly for the Chicago Wildfire. With an tempestuous storm finding it’s way to the game, the Minnesota Wind Chill grabbed another win this season before the game was called in the fourth quarter. The 12-23 is the biggest losing margin by the Wildfire this season.

This devastating loss comes as a surprise, especially with the upward trajectory this season has taken. Two weeks ago we saw an upset win over the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds, and before that a one point loss to the Madison Radicals. It’s easy to wonder where that same fight was going into Saturday’s game. At first glance, it’s apparent that turnovers plagued both sides of the disc from the beginning of the game. Pawel Janas and Michael Pardo didn’t seem to have the dynamic connection they normally possess. It didn’t help that Chicago’s defense wasn’t able to finish opportunities after the turn. So, what happened?

“Hard to say, to be completely honest.” Coach King responded Sunday after the game.

“There was some adversity thrown at us, but you’ve got to have the mental toughness to persevere and rise above. That’s something this team needs to keep working on. A loss is a loss. How we respond to this is what I’m most concerned about now.”

Chicago’s current standing is 2-7, making them second to last in the league. With Indianapolis just one win ahead of them, and 3 combined games left against Indy and Detroit, the Wildfire have a great chance at making a run to secure a fourth place standing in the division. This alone would be a far greater improvement for the overall season than most were expecting.

This Sunday at 1:00pm the Wildfire host the Detroit Mechanix. Starting at 11:00am will be the Youth Clinic on the field, and at 11:30 Riverview Tavern and GLUE will hold their tailgate in the DeVry University parking lot. Come out and cheer on the boys as they try to get their third win of the season.

 

 

T.K.

June 19, 2017 | Uncategorized | 0

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