The D.C. Current scored on each of their five possessions on route to a 23-17 victory over the Vancouver Nighthawks.
Despite plenty of offense and no turnovers in the first quarter, it was the Current’s defense that was the difference. Dominating most of the evening and taking 6 break points in the first quarter, the outcome was hardly in doubt. The defense continued it’s masterful performance in the second quarter as well, giving up only two goals for the entire frame.
In the second half, Vancouver came out swinging, staging a second half comeback that has been their hallmark all season as the Nighthawk’s Kevin Greer caught two straight breaks to cut the lead to 5, 15-10. The mood began to shift and the Vancouver faithful tried to rally their team to victory, but the big first half lead was clearly too much to overcome, and by using up extra time on offense, DC coasted to the final score of 23-17.
Proving that the offense was well-balanced and their depth strong, playing without reigning conference MVP, Alan Kolick, the DC offense still functioned on an ultra high level. D.C.’s Markham Shofner was top scorer on the night with six points, (four goals and two assists). As a testament to their deep bench, Cody Johnston, Tom Doi, Sean Keegan and Jeff Wodatch each had four points on the night.
DC coach Kevin Moldenhauer summed it up by saying, “Everybody stood out, everybody was making plays. Working hard has been our team motto all year long.”
The DC Current finished the year with a gaudy record of 11-1 and proving even before the final game, that they had the most talented squad in the league.
Is it too early to talk about a dynasty? The 2015 season will have much to say on that topic.