The San Diego Seals went on the road on Saturday night and saw their four-game win streak come to a halt as the New York Riptide used a big second half effort to come away with a 10-8 victory in front of their home fans at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island.
The game was a tale of two halves.
New York scored the game’s first goal 5:55 into the contest but it was all Seals early on as the San Diego side scored seven of the game’s next eight goals to claim a 7-2 lead at intermission. Five different Seals scored during that stretch with Austin Staats and Curtis Dickson both scoring twice, while Dane Dobbie, Wes Berg and Tre Leclaire each scored once.
The second half was a completely different story. New York outscored the Seals 3-1 in the third quarter to climb within 8-5 after three periods but the fourth and final quarter was all New York as the Riptide shut out the Seals while netting five goals of their own. It included a pair of scores from Jeff Teat, who finished the night with a game-high four goals for the Riptide.
Staats had a team-high three goals for the Seals in the losing effort.
With the loss, San Diego falls to 6-3, while the Riptide improve to 5-4. After three trips to the East Coast in the last four weeks, the Seals will enjoy a well-deserved bye next weekend before returning to Pechanga Arena to host the Georgia Swarm on Friday, Feb. 23.