The San Antonio Rampage have not been successful as of late. With a playoff berth getting less possible with each passing game, the Silver and Black are playing for pride and the hope to improve as the season comes to a close.
The Rampage suffered a 6-2 loss to the San Diego Gulls to begin their two-game California road trip on Monday night of their seventh straight loss.
San Diego lit the lamp first, which meant trouble for the Silver and Black. Chris Wagner put the Gulls on the board, who are undefeated when tallying the first goal of the game. The Rampage answered back minutes later with a tally off Garry Nunn’s stick to knot the score at one goal apiece after 20 minutes.
The Gulls took control in the second period, scoring three goals to pull away. San Diego got tallies from Ondrej Case and Brandon Montour four minutes apart, while Nic Kerdiles scored before the period ended to make it a 4-1 game going into the final period of play.
Chris Mueller extended San Diego’s lead to four goals less than a minute into the period and Brian McGrattan added another tally just over three minutes later to make it 6-1. Cody Corbett stopped the bleeding for San Antonio with a late goal, but it was not enough as the Rampage fell 6-2.
San Antonio finished 1-for-3 on the power play, while San Diego was 1-for-4. The Rampage outshot the Gulls 37-33 for the game.
The Rampage are now 24-32-8-0 on the season and will return to the ice on Friday night at 9 p.m. when they travel to Ontario to face the Reign.