SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Rampage fell in both of their games to the Colorado Eagles (2-1-1) at the AT&T Center over the weekend, concluding their opening-week homestand.
In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of both games with a few notes:
Friday, October 12: Rampage 1, Colorado 2
The San Antonio Rampage dropped their second straight game of the 2018-19 season, a 2-1 decision to the Colorado Eagles, in front of 6,435 fans in the AT&T Center on Friday night.
The game was the second straight loss for San Antonio, who opened the 2018-19 season with a four-game homestand. Colorado will play San Antonio one more time on Saturday as the Rampage conclude the homestand.
After two scoreless periods, the home team was the first to light the lamp. Zach Sanford took a pass from Brian Flynn and beat Colorado goaltender Pavel Francouz with a wrist shot to put the Rampage up 1-0.
Colorado responded quickly when Igor Shvyrev put home a rebound off a Ryan Graves shot past San Antonio goaltender Jordan Binnington to knot the score at one apiece. The Eagles scored the game-winner off a breakaway goal from Logan O’Connor at the 10:53 mark of the period.
Despite outshooting Colorado 28-20, including 12-5 in the third period, and having three power plays in the final seven minutes – the Rampage could not find a way to force overtime.
“Guys are finding their touch and getting used to each other,” Sanford said of the scoring woes. “Hopefully it’ll come sooner rather than later.”
Saturday, October 13: Rampage 1, Colorado 3
The Rampage dropped the second game against the Eagles at the AT&T Center on Saturday night, despite scoring the first goal of the game.
Stephen Perfetto opened the scoring just two minutes into the game on his very first shift of the season. He redirected a shot past Colorado goaltender Pavel Francouz to put San Antonio up a goal.
Colorado tied the game up just 51 seconds into the second period when J.C. Beaudin put home a rebound off Logan O’Connor’s shot past Ville Husso. Scott Kosmachuk took advantage of San Antonio’s back-to-back penalties and beat Husso to put the Eagles up 2-1.
Nicolas Meloche added a goal in the third period to finalize the scoring at 3-1.
“We have to be better,” Rampage head coach Drew Bannister said. “We had some missed opportunities and missed nets. We had poor execution on simple plays that we expect our guys to be better at.”
The Rampage are now 1-3-0 (2 points) on the season and will hit the road for the first time in the 2018-19 season when they travel to Canada to face the Manitoba Moose (1-3-0, 2 pts) on Friday night at the MTS Centre.