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  • Essendon v North Melbourne
  • Round 21 - 16:40 AEST, Aug 17, 2013
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 15° Shower or two increasing.
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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 16
  • Total 70

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  • Goals 17
  • Behinds 13
  • Total 115

Highlights: Essendon v North Melbourne

The Bombers and Roos clash in round 21

Match Videos

Essendon

  • Q1
    1.3
    (9)
  • Q2
    4.8
    (32)
  • Q3
    6.12
    (48)
  • Q4
    9.16
    (70)
  • Q1
    2.3
    (15)
  • Q2
    7.6
    (48)
  • Q3
    13.10
    (88)
  • Q4
    17.13
    (115)

North Melbourne

Stats

  • 355
  • 191
  • 164
  • 16
  • 32
  • 13
  • 19
  • 42
  • 14
  • 126
  • 46
  • 28
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 376
  • 225
  • 151
  • 15
  • 32
  • 11
  • 21
  • 54
  • 12
  • 139
  • 51
  • 37
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 30:24

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 27:27

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Jacobs)

  • Q4 24:08

    GOALKangaroos (Ryan Bastinac)

  • Q4 20:49

    GOALKangaroos (Robbie Tarrant)

  • Q4 19:31

    BEHINDBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q4 18:01

    GOALBombers (Tom Bellchambers)

  • Q4 16:54

    BEHINDBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q4 16:04

    BEHINDBombers (Heath Hocking)

  • Q4 14:29

    GOALKangaroos (Nathan Grima)

  • Q4 13:00

    GOALBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q4 09:59

    BEHINDBombers (Kyle Hardingham)

  • Q4 08:24

    GOALBombers (Alwyn Davey)

  • Q4 06:03

    GOALKangaroos (Robbie Tarrant)

  • Q4 04:20

    BEHINDKangaroos (Brent Harvey)

  • Q4 03:14

    BEHINDKangaroos (Drew Petrie)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 30:37

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 29:47

    Kangaroos InterchangeShaun Atley off due to an injury.

  • Q3 28:58

    BEHINDKangaroos (Robbie Tarrant)

  • Q3 27:30

    GOALKangaroos (Robbie Tarrant)

  • Q3 25:53

    GOALBombers (Kyle Hardingham)

  • Q3 23:04

    GOALKangaroos (Daniel Wells)

  • Q3 22:26

    BEHINDBombers (Leroy Jetta)

  • Q3 19:02

    BEHINDKangaroos (Aaron Black)

  • Q3 18:15

    BEHINDBombers (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q3 17:06

    GOALKangaroos (Sam Wright)

  • Q3 13:05

    BEHINDKangaroos (Aaron Black)

  • Q3 11:16

    GOALBombers (Alwyn Davey)

  • Q3 10:59

    BEHINDKangaroos (Rushed)

  • Q3 08:45

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q3 06:32

    GOALKangaroos (Drew Petrie)

  • Q3 05:06

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 02:50

    GOALKangaroos (Drew Petrie)

  • Q3 00:33

    GOALKangaroos (Daniel Wells)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 29:55

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 27:27

    BEHINDKangaroos (Robbie Tarrant)

  • Q2 25:54

    BEHINDKangaroos (Lindsay Thomas)

  • Q2 24:16

    GOALBombers (Nick Kommer)

  • Q2 23:02

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Cunnington)

  • Q2 18:25

    GOALKangaroos (Jamie Macmillan)

  • Q2 17:15

    BEHINDBombers (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q2 16:09

    GOALBombers (Tom Bellchambers)

  • Q2 14:44

    GOALKangaroos (Daniel Wells)

  • Q2 13:36

    Bombers InterchangeJake Melksham off due to an injury.

  • Q2 12:18

    GOALKangaroos (Drew Petrie)

  • Q2 10:18

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 08:20

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 06:50

    GOALKangaroos (Sam Gibson)

  • Q2 04:51

    BEHINDKangaroos (Leigh Adams)

  • Q2 04:44

    Kangaroos InterchangeNathan Grima off due to an injury.

  • Q2 03:26

    GOALBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q2 02:53

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 00:26

    BEHINDBombers (Kyle Hardingham)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 26:27

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 26:05

    Bombers InterchangeDyson Heppell off due to an injury.

  • Q1 22:28

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q1 21:08

    BEHINDKangaroos (Sam Wright)

  • Q1 17:52

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q1 11:57

    GOALBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q1 09:18

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Jacobs)

  • Q1 08:02

    BEHINDKangaroos (Rushed)

  • Q1 05:32

    GOALKangaroos (Daniel Wells)

  • Q1 02:59

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 01:41

    GOALKangaroos (Lindsay Thomas)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

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  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Kangaroos: S.Thompson (Omitted), T.Hine (Omitted), J.Ziebell (Omitted), T.Garner (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Kangaroos: N.Grima, B.McKenzie, L.Greenwood, W.Sierakowski

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Bombers: D.Fletcher (Omitted), J.Winderlich (Omitted), S.Gumbleton (Omitted), P.Ryder (Omitted), D.Myers (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Bombers: L.Dalgleish, J.Daniher, S.Crameri, N.O'Brien, L.Jetta

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v North Melbourne Round 21 clash.

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Kangaroo hiding leaves Bombers' season officially in free fall

Jacqui Reed  August 17, 2013 7:24 PM

Rd 21, 2013: Match highlights All the best highlights from North's big win against the Bombers.
Jobe Watson pleads with his teammates for a better effort at half-time

Jobe Watson pleads with his teammates for a better effort at half-time

ESSENDON's season is officially in free fall after the club suffered its fourth loss in as many weeks.

The Bombers were completely outplayed by North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium, going down 17.13 (115) to 9.16 (70).

The loss was compounded by a foot injury to Dyson Heppell, who was subbed out of the game just two minutes into the second quarter.

The midfielder sustained the injury late in the first quarter, and was seen going down into the rooms at the 26-minute mark.

He was absent for the quarter-time address, and after attempting some run-throughs on the boundary, was ruled out for the match, with Leroy Jetta his replacement.


Essendon fought hard in the last quarter to reduce the deficit, only to again be outscored by North Melbourne four goals to three.

Even Nathan Grima got in on the action, kicking his first career goal in an effort that saw the entire side run to him in celebration.

The Kangaroos did all the damage in the third quarter, when they piled on six goals to two to be up by 40 points at the last break.

Drew Petrie (20 disposals, three goals) and Daniel Wells (17 disposals, four goals) were influential in that term, exposing the Essendon defence.

Sam Wright (25 disposals, one goal), and Levi Greenwood (38 disposals) were dominant, as the Bombers lost their grip on the rampaging Roos.


It was an effort that had threatened all day after the Kangaroos controlled the majority of the first half without putting any scoreboard pressure on.

They jumped out of the blocks in the first quarter but managed just a six-point buffer at quarter-time.

Essendon grabbed a two-point lead three minutes into the second term but the Kangaroos responded with three consecutive goals.

"It was a great test of our depth because we've always known we've got that depth, but it's just a matter of how good that depth was. I thought we got the game on our terms for most of it," Kangaroos coach Brad Scott said on Saturday.
 
"Our game is getting better with momentum swinging against us. I thought we iced that pretty well today."

A Kangaroos interchange infringement handed the Bombers a drought-breaking goal through Tom Bellchambers, but the Roos once again found another gear, adding another two goals.

It wasn't the only time the Kangaroos had issues on the bench, with a near-mistake making their substitution in the fourth quarter.

Grima initially donned the subs vest, only to be told Leigh Adams would be the man to leave the game and make way for Will Sierakowski.

The coach says Adams has a 'very minor lateral ligament irritation' in his knee, which he suffered just after the three-quarter time huddle.

Jake Melksham (19 disposals, three goals) was the best of the Bombers, despite battling a foot injury in the second quarter.


Jobe Watson finished with 31 possessions, while Michael Hibberd (26 possessions) was also damaging rebounding from defence.

"I thought today that our work rate and our work ethic was much better than it has been," James Hird said.

"I thought that our skill level with the ball in hand, around the contests and moving the ball from the backline and through the forward line was pretty poor. That's probably where we gave them too many goals from turnovers."

"The pleasing thing for us was I thought our energy was there, I thought our work rate was there, but our skill level certainly hasn't come back to where it was three or four weeks ago."

 North Melbourne's side took a different look with the late withdrawals of Jack Ziebell and Scott Thompson, who were replaced in the selected side by Levi Greenwood and Sierakowski.


 Jobe Watson and the Bombers are struggling to get some form back before September. Picture: AFL Media

ESSENDON                        1.3   4.8      6.12     9.16 (70)                  
NORTH MELBOURNE     2.3    7.6   13.10   17.13 (115)          
 
GOALS
Essendon: Melksham 3, Bellchambers 2, Davey 2, Hardingham, Kommer
North Melbourne: Wells 4, Petrie 3, Tarrant 3, Bastinac, Cunnington, Gibson, Grima, Macmillan, Thomas, Wright
 
BEST 
Essendon: Melksham, Watson, Hibberd, Hardingham, Goddard
North Melbourne: Petrie, Greenwood, Wells, Wright, Hansen, Cunnington
 
INJURIES 
Essendon: Dyson Heppell (foot)
North Melbourne: Jack Ziebell (ankle), Scott Thompson (soreness) replaced in selected side by Will Sierakowski and Levi Greenwood
 
SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Leroy Jetta replaced Dyson Heppell in the first quarter
North Melbourne: Will Sierakowski replaced Leigh Adams in the fourth quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Farmer, Hosking, Jeffery
 
Official crowd: 34,102 at Etihad Stadium

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jobe Watson 14 17 31 5 0 2 0 7 0 0 121
2 Brendon Goddard 15 15 30 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 99
3 Brent Stanton 17 6 23 6 0 2 0 3 0 1 96
4 Jake Melksham 13 6 19 4 0 2 2 4 3 2 95
5 Mark Baguley 6 15 21 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 88
6 Michael Hibberd 15 11 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 85
7 Jake Carlisle 13 8 21 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 77
8 Kyle Hardingham 9 5 14 7 0 0 1 3 1 2 75
9 Tom Bellchambers 7 2 9 3 26 2 2 0 2 0 68
10 Heath Hocking 5 10 15 5 1 2 1 3 0 1 63
11 Cale Hooker 9 9 18 5 0 0 4 3 0 0 60
12 Joe Daniher 7 4 11 6 1 1 0 1 0 4 57
13 Alwyn Davey 6 4 10 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 55
14 Leroy Jetta 5 10 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 54
15 David Zaharakis 8 9 17 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 53
16 Lauchlan Dalgleish 9 4 13 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
17 Nick Kommer 6 5 11 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 47
18 Ben Howlett 8 7 15 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 39
19 Stewart Crameri 6 4 10 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 38
20 Tayte Pears 5 6 11 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 35
21 Dyson Heppell 6 3 9 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 35
22 Nick O'Brien 2 4 6 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 28

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Drew Petrie 18 2 20 10 6 4 1 5 3 1 134
2 Levi Greenwood 13 25 38 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 109
3 Sam Wright 15 10 25 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 99
4 Todd Goldstein 3 11 14 3 30 0 0 6 0 0 94
5 Daniel Wells 14 3 17 5 0 1 1 2 4 0 93
6 Lachlan Hansen 14 10 24 9 0 1 1 1 0 0 91
7 Ben Cunnington 14 10 24 4 0 0 3 5 1 0 91
8 Ryan Bastinac 15 6 21 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 85
9 Ben Jacobs 10 9 19 2 0 1 0 5 0 2 77
10 Aaron Black 11 6 17 8 1 1 2 2 0 2 75
11 Lindsay Thomas 10 4 14 4 0 2 1 4 1 1 72
12 Brad McKenzie 13 5 18 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 72
13 Brent Harvey 12 8 20 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 70
14 Jamie Macmillan 8 8 16 4 0 1 0 2 1 0 67
15 Nathan Grima 11 5 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 64
16 Robbie Tarrant 6 4 10 4 0 1 0 1 3 2 63
17 Shaun Atley 9 4 13 3 0 1 1 4 0 0 58
18 Leigh Adams 5 10 15 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 52
19 Luke Delaney 7 2 9 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 50
20 Aaron Mullett 9 7 16 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 48
21 Sam Gibson 8 2 10 3 0 0 2 2 1 0 45
22 Will Sierakowski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4

Essendon

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Jobe Watson 4 14 17 31 11 20 61 2 5 0 0 0 6 2 4 3 2 0 7 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 82 121
2 Brendon Goddard 9 15 15 30 10 18 83 2 5 0 0 0 6 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 87 99
3 Brent Stanton 5 17 6 23 8 15 82 1 6 0 1 0 3 0 3 2 2 0 3 2 0 3 0 1 1 0 83 96
4 Jake Melksham 17 13 6 19 9 11 63 4 4 0 1 0 5 2 3 0 2 2 4 2 0 5 3 2 0 60 82 95
5 Mark Baguley 46 6 15 21 4 16 71 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 88
6 Michael Hibberd 1 15 11 26 5 18 76 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 90 85
7 Jake Carlisle 22 13 8 21 7 13 81 2 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 77
8 Kyle Hardingham 34 9 5 14 6 8 64 2 7 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 3 1 2 1 25 88 75
9 Tom Bellchambers 2 7 2 9 4 4 88 2 3 0 1 26 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 6 0 2 2 0 0 100 89 68
10 Heath Hocking 39 5 10 15 6 11 73 1 5 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 89 63
11 Cale Hooker 26 9 9 18 7 10 72 6 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 4 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 97 60
12 Joe Daniher 6 7 4 11 3 9 54 0 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 87 57
13 Alwyn Davey 29 6 4 10 2 8 70 0 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 66 76 55
14 Leroy Jetta 7 5 10 15 7 9 73 2 2 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 63 54
15 David Zaharakis 11 8 9 17 5 13 70 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 79 53
16 Lauchlan Dalgleish 36 9 4 13 4 8 76 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 84 48
17 Nick Kommer 38 6 5 11 4 7 63 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 100 83 47
18 Ben Howlett 40 8 7 15 7 9 53 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 76 39
19 Stewart Crameri 12 6 4 10 6 4 40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 90 38
20 Tayte Pears 16 5 6 11 3 7 72 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 35
21 Dyson Heppell 21 6 3 9 4 6 55 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 35
22 Nick O'Brien 10 2 4 6 4 2 100 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 74 28

North Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Drew Petrie 20 18 2 20 10 10 90 1 10 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 4 1 5 3 0 3 3 1 0 75 95 134
2 Levi Greenwood 24 13 25 38 19 19 63 5 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 1 1 4 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 78 109
3 Sam Wright 19 15 10 25 5 16 92 0 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 50 91 99
4 Todd Goldstein 22 3 11 14 9 6 85 1 3 1 0 30 4 3 1 0 0 0 6 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 92 94
5 Daniel Wells 8 14 3 17 5 13 70 1 5 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 4 3 4 0 0 100 80 93
6 Lachlan Hansen 6 14 10 24 8 15 87 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 91
7 Ben Cunnington 10 14 10 24 15 9 70 3 4 1 0 0 7 1 6 2 0 3 5 1 0 5 1 0 2 100 73 91
8 Ryan Bastinac 3 15 6 21 7 14 85 1 6 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 100 82 85
9 Ben Jacobs 5 10 9 19 7 13 73 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 5 1 1 5 0 2 1 0 78 77
10 Aaron Black 35 11 6 17 6 12 64 4 8 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 0 4 0 2 3 0 87 75
11 Lindsay Thomas 12 10 4 14 7 7 50 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 4 3 0 5 1 1 1 33 94 72
12 Brad McKenzie 2 13 5 18 4 12 55 2 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 71 72
13 Brent Harvey 29 12 8 20 5 15 75 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 1 2 0 85 70
14 Jamie Macmillan 34 8 8 16 4 12 81 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 100 86 67
15 Nathan Grima 17 11 5 16 6 10 68 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 0 100 84 64
16 Robbie Tarrant 25 6 4 10 5 5 60 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 50 89 63
17 Shaun Atley 18 9 4 13 5 7 69 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 92 58
18 Leigh Adams 13 5 10 15 6 9 80 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 63 52
19 Luke Delaney 15 7 2 9 2 7 88 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 50
20 Aaron Mullett 41 9 7 16 4 10 75 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 91 48
21 Sam Gibson 43 8 2 10 0 10 70 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 85 45
22 Will Sierakowski 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Tayte Pears,
  • Kyle Hardingham

HB

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Brendon Goddard

C

  • Heath Hocking,
  • Jobe Watson,
  • Lauchlan Dalgleish

HF

  • Joe Daniher,
  • Stewart Crameri,
  • Dyson Heppell

F

  • Nick Kommer,
  • Jake Carlisle,
  • Alwyn Davey

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • Jake Melksham,
  • Brent Stanton

I/C

  • Nick O'Brien,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Ben Howlett

Sub

  • Leroy Jetta

No Late Change

In

  • Lauchlan Dalgleish,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Stewart Crameri,
  • Nick O'Brien,
  • Leroy Jetta

Out

  • Patrick Ryder (Suspension),
  • Scott Gumbleton (Soreness),
  • Jason Winderlich (Hamstring),
  • Dustin Fletcher (Suspension),
  • David Myers (RESTED )

Milestones:

  • Brent Stanton  - Played 200th game

North Melbourne

B

  • Lachlan Hansen,
  • Luke Delaney,
  • Aaron Mullett

HB

  • Sam Wright,
  • Nathan Grima,
  • Shaun Atley

C

  • Ryan Bastinac,
  • Daniel Wells,
  • Sam Gibson

HF

  • Leigh Adams,
  • Robbie Tarrant,
  • Brent Harvey

F

  • Lindsay Thomas,
  • Drew Petrie,
  • Aaron Black

Fol

  • Todd Goldstein,
  • Ben Cunnington,
  • Brad McKenzie

I/C

  • Ben Jacobs,
  • Levi Greenwood,
  • Jamie Macmillan

Sub

  • Will Sierakowski

No Late Change

In

  • Nathan Grima,
  • Brad McKenzie,
  • Levi Greenwood,
  • Will Sierakowski

Out

  • Jack Ziebell (Omitted),
  • Scott D. Thompson (Omitted),
  • Taylor Hine (Omitted),
  • Taylor Garner (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Levi Greenwood  - Played 50th game

Last updated: 7:23pm Saturday, August 17, 2013