GREENVILLE, S.C. – Jacob Ingham's 30-save performance paved the way for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits to earn their league-best 18th win of the season in a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Gladiators on Wednesday night at Bon Secours Wellness Arena.
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Greenville wasted little time bringing the fans to their feet, as Anthony Beauchamp brought the opening possession down the right wing and created a rebound that J.D. Greenway put into the back of the net just 12 seconds into the game. After a late-period, highlight-reel save by Jacob Ingham to deny the Gladiators a power-play goal, the Rabbits added to their advantage with another rebounding puck that was pushed into the net, this time by Bobby Russell, for the 2-0 lead at 18:18.
After a scoreless second period that saw Ingham make another highlight-reel save, Atlanta finally broke through, as Alex Whelan scored 1:51 into the period, breaking up the shutout bid. At 8:37, Brannon McManus netted his fourth of the season, a power-play goal, to re-establish the two-goal lead for Greenville. Late in the game, Ethan Somoza slid the puck to Joe Leahy, who scored the empty net goal at 18:51, solidifying the 4-1 final.
With the win, the Swamp Rabbits improve to 18-4-0-0 and remain atop the South Division and Eastern Conference standings. The Gladiators' loss is the team's seventh straight defeat, as they fall to 9-12-0-0
The Swamp Rabbits travel to the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, South Carolina, on Friday night for a 7 p.m meeting with their in-state rivals, the South Carolina Stingrays.
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