San Francisco Dragons vs. La Riptide
May 31, 2008
The Game Story:
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Playing their first game at Spartan Stadium, the San Francisco Dragons hoped that a week off would be the trick in getting their first win of the season. However, the Los Angeles Riptide overcame a slow start and spoiled the Dragons' home opener with their second straight win, a 17-13 victory over San Francisco.

Chazz Woodson led the Riptide to the victory by scoring three goals as Los Angeles improved to 2-1 on the season.

After falling behind by a 2-1 margin in the first quarter, the Dragons rallied by scoring three of the first four goals in the second quarter for a 4-3 lead midway through the stanza. However, Woodson led Los Angeles on a 5-1 spurt to end the period by scoring two of his three goals during the rally.

The Riptide continued their strong play to start the third quarter by scoring three of the first four goals of the frame, upping their lead to 11-6 with 7:28 left. The teams traded three goals, including a two-point marker each, to end the third quarter.

The Dragons opened the fourth quarter by scoring three of the first four goals to narrow their deficit to 16-13, but Woodson sealed the victory with 2:07 remaining by converting a pass from Michael Watson.

While Woodson led the Riptide with a "hat trick", goalkeeper Mickey Jarboe made 16 saves to lead the Riptide defense.

Jarett Park and Tim Booth each scored three goals to lead the Dragons in the loss.