Renegades Win Five In A Row, Move Atop Northeast

Richmond went 3-0 last weekend increasing its current winning streak to five games while moving into first place in the Northeast Division which has had a different leader each of the past five weeks. Trenton led the Northeast after each of the first two weekends of play, but was replaced by Atlantic City on October 28. Reading moved atop the standings on November 4, but was displaced a week later by Atlantic City.

It is the second five-game winning streak of the season for the Renegades, who have won 10 of their last 12 games. Richmond, which has won five consecutive home games, hosts Augusta on Friday and Roanoke on Saturday.

Richmond beat Roanoke 8-1 on Friday and Reading 7-2 on Saturday before closing out the weekend with a 3-2 win over Roanoke on Sunday. The Renegades scored 18 goals in three games last weekend raising their goals per game average from 2.93 to 3.44. The eight goals on Friday were the most since the Renegades scored nine goals against Greensboro on January 13, 2001 while the seven-goal margin of victory was the largest since December 15, 1999 when Richmond beat Greensboro 9-1.

Lars Pettersen has scored in six consecutive games and leads the Renegades with 13 assists and 20 points while Nick Lent leads Richmond with 10 goals. Dan Lombard has won his last five starts in net improving to 5-1-0 with a 2.12 goals against average and a .924 save percentage while Marc Magliarditi is 6-6-0 with a 3.31 goals against average and a .885 save percentage.