SWFL Sharks vs Fort Lauderdale Lions – Matchup Preview

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SWFL Sharks vs Fort Lauderdale Lions – Matchup Preview

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Saturday

7/3/2021

3:30 PM

Orange County Convention Center

 

Lions and Sharks both signed up in year one and actually played in the 2017 ‘Redemption match’ after having win-less first seasons. The Sharks won that match in 2017, but the Lions have since won the Championship twice including the most recent As 1 Tournament in December.

Although the Sharks did not make it to day 2 in the As 1 Tournament, they beat the strong Miami Freaks in the sprint relay to cause the first GRIDlock in FGL history.

The Lions have the majority of their team returning from the As 1 Tournament including 2018 MVP Eric Cardona, plus Laura Sanchez, one of the strongest Utility players in the League, and coach-turned player Jaime Gold is stepping onto the GRID again after debuting last year.

The Sharks are missing some long time veterans like Leila Elaty, but have a good core group of players returning like Rachel Meola, Alexis Dempsey, Fransisco Gomez and Wildcard Quentin Ambrosio. Head Coach Nick Habich will also be playing in the match.

Sharks - Match Active Roster
 STARTERS

 

25 Sarina Clark 42 Nick Habich
3 Rachael Meola 29 Francisco Gomez
24 Alexis Dempsey 10 Jhoan Falcon
15 Valerie Gunning 7 Derek Anderson
0 Jenna Riddle 5 Mike Cintron

 

ALTERNATES

 

8 Andrea Collier 27 Kevin Schultz
22 Kara Palumbo 12 Quentin Ambrioso (Wild Card)
    15 Fernando Burga

Definitions:

Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match

Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match.

WildCard – the only alternate allowed to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.

 

Lions - Match Active Roster
STARTERS

 

1 Laura Sanchez 8 Eric Cardona
5 Emiliana Guerra 13 Marcos Medina
43 Amber Bost 24 Holden Dreyer
3 Brielle Machiarelli 27 Mario Santaella
33 Jessica Joyce 31 Brandon True

 

ALTERNATES

 

11 Jaime Gold 14 Jonathan Vanover
0 Nicole Arcamonte 69 Paul Moran (Wild Card)
21 Madalyn Determan 9 Robbie Rodriguez

Definitions:

Starter – the first 5 players in either gender allowed to play in a match

Alternate – a non-starter that can be activated by benching an active player for the remainder of the match.

WildCard – the only alternate allowed to be activated without permanently benching an active player. A WC is limited to 2 races per match.

 

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