ROCHESTER – It seems half of the NLL teams in play last Friday night couldn’t get past 9 goals as the Buffalo Bandits defeated Rochester 13-9, New England overtook Toronto 10-9 and Colorado downed Calgary 18-9.
Saturday, Rochester got revenge against the Bandits 9-8 but went to OT to do it. In Calgary, the Roughnecks fended off the Georgia Swarm 18-11 and out west, Vancouver slashed the Saskatchewan Rush, 19-9.
In Buffalo, Friday night, Alex Kedoh Hill scored two and assisted on four for the Bandits. Dhane Smith scored two and assisted on five for a seven pointer. Brad Self went 3G,3A in the Buffalo win on the first leg of a home and home series which continued back in Rochester Saturday night.
Mitch de Snoo played the goat, taking a late game penalty for holding the stick of an opponent at 13:31. On the ensuing powerplay Josh Currier scored from Graeme Hossack to send the game into OT where Dan Dawson scored the game winner at 1:02.
Defenseman Brier Jonathan assisted on one in his first game with the Bandits for his first NLL point, Saturday night.
Despite another notable contribution to the Georgia Swarm organization by the Thompson brothers, Georgia lost to Calgary 18-11, Saturday night. Lyle Thompson scored two and assisted on three, Miles assisted on three and Jerome scored one and assisted on two in the Swarm loss. Johnny Powless also added a goal and an assist. But Calgary’s Dane Dobbie was having one of those career nights for the Roughnecks scoring seven and assisting on four for an 11-point game. Friday night at the Pepsi Centre in Colorado, Colorado doubled up on Calgary 18-9.
In other NLL lacrosse action Friday night, New England defeated the Toronto Rock 10-9 in OT, and on Saturday night, in the west, Vancouver bested the Saskatchewan Rush 13-9.
This coming weekend in the NLL, Calgary is in Toronto Saturday night, March 11, and Colorado is in Saskatchewan. Sunday, Georgia is in New England and Vancouver is in Colorado.