NLL weekly wrap up
GEORGIA – It’s 11 weeks into the National Lacrosse League (NLL) regular season and the Georgia Swarm still retain top spot in the East with a record of 7-3, but the win was costly. Miles Thompson went down with an injury and was placed on the team’s injured reserve list for an indeterminate term.
Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bandits have placed Alex Kedoh Hill on the injured reserve list, moving Brier Jonathan to the Active Roster.
In other transactions around the league, the Rochester Knighthawks released Quinn Powless and the Calgary Roughnecks have released Vaughn Harris.
The Toronto Rock breathing down their necks, one game behind at six wins and four losses. The Rochester Knighthawks still struggle in last in place the division.
In Sunday’s schedule, the New England BlackWolves swarmed the Swarm 13-8
Friday night March the Toronto Rock crushed the Calgary Roughnecks 16-10 at the Air Canada Centre, while the Saskatchewan Rush took down the Colorado Mammoth in overtime, 12-11.
Georgia took a 2-1 first quarter lead and added another early in the second with an extra attacker on the floor when Shawn Evans scored from Keil Matisz and Joihnny Powless. But New England exploded with a four-goal rally, two of them on the powerplay.
The BlackWolves kept coming as they outscored Georgia 7-2 on the period and 8-5 at the half and 11-6 after three quarters. Johnny Powless scored two and assisted on two in the Georgia loss.
Out West it was the Vancouver Stealth winning a 10-6 decision over he Colorado Mammoth.
This week’s games include Colorado in Toronto March 17, the Rochester Knighthawks travel to New England, Calgary is in Georgia and the Buffalo Bandits are on the west coach to face the Stealth.