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Saturday, February 27, 2016

BUFFALO 19 SASKATCHEWAN 18 (OT)

SASKATOON - Mitch Jones scored his fifth goal of the game 3:44 into overtime to lift the Buffalo Bandits to a 19-18 victory over the Saskatchewan Rush on Friday in National Lacrosse League action.

Dhane Smith and Ryan Benesch each scored four times for the Bandits (5-4), while Benesch added four assists for an eight-point outing.

Mitch Wilde had a pair of goals, Mark Steenhuis had a goal and six assists, Alexander-Kedoh Hill scored once and set up four more, Anthony Malcolm had a goal and three assists and Daryl Veltman struck once to round out the Buffalo offence.

Robert Church led the Rush (4-3) with five goals and four helpers while Mark Matthew matched Church's nine-point performance with two goals and seven assists.

Saskatchewan also got four goals and two assists from Ben McIntosh, two goals and three assists from Dan Taylor, a pair of goals apiece from Adrian Sorichetti and Nik Bilic and a single from Jarrett Davis.

Davide DiRuscio earned the win for the Bandits after stopping 38-of-52 shots. Anthony Cosmo replaced DiRuscio for 7:52 of floor time and allowed four goals on 12 shots. Rush goalie Aaron Bold took the loss after giving up 12 goals on 34 shots in 42:50. Tyler Carson didn't fare any better, giving up seven goals on 15 shots.

Buffalo went 2 for 6 on the power play while Saskatchewan was 3 for 8.

(Canadian Press)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tough one to lose for Saskatchewan with close to 10,500 fans on hand again. Very entertaining before again, a great noisy crowd.

Anonymous said...

Question for all the lacrosse fans that took in the game in Saskatoon. I watched the game on the internet and wonder what is the significance of the fist pumping of the chest?

Anonymous said...

Typical Saskatoon team... Team slipping...attendance slipping...

Anonymous said...

the league is in trouble