Last season Roger Vyse was a member of the Toronto Rock where he put up six goals in three games. He was a victim of the shortened rosters, and was cut by the Rock before the season.
Vyse made his debut this weekend with the Philadelphia Wings after being signed last week. He was a part of the losses to Toronto on Friday night and Edmonton on Saturday. “It’s definitely tough to come into a new team that has high expectations of you but excuses don’t cut it in this league,” said Vyse. “Back to back games are tough but I felt good, scoring some goals is what’s needed and I have to do a better job of this moving forward.”
Vyse put up four points in his two games last week, all of them assists. He took seven shots on goal without scoring. “I definitely was excited to be back in the NLL. I still believe I can compete at a high level and very glad to get another shot.”
The last time Vyse played regularly was in 2012 when he played nine games for the Buffalo Bandits, putting up 23 points. The year before that he had 36 points in 13 games.
Philadelphia has struggled of late with both losses last weekend ugly. Vyse, however, was a bright spot in their struggles. “We have a great base of veteran leadership in the locker room with some amazing rookie talent learning the game as they go and building each game,” said Vyse. “The compete level is very high and I sure hope we can peak at the right moment. The team is a tight unit and couldn’t ask for a better opportunity to help this team get back to their winning ways.
“We can only get better as the season progresses, learn from past mistakes and correct the little things that we can control. The effort is there we just didn’t get the outcome we wanted this past weekend. Offensively we need a better showing. Myself personally I need to contribute more than what I did this past weekend and hopefully I get that chance to do so.”
This weekend the Wings face off against the Buffalo Bandits, a team Vyse previously played for. Buffalo lost last weekend to snap their five game winning streak and both teams are looking to get back on track.
“Each divisional game here on out is huge and Buffalo is playing some great lacrosse this season,” said Vyse. “We need to get to Cozmo early and keep the pressure on them and that’s easier said than done. This team (Wings) knows where they want to go and what needs to be done we just hope we can stick to our game plan and hopefully come out with the W.”