NLL: Hill backstops Knighthawks to second-straight victory

April 9, 2019

The Rochester Knighthawks did their part, but their 12-10 win over the Toronto Rock on Saturday night at Blue Cross Arena wasn’t enough to secure them a playoff spot. The New England Black Wolves’ win over San Diego meant the ‘Wolves took the last Eastern Division playoff spot. The Knighthawks played spoiler, though, although it probably gave them little comfort once they stepped off the floor and heard the score…

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NLL: Staats brothers next in long tradition of family facing off in NLL

April 5, 2019

Friday night marks the first time the next set of lacrosse playing brothers will face off against each other in the National Lacrosse League, as Randy Staats’ Georgia Swarm host Austin Staats’ San Diego Seals. Austin has long been touted as someone to watch in lacrosse for his dynamic ability to score and create chances. Teams were salivating over him long before left Onondaga Community College to declare himself eligible…

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NCAA: Blue Jays enter Big 10 conference play with .500 record

March 28, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays enter conference play this week with five consecutive matchups against Big 10 opponents. Heading into their next game at Michigan, the #16 ranked Hopkins has an overall record of 4-4. Losses came against Towson, Loyola, Syracuse and Virginia, while they picked up wins over UNC, Princeton, Mount St. Mary’s and Delaware. The Blue Jays top three scorers are Joey Epstein (20G/8A), Kyle Marr (17G/6A) and…

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NCAA: Sullivan’s hat trick leads Pios over Tigers

March 28, 2019

The #13 Denver Pioneers defeated the #7 Towson Tigers 7-6 on Saturday at Unitas Stadium. Towson led 6-4 heading into the fourth quarter but the Pios rattled off three goals in the final frame to take the one-goal victory. Ethan Walker got things started 2:17 in, batting a rebound out of the air and into the back of the cage. Colin Rutan, assisted by Ted Sullivan, tied the game at…

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NLL: McLaughlin’s 12 points give Colorado a mammoth win over Vancouver

March 27, 2019

Things are looking grim for the Vancouver Warriors’ playoff hopes after a pair of losses to the Colorado Mammoth this past weekend. The Warriors fell to 4-10, two games behind the Mammoth for the last spot in the Western Division. Saturday’s 14-4 loss was the worst of the season. The Mammoth, knowing how important it was to gain ground over the Warriors, came out on fire and showed no signs…

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ALL: Surprises abound in week 13

March 27, 2019

The penultimate weekend of Arena Lacrosse League action brought surprises and upsets. The St. Catharines ShockWave’s 11-game winning streak was finally snapped as they fell to the Six Nations Snipers. The last-place Whitby Steelhawks picked up a much needed win over the Toronto Monarchs, who continue their slide to the bottom of the standings with their fifth-straight loss. And the Peterborough Timbermen’s comeback tour ended at two games as they…

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ALL: Top two teams clinch playoff spots

March 20, 2019

Two playoff spots were determined in week 12 of Arena Lacrosse League play with the St. Catharines ShockWave and Peterborough Timbermen wrapping up first and second place, respectively. Two weekends of play are left for the remaining five teams to claim their own positions.   Toronto Monarchs 10 @ Peterborough Timbermen 14 It was another huge comeback win for the Timbermen over the Monarchs, echoing last week’s matchup at the…

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NLL: Boushy’s big debut not enough to propel Knighthawks to win

March 16, 2019

The Georgia Swarm became the first team to clinch an NLL playoff berth on Friday night, but it didn’t come easily against Chris Boushy and a revamped Rochester Knighthawks squad. The Swarm were at Blue Cross Arena to face the Knighthawks, which had six new faces in their lineup (with two more in the stands waiting their turn). The Swarm jumped on them early, leading 5-0 just over five minutes…

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ALL: Playoff race tightens with three weeks left

March 14, 2019

There are only three weeks left in the Arena Lacrosse League’s regular season, and every team has an eye on the playoffs. Of course, every one of the seven teams in the league will make the playoffs, but positioning is important. First place, which can be clinched by the St. Catharines ShockWave after one more win, will receive a bye in the first round of single-elimination games. Then it will…

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ALL: Nick Damude strong in Timbermen win

March 7, 2019

Whitby Steelhawks 6 @ Peterborough Timbermen 18 The Peterborough Timbermen moved back into second place with an 18-6 win over the Whitby Steelhawks this past Saturday thanks to an impressive goaltending display from Nick Damude. The Rochester Knighthawks’ prospect made 57 stops against a surging Steelhawks’ team. “Damude’s done what he’s done all year and played incredible. It was a collective win but he was unreal,” said Timbermen captain Mark…

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