Daily Archives: January 23, 2011

National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (2-2) Defeat Calgary Roughnecks (2-2) In Calgary As Offense Has Breakout Game

The Washington Stealth offense has been waiting for a night like this all season long.  Five players recorded at least five points as the Stealth evens its record at 2-2 with a 19-14 win over the Calgary Roughnecks (2-2) at the Scotiabank Saddledome Saturday night.

Maybe it was last weekend’s 16-8 drubbing at the hands of the Minnesota Swarm that lit a fire under the Stealth coming into this weekend’s game.  Perhaps it was exacting revenge for the 13-11 loss to the Roughnecks at the Comcast Arena on January 9.  Or it could have been the brawl in the opening seconds of tonight’s contest that helped the Stealth return to the form its fans saw throughout the 2010 season.

“Even though it’s early in the season, our backs were kind of against the wall,” said Stealth Head Coach Chris Hall following the Stealth’s win.  “We were way more focused and brought way more intensity tonight and it was fueled even more by the physicality of the game early on.”

The Stealth offense was held to just 10 goals per game through the first three games as it relied heavily on All-Pro forwards Rhys Duch and Lewis Ratcliff.  That pair continued their production, with eight points apiece, but it was the play of the rest of the offense that led the Stealth to victory tonight.

For more:  http://www.stealthlax.com/articles/view/552/19/

National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (1-2) Defeated By Philadelphia Wings (1-2) 11-10 In Denver After Jumping Out To Early Lead

The Colorado Mammoth fell 11-10 at home to the Philadelphia Wings in front of 16,034 fans on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center

Colorado Mammoth Forward Brian Langtry

Saturday night. Key contributors for the Mammoth included forward Brian Langtry, who scored a hat trick in the game, and forward John Grant Jr., who tallied 8 points on 2 goals and 6 assists. Despite these efforts, Mammoth penalties and Philadelphia’s transition offense proved to be too much for Colorado to overcome.

The Mammoth got on the board early with an underhand goal by Langtry just 24 seconds into the first quarter. Colorado piled on two more goals just 32 seconds apart – the first coming from forward Jason Wasson on an assist from Grant, the second from Langtry who collected a rebound, beat one defender, then buried it in the back of the net.  Grant racked up his third assist of the quarter with a pass to forward Mike McLellan on a power-play goal to put the Mammoth up 4-0. Philadelphia finally found the net with 1:21 remaining in the quarter to bring the score to 4-1.

For more:  http://www.coloradomammoth.com/news/mammoth-news/mammoth-v-phi-122