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National Lacrosse League: Colorado Mammoth Open 2014 Season Hosting Edmonton Rush On Dec 28; Rivalry Favors Colorado 6-5 Since 2010
National League Lacrosse: Edmonton Rush Attacker Mark Matthews (Univ. Of Denver) Continues “Hot Streak” By Scoring 5 Goals In 14-7 Win Over Colorado Mammoth On February 16
National League Lacrosse: Edmonton Rush Defeat Washington Stealth 15-10 Behind Six Goals By Rookie Attacker Mark Matthews On Feb 15
The Washington Stealth struggled to score in first and never really got their legs as Edmonton and rookie Mark Matthews ran away with a 15-10 NLL decision before 5,627, Friday at Rexall Place in Edmonton.
The loss dropped the Stealth to 4-4 while Edmonton, now 2-4 with both wins coming against the Stealth, notched their first home win this season.
“We knew exactly what was coming and we let it happen to us,” said Stealth Coach Chris Hall. “We got behind the eight ball early. We just let them smother us right away.”
Playing without the services of defenders Bill Hostrawser, Jeff Moleski and Tim Henderson, Washington was outshot 61-35 and on offense was never able to challenge an Edmonton squad hungry for their first home win of the season.
Although Edmonton landed the first two goals of the game on scores by Ryan Ward and Matthews, Washington came back with a Brett Bucktooth power play goal at 5:06 and a score by Rhys Duch at 3:44 to knot the game at 2-2.
But after three Edmonton goals followed, two closing out the first and Matthews’ opening score in the second, the Stealth were down 5-2 and had managed just five shots – four coming on a power play attempt early in the first.