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National Lacrosse League: Minnesota Swarm Set Goal Of 4,000 Season Ticket Holders For 2014 Season; Team Celebrates 10th Anniversary Season
National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (6-9) Start Slow, Lose 17-12 To Minnesota Swarm On April 13; Can Clinch Playoff Spot With Win
National League Lacrosse: Washington Stealth (7-5) Lose To Minnesota Swarm 12-5 On March 16 And Delay Clinching Playoff Slot
The win helps erase memories of a poorly-played home loss last weekend as the Mammoth improved to .500 on the year. Colorado showed drastic improvement in all areas of their game, highlighted by a strong defensive performance and a 4-for-5 performance on the power play.
“I challenged the guys after the game last week to dedicate themselves this week and the rest of the season to get where we want to be,” said Mammoth head coach Bob Hamley. “Everybody worked hard tonight.”
John Grant, Jr. led Colorado’s attack once again with five goals and 11 points (5+6) in the game while Mammoth captain Gavin Prout had five points (1+4) in the win.
“We made a point on how terrible we played last week holding the ball, and I was one of the biggest culprits,” Grant said. “This week, I focused on just trying to feed the ball and if I was getting some shots, hopefully I would put them in.”
Colorado’s Jordan McBride opened the scoring in the first two minutes of the game. Minnesota quickly responded with three unanswered goals before the Mammoth fired back on a five-goal run which extended into the second quarter. The Swarm stalled offensively prior to the half ending, adding one goal to their opening frame performance.
Minnesota would start to buzz back in the third, tallying three goals to pull them within two. Colorado’s sticks cooled off meanwhile, with a lone goal in the waning minutes of the quarter courtesy of Sean Pollock.
National League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of The Washington Stealth’s 15-7 Victory Over Minnesota Swarm On Feb 24
The Washington Stealth played host to the Minnesota Swarm on February 24 at the Comcast Arena at Everett. The Swarm won 15-7 thanks to a seven-goal run in the second quarter.
The Minnesota Swarm scored seven unanswered goals in the second quarter tonight, ultimately spoiling Washington Stealth Head Coach Chris Hall’s return to the bench with a 15-7 win at the Comcast Arena at Everett.
The Stealth falls to 1-6 on the season, while Minnesota improves to 4-3.
The first fifteen minutes of the game were highly contested, as the teams played to a 3-3 tie. Ryan Benesch scored twice for the Swarm in the quarter, while the Stealth got goals from Lewis Ratcliff, Dean Hill and Cam Sedgwick. The one glaring difference between the sides in the opening frame was the number of shots taken during the quarter. The Stealth tallied 16 shots on goal, while the Swarm had just six.
The Stealth was without starting goaltender Tyler Richards, who was injured last week against Rochester. Rookie Chris Seidel and the newly-added Matt King split time in goal, allowing 15 goals on 39 shots in the game.
Grant led the team with four goals and three assists while Cameron Holding opened the scoring, recording his first NLL goal in the 12-7 victory in Minnesota.
“It was a tough battle all night but in the fourth quarter we found our legs.” Pollock said.
Grant continues to lead the league with 52 points and 23 goals. Grant widened the lead to 10-7 with 3:34 remaining in the fourth quarter.
National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth (5-0) Look To Stay Unbeaten Against Minnesota Swarm On Feb 18 In St. Paul, MN
Colorado, which owns a two-game lead in the West Division over Minnesota and the Calgary Roughnecks, tied a franchise record with 20 goals scored when the teams met on January 14 at Pepsi Center on Opening Night.
In the opener, Mammoth forward John Grant Jr. led all scorers with 11 points (4g, 7a) en route to being named the National Lacrosse League’s Offensive Player of the Week. Mammoth captain Gavin Prout recorded three goals and six assists, while Minnesota forward Callum Crawford matched Prout’s point total (4g, 5a).
The Mammoth, which leads the league in scoring at 14.2 goals per game, is coming off a bye week. The Swarm offense is second best in the NLL, averaging 13.2 scores per contest. Minnesota won both of its games a weekend ago, defeating the Edmonton Rush and Rochester Knighthawks. Friday’s overtime game was the second-longest in league history (72 minutes and 23 seconds), as the Swarm beat the Rush, 10-9. On Sunday, Minnesota defeated Rochester, 9-6.
National League Lacrosse: Colorado Mammoth Defeat Minnesota Swarm 20-14 In Season Opener As John Grant Jr. Scores 4 Goals With 7 Assists
After his No. 6 was raised to the Pepsi Center rafters before the game, the recently-retired forward predicted to the fans that Colorado would win by three. Close enough, according to teammates.
“Did he say three? That’s it?” Mammoth captain Gavin Prout quipped. “He obviously has no confidence in this team. But seriously, we had about 18 or 19 Brian Langtrys running around out there tonight.”
Before a small-but-enthusiastic crowd undoubtedly reduced because of the Broncos-Patriots game, the Mammoth broke a five-game losing streak to the Swarm with one of the finest offensive outbursts in team annals.