Knighthawks, Mammoth, Bandits All Win at Home

The K-Hawks will travel to play Toronto and Philadelphia next weekend. Rochester plays the Toronto Rock on Saturday, March 15th at 7:00 p.m. and then flies to Philly to play the Wings Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The Knighthawks will return home on Saturday, March 29th to take on the Edmonton Rush. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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Unable to secure the first win by a visiting team in Rochester this season, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League (NLL) fell to the Knighthawks 13-8 at the Blue Cross Arena on Saturday night.

Fresh off their bye week, Philadelphia started the game at full-strength and anxious to prove a point on the road. The Wings tallied the first score of the night and built a 4-2 lead through the first quarter. Forward Jordan Hall contributed three points (one goal, two assists) in the first.

Rochester found their stride in the second quarter and went on a 4-0 run to gain their first lead of the evening. Philadelphia was outscored in the second frame but tied things up at 5-5 as both teams entered halftime. A small scuffle broke out when the clock expired in the first half between the NLL East Division rivals. No penalties were assigned. Forward Jordan Hall notched his second goal of the evening and led all runners in points through two quarters with a total of four (two goals, two assists).

Rochester controlled the second half to lead to their victory over Philadelphia. The Knighthawks outscored the Wings 8-3 through the final two quarters. Rochester went on three different scoring runs in the second half and outshot the Wings 42-40 in shots on goal.

Forwards Jordan Hall and Kevin Crowley shined the brightest for Philadelphia by contributing multi-goal games. Combined they added eight of the 20 points for the Wings (five goals, three assists).

Rochester leading scorer Cody Jamieson added four goals to surpass the 20 goal plateau on the season. Former Wing, Dan Dawson, tallied six points against his old squad (five assists, one goal). With the loss, Philadelphia drops to 3-8 on the season and sits at fourth place in the NLL East Division.

The Wings make their way back to Philadelphia to take on the Rochester Knighthawks for the final match-up of the 2014 regular season series between the two, at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, March 16 at 4:00 p.m.

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DENVER Colorado Mammoth forward Sean Pollock had his world rocked two years ago when his wife, Jenna, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Jenna won her battle. Sean won the game on Saturday for the Mammoth on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center with wife looking on from the stands, scoring the game-winner in overtime on 'Lacrosse Out Cancer' Night while donning Jenna's name on the back of his jersey.

"If you want to write a script, that'd be a good one to have," said Pollock.

After falling behind 5-0 early in the second quarter, the Mammoth defense held the Calgary Roughnecks without a goal for nearly 39 minutes. During that stretch, Colorado scored nine times.

But just eight seconds after John Grant Jr.'s goal 9:21 into the fourth quarter gave Colorado a four-goal lead, Calgary's Jeff Shattler responded. Then, 38 seconds later, Shattler scored again.

The Roughnecks would add two more in the final 1:06 of regulation with an extra attacker on the floor to push the game to overtime. That's when the storybook was written.

"I honestly didn't think I was going to play today," said Sean Pollock, after suffering an injury in practice last night. "Obviously this is my favorite game of the year, and I wanted to play. Once I got to the arena and got moving a little bit, that pain went away."

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