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Saints Come Back To Stop Storm

11/30/2001, 3:21pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

Roy Colsey had five goals and two assists, and #1 draft pick Gavin Prout made his professional debut with a hat trick and two assists as the New York Saints came from behind to defeat the New Jersey Storm 14-9 Friday at Continental Arena.

The expansion Storm carried the first quarter momentum, running up a 5-3 lead with two goals from Cam Bomberry and one each from Travis Kilgour, Matt Panetta and Blake Miller.

Colsey's first-period hat trick kept New York within striking distance. Colsey picked up another goal and Prout found his scoring touch in the second, and Jonas Derks beat Storm goalie Derek General with 1:16 left on the clock to produce an 8-8 halftime tie.

The teams traded power play goals to open the third period, before Prout put New York up for good with tallies at 10:28 and 11:05. The Saints put the game on ice with unanswered fourth-quarter tallies by Brian Spallina, Colsey and Rusty Kruger, who also finished with a hat trick. Netminder Gord Nash picked up eight of his 46 saves to stifle any late Storm surge.

Kilgour and Bomberry each finished with two goals for the Storm. Dallas Squire and Clayton Barnes also scored. General finished with 40 saves.

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