Gavin Prout scored the game-winning goal at 1:18 in the fourth quarter to carry the New York Saints to a 17-13 victory over the Columbus Landsharks. The Saints improve to 3-2, while Columbus falls to 0-3.
The Landsharks were led by Gewas Schindler. The 5-11, 175-pound native netted 1 goal and 4 assists for Columbus. Following Schindler and adding four points tonight were, Neal Powless (3 1=4), Kasey Beirnes (4 0=4) and Mark Steenhuis (2 2=4).
Three players added five points each for the Saints? offense tonight. The top overall draft pick in the 2001 NLL Entry Draft, Gavin Prout scored one goal and had four assists for the Saints. First team All Pro and NLL Leading scorer last season, Roy Colsey, led the Saints with five goals. Former Ottawa Rebel player, Kris Bryde netted four goals and one assist.
Landsharks goaltender, Phil Wetherup was credited with 24 saves against New York.
Goalie, Gord ?Gee? Nash, left the Saints cage with 31 saves.
The Landsharks? Neal Powless scored the first goal of the game with 6:05 into the first quarter. At halftime the Saints and the Sharks were even with seven goals each. The game-winning goal by Prout at 1:18 in the third quarter gave the Saints momentum, scoring five consecutive goals against Wetherup to take the lead.