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Attack Move To First With Win Over Saints

02/02/2002, 4:51pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

The Albany Attack cruised to an easy 13-8 win over the New York Saints, winning for the first time in franchise history at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Game MVP Rob Blasdell led Albany, allowing only eight goals on 41 shots, and never allowing the Saints to take a lead.

Josh Sanderson, Nick Trudeau and Albany native Mike Regan led the Attack, each with two goals and an assist. Scott Self, Roy Colsey and Gavin Prout led New York, each with two goals of their own.

Albany dominated the game from the start, taking an early four goal lead on the Saints. New York would tie it up, but a 5-1 third quarter put the Attack up for good.

The Saints came out of the locker room on a mission, with Scott Self and Kris Bryde scoring the only goals of a 2-0 shutout third quarter.

Gord Nash was outstanding, racking up 13 saves in the third alone.

The Attack finished up strong, however, with a 3-0 run, clinching the game. Blasdell entirely shut down the Saints offense, with the exception of a last second goal by John Rosa. Unfortunately for the Saints, it was too little to late, and the Attack put another game in the win column.

Albany improves to 7-2, moving into sole possession of first place in the Central Division and the top spot in the National Lacrosse League. The Attack host the Columbus Landsharks next Friday at the Pepsi Arena. New York falls to 4-6, coming into a must-win home-and- home series with the Vancouver Ravens which begins next Saturday on Long Island.

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