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Storm Electrify Power In 15 8 Upset

02/15/2002, 11:46am EST
By National Lacrosse League

The New Jersey Storm (2-9) claimed an upset victory and their first at home this season as they defeated the NLL Eastern Division leading Washington Power 15-8.

In front of 5,152 fans at the Continental Airlines Arena the Storm took a 7-2 half time lead into the locker room and never looked back. Led by the efforts of newly acquired forward Brian Bendig' s 5-point (3G 2A) performance, the Storm marched on to victory.

Washington was paced by the 2 goals from forward Paul Gait.

Storm goaltender and game MVP Matt Roik picked up the win, stopping an impressive 43 Power shots, while across the turf Washington net minder Tom Still suffered the loss, despite turning away 21 Storm shots.

"We knew sooner or later we would get a win, we?ve playing well and it was only a matter of time," said Storm Head Coach and Canadian Hall of Famer Jim Brady. "What?s best about this victory is that now I have a team who knows they can win."

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