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Newcomer Colsey Leads Bandits

02/16/2002, 4:56pm EST
By National Lacrosse League

Newcomer Roy Colsey scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter to lead the Buffalo Bandits to a 12-10 comeback win over the Columbus Landsharks Saturday at Nationwide Arena.

Mike Accursi tied the score 9-9 40 seconds into the final stanza. Colsey, acquired earlier this week from the New York Saints, put the Bandits up 10-9 at 4:29, and Pat Maddalena made the score 11-9 ten seconds later. Colsey capped the scoring on a power play at 12:09.

The Landsharks scored the first two goals of the game, and took a 3-2 first quarter lead on Jamie Taylor's extra-man goal with two seconds left on the clock.

The Bandits picked up quick tallies from John Tavares and Pat McCready to open the second stanza, but Kasey Beirnes quickly equalized for the Landsharks at 4-4. Maddalena's first goal of the game, at 4:08, was met by a three-goal Columbus run led by Kyle Jamieson (4:17), Beirnes (7:41) and Brent Rothfuss (9:38).

Tavares and Landsharks ace Gewas Schindler closed out the half with a goal apiece. The Bandits picked up a goal in the third quarter, as McCready scored for the second time and Tavares completed a hat trick.

Winning goalie Steve Dietrich finished with 37 saves. Landsharks starter Mike Miron stopped 34 through the first three quarters. Chris Lewis turned away 10 in re

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