The Calgary Roughnecks scored seven unanswered goals late in the fourth quarter for a dramatic 14-11 come-from-behind win over the Vancouver Ravens Sunday afternoon in Vancouver in front of 8,223 at G.M. Place.
The win gave the Roughnecks a sweep of the home and home series between the divisional rivals and came on the heels of three-game Roughnecks losing streak.
Trailing 11-7, with just over five minus remaining in the game, the Roughnecks offense, quiet for much of the game, broke out in a major way with eight straight goals from Jason Wulder, Craig Stevenson, Tracey Kelusky (two straight), Jesse Phillips, Kaleb Toth and finally an empty netter from Brad MacArthur.
"We didn't start the way I would have liked, but I am sure happy with the way we finished," said Roughnecks head coach Chris Hall.
With the win the Roughnecks move their record to 4-3 on the season and match the club's win total from last season. "Even when we were down late we knew we could pull it off, said Roughnecks forward Jason Wulder.
Neil Doddridge, appearing in his 100th career National Lacrosse League game, set the tone of the game early squaring off early with Vancouver's Rich Catton in a scrap which ended in a draw. Doddridge also tallied a goal on a long shot in the third quarter to cap off the milestone game.
The Roughnecks now head back to the Pengrowth Saddledome to take on the Columbus Landsharks Friday, February 7th at 7:30pm. The Roughnecks previously dropped a 14-9 decision to Columbus on January 24th. Call the Roughnecks ticket office at (403) 294-9244 or visit any TicketMaster location to ensure the best available seats. Calgary Roughnecks lacrosse. You'll pay for the whole seat, but only use the edge!