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Ravens Defeat Saints, 18 16

02/28/2003, 10:16am EST
By National Lacrosse League

The Vancouver Ravens snapped a three-game losing streak tonight, downing a spirited New York Saints team 18-16 in front of 7,174 at General Motors Place.

The Saints opened the game strongly, scoring three times before the Ravens could answer. The Ravens bounced back strongly, scoring four unanswered goals to lead 4-3. Both teams continued to trade scores during the second quarter, the score tied at 10 ? 10 going into halftime.

Vancouver established a three-goal lead early in the third quarter, taking the lead for good. Vancouver outshot and outscored New York to take the game 18-16.

It was the Stroup and Gill show for the Ravens, who between them accounted for 11 of the Ravens goals. Game MVP Gill led the Ravens with six goals, while Stroup had five. Matt Dwane chipped in with two goals, including the game winner, while Cam Sedgwick had five assists. Scott Wylie, in relief
for Dwight Maetche, recorded his first win this season for Vancouver, making nine saves in 16:42 of play.

Chris Panos led the Saints with eight points (4G, 4A), while Chris Driscoll had nine points (3G, 6A). Gord Nash made 55 saves on 73 shots in goal.

Vancouver travel South to Denver tomorrow to face the Colorado Mammoth, the first of three games on the road. They next play at home on Sunday March 16th against the Colorado Mammoth.

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