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Sat, Dec 3
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Sat, Dec 3
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22:00:00
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21:30:00
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WK
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Fri, Dec 16
22:00:00
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Vancouver
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22:30:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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19:00:00
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Sat, Dec 17
19:00:00
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Georgia
Sat, Dec 17
19:30:00
Halifax
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Sat, Dec 17
20:00:00
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WK
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Fri, Dec 30
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Dec 30
21:00:00
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Calgary
Sat, Dec 31
21:00:00
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Saskatchewan
WK
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Fri, Jan 6
22:30:00
Philadelphia
Las Vegas
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19:00:00
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Rochester
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Halifax
Albany
Sat, Jan 7
19:00:00
Buffalo
Georgia
Sat, Jan 7
19:30:00
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New York
Sat, Jan 7
22:00:00
Vancouver
San Diego
Sun, Jan 8
0:00:00
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Colorado
WK
7
Fri, Jan 13
18:30:00
Albany
Halifax
Fri, Jan 13
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Colorado
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Halifax
Toronto
Sat, Jan 14
19:00:00
Panther City
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 14
19:30:00
Georgia
Buffalo
Sat, Jan 14
21:00:00
San Diego
Calgary
Sat, Jan 14
22:00:00
Las Vegas
Vancouver
Sun, Jan 15
15:00:00
Rochester
New York
WK
8
Fri, Jan 20
19:30:00
Buffalo
Rochester
Fri, Jan 20
22:30:00
Vancouver
Las Vegas
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
New York
Albany
Sat, Jan 21
19:00:00
Toronto
Philadelphia
WK
9
Fri, Jan 27
18:00:00
Rochester
Halifax
Fri, Jan 27
19:00:00
Buffalo
Philadelphia
Sat, Jan 28
19:30:00
Buffalo
New York
Sat, Jan 28
20:30:00
Las Vegas
Saskatchewan
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
Toronto
Calgary
Sat, Jan 28
21:00:00
San Diego
Colorado
Sat, Jan 28
22:00:00
Panther City
Vancouver
WK
10
Fri, Feb 3
21:00:00
Georgia
Colorado
Sat, Feb 4
18:00:00
Calgary
Halifax
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
New York
Toronto
Sat, Feb 4
19:00:00
Albany
Philadelphia
Sat, Feb 4
19:30:00
Rochester
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Panther City
San Diego
Sat, Feb 4
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 4
22:30:00
Colorado
Las Vegas
WK
11
Fri, Feb 10
19:30:00
Toronto
Georgia
Fri, Feb 10
21:00:00
Saskatchewan
Calgary
Sat, Feb 11
19:00:00
Halifax
Rochester
Sat, Feb 11
19:30:00
Albany
New York
Sat, Feb 11
20:00:00
Vancouver
Panther City
Sat, Feb 11
21:00:00
Colorado
Calgary
WK
12
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Saskatchewan
San Diego
Fri, Feb 17
22:00:00
Calgary
Vancouver
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Georgia
Toronto
Sat, Feb 18
19:00:00
Las Vegas
Albany
Sat, Feb 18
19:30:00
Philadelphia
Buffalo
Sat, Feb 18
20:00:00
Colorado
Panther City
Sun, Feb 19
13:00:00
New York
Halifax
WK
13
Fri, Feb 24
21:00:00
Panther City
Colorado
Fri, Feb 24
22:30:00
Calgary
Las Vegas
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
New York
Rochester
Sat, Feb 25
19:00:00
Albany
Georgia
Sat, Feb 25
20:00:00
Vancouver
Saskatchewan
WK
14
Fri, Mar 3
18:30:00
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Halifax
Fri, Mar 3
21:00:00
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San Diego
Sat, Mar 4
11:30:00
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Philadelphia
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Rochester
Toronto
Sat, Mar 4
19:00:00
Georgia
Albany
Sat, Mar 4
20:00:00
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Panther City
Mon, Mar 6
19:00:00
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Philadelphia
WK
15
Fri, Mar 10
19:30:00
Halifax
Buffalo
Fri, Mar 10
21:00:00
Calgary
Colorado
Sat, Mar 11
19:00:00
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Toronto
Sat, Mar 11
19:30:00
Philadelphia
New York
Sat, Mar 11
20:30:00
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Saskatchewan
Sat, Mar 11
22:30:00
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Las Vegas
Sun, Mar 12
16:00:00
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Georgia
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Fri, Mar 17
21:00:00
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Fri, Mar 17
22:00:00
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Sat, Mar 18
11:00:00
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Sat, Mar 18
18:00:00
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19:30:00
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19:30:00
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Sat, Mar 18
20:00:00
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15:00:00
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Rochester
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20:30:00
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Panther City
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19:00:00
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19:00:00
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Sat, Mar 25
19:30:00
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New York
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21:30:00
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Saskatchewan
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22:00:00
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San Diego
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22:00:00
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Vancouver
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22:30:00
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21:00:00
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21:00:00
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Sat, Apr 8
22:30:00
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20:30:00
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Panther City
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​Rock Get Long-Awaited Home Win Against Swarm

The NLL’s East Division has a new leader after the Toronto Rock defeated the Georgia Swarm 14-9 at Scotiabank Arena on Friday night. Each team now sports a 4-1 record and a very impressive .800 winning percentage. They’re separated by the tiniest of goal margins. 

 

It was a key win for the Rock who have been chasing the Swarm for three seasons. Indeed, it was their first win against the Swarm at home (and only second overall), and will be important in determining playoff seeding later in the season. Should the rivals keep pace all season, their third and final matchup on March 22nd could determine first place.

 

Defenseman Brock Sorensen believed the win had been a long time coming.

 

“We deserved to get that one,” he said.

 

Dan Craig led the Rock, who never trailed in the game, with a hat trick. Dan Lintner, Rob Hellyer, Adam Jones and Challen Rogers all had two goals each. 

 

“That’s the best thing about our team, there are a variety of guys that can go off and have big nights,” Sorensen said. “It seems like there’s a new guy going off for three, four, five goals a night and it’s a different guy each night.”

 

Even more impressive than the Rock’s offense was their defense. Sorensen, especially, was tasked with keeping Lyle Thompson contained. Thompson scored three including a penalty shot goal but as one of the best players in the game, it’s almost impossible to shut him down completely.

 

“He was an area of focus for us for sure,” Sorensen said. “He had us for four last time we were here… to shut him down is a team effort. It took our whole defensive unit collectively to win that one.”

 

The Swarm may have had an inkling right off the bat that the night wouldn’t go their way. Lintner scored the first goal of the game 1:57 in, barely squeaking a shot through Mike Poulin’s pads. The Rock led 4-0 after the first quarter after some heroics by Kieran McArdle, Craig and Tom Schreiber. McArdle’s goal caused a standing ovation as he took a pass behind the net and twisted his stick to the front of the open cage as he leaped forward. Craig scored on a dive through the crease and Schreiber potted a tricky bounce shot. 

 

“We had a little bit of a different mindset going into this game, attacking a little bit more from the left side,” Craig explained. 

Shayne Jackson got the visitors on the board 29 seconds into the second. Thompson’s penalty shot goal came soon after as Damon Edwards interfered with a Swarm breakaway. Hellyer replied for the Rock but a shorthanded give-and-go between Jordan MacIntosh and Jackson showed the Swarm wouldn’t be giving up so easily. Craig picked up his second while Rock captain Challen Rogers scored on a breakaway for a 7-3 lead. Randy Staats scored on a power play and Holden Cattoni put a low bouncer in less than a minute apart late in the frame to cut the deficit to 7-5.

 

Rock head coach Matt Sawyer admitted that keeping the Swarm’s offense at bay was a difficult task, but he knew that his team could handle it.

 

“We got on a lot of hands and knocked down some balls and got some easy possessions,” he said, “but they have a lot of tough checks and you saw that with Lyle and Randy… Great team effort led by our defense and goaltending.”

 

Toronto’s third quarter three-goal run put them up a surprising 10-5, but the Swarm continued to fight back, going on a three-goal run of their own to make it 10-8. Thompson scored two back-to-back, the second coming as he beat every defender in his way only to run out of real estate, so he leaped forward to avoid the crease while tucking the ball in sideways past Nick Rose. 

 

After that, Rose and the Rock defense took control. Georgia scored only once in the last quarter while the Rock piled on four more including an empty netter from Sorensen, his second goal in as many games, and a reward for the yeoman’s work he did on defense.

 

“We have a great group,” Sorensen said. “Front end, back end, we’re deep. And there are another five guys that are chomping at the bit that can support any position at any time too so we’re feeling good.”

 

Sawyer said though the Rock are a confident team, getting a win against a rival is a shot in the arm.

 

“We like what we have here. We believe we can play with anyone but we feel we play some of our best lacrosse against [the Swarm].”

 

The Swarm will try to temporarily take back first place tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena against the New England Black Wolves, while the Rock are off until next Saturday when they visit the Philadelphia Wings at Wells Fargo Center.

 
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