(December 3, 2016)… The Rochester Knighthawks dropped a close 12-10 preseason decision to the Buffalo Bandits this afternoon at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena in Six Nations. Rochester was led by a six-point night from Dan Dawson (1+5) and three-point efforts from Cory Vitarelli (1+2) and Joe Resetarits (2+1), and rookies Josh Currier (2+1) and Kyle Jackson (2+1).
“Heading into my first game, I was anxious and a little nervous, but I knew I was there for a reason,” said Jackson. “I went out, relaxed and played with confidence. Playing alongside some guys who are my idols is pretty surreal! I am hoping to continue making progress as a player and learning from this tremendous group of athletes.”
Newly acquired forward Kevin Ross chipped in two assists in one half of play, while Dan Lomas (0+2) added a two-point performance. Matt Vinc got the start in goal, while Angus Goodleaf logged 12 minutes of action.
Today’s contest kicked off a two-game in two-day stretch for the Knighthawks. On Sunday, Rochester will take on the New England Black Wolves at noon at the ILA.
The Knighthawks will conclude their preseason schedule on Saturday, Dec. 10 when they host the Georgia Swarm at 8:00 p.m. at Connors & Ferris Field at The Blue Cross Arena. The game will be free for season ticket holders, while general admission seats are priced at $10 for adults and $5 for kids. However, if you bring in a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Pirate Toy Fund, you will receive a pair of tickets to the game.