Rochester Lancers Fall to Syracuse Late
The Syracuse Silver Knights (6-11) had a fourth quarter comeback to defeat the Rochester Lancers (5-10) 15-14 in front of 8217 fans at Christopher J. Wilmot Field at the Blue Cross Arena. The Lancers were led offensively by Mauricio Salles who had four goals for eight points and Rey “Boom Boom” Martinez who chipped in with a goal and two assists for four points. Patrick Hannigan made 13 saves in his return to the Lancers goal. The Silver Knights were led offensively by Neto who had two goals and an assist for five points.
Neto opened the scoring on the powerplay for Syracuse before Salles scored the first two of his goals to give the Lancers a two point lead after one quarter.
Salles would score his third straight goal off a Martinez assist to open the second quarter. But, the Silver Knights would score four straight goals to end the first half. Jamar Beasley, Bozidar Jelonc, Neto, and Nelson Santana would be the goal scorers that would give Syracuse a 10-6 halftime lead.
The Lancers would have a four goal run of their own in the third quarter with Doug Miller, Salles, Martinez, and Elliot Fauske as the Lancers would lead 14-10 heading into the final fifteen minutes of play.
Syracuse got the only two goals in the final quarter with Nate Bordeau pulling Syracuse to within two points. With less than two minutes remaining in the game, Marcos Chantel would get the game-winning 3-point goal to give the Silver Knights the 15-14 win.
The Lancers will return to action on Friday, January 18th when they visit the Wichita Wings at 8:35 pm at Hartman Arena. The Lancers will return home to Christopher J. Wilmot Field at the Blue Cross Arena on Sunday, January 27th when they host the Missouri Comets at 1 pm.
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