Duch has 10-point game to lead Stealth past Roughnecks

The Canadian Press
2/24/2013 1:29:14 AM
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EVERETT, Wash. -- Rhys Duch had three goals and seven assists as the Washington Stealth held off the Calgary Roughnecks 16-14 in National Lacrosse League play Saturday.

Athan Iannuci scored four goals with three assists for Washinton (5-4), and Lewis Ratcliff also had seven points with a goal and six helpers.

Brett Bucktooth and Cliff Smith each scored twice, while Justin Salt, Mitch McMichael, Dean Hill and Tyler Garrison added singles.

Roughnecks forwards Jeff Shattler and Curtis Dickson each had a hat trick while Dane Dobbie and Shawn Evans scored twice in the loss. Joe Resetarits, Geoff Snider, Daryl Veltman and Matthew Dinsdale had one apiece.

The Stealth led 7-5 at halftime and held a 12-6 lead going into the fourth quarter. But the Roughnecks scored seven of the next eight goals to tie the game at 13 with just over six minutes remaining.

Washington then responded with a three-goal scoring run to seal the win.

Stealth goalie Tyler Richards made 44 saves on 53 shots, but served a five-minute penalty late in the fourth which allowed the Roughnecks to score five goals on 11 shots on backup Nick Patterson. Calgary netminder Mike Poulin finished with just 33 saves on 46 shots.

The game featured two of the top faceoff specialists in the league in Calgary's Geoff Snider and Washington's Bob Snider. The brothers went head-to-head on the draw and older brother Geoff went 25 for 33 while Bob went just 7 for 28.

Rhys Duch (Photo: NLL/Richard Olson)


(Photo: NLL/Richard Olson)
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