The Washington Stealth is headed to the National Lacrosse League championship game for the third time in four years after its 14-13 win...
CALGARY — The Washington Stealth is headed to the National Lacrosse League championship game for the third time in four years after its 14-13 win over the Calgary Roughnecks in the West Division final on Saturday.
Despite seven second-half goals by Roughnecks forward Curtis Dickson, the Stealth held on for the win in a game that came down to the final possession. Down by one goal with the goalie pulled, Calgary failed to get a shot off.
Washington led 2-0 after the first quarter, 8-5 at halftime and 11-10 after the third quarter.
Stealth forwards Athan Iannucci and Rhys Duch both scored three goals and finished with seven points. Goaltender Tyler Richards made 39 saves on 52 shots.
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Washington will host the defending champion Rochester Knighthawks in the title game at Langley (B.C.) Events Centre on Saturday because Comcast Arena in Everett was already booked.
Team and Internet reports