National Lacrosse League Action Starts

Ryan Gaydos@@RyanGaydosSenior Analyst IJanuary 14, 2009

The 2009 National Lacrosse season got under way and the Toronto Rock faced off against the New York Titans.

The Rock controlled most of the game, putting themselves up by four in the fourth quarter as the Titans tried to come back with a run from three Casey Powell goals. The Rock held them off, winning 14-13.

In the second game, the Portland Lumberjax faced off against the Minnesota Swarm and it was a very defensive game.

The Swarm were down 4-2 at the end of the first, but two Kevin Ross goals put them up 6-5 at halftime. For the rest of the game Minnesota would let up only two points and Minnesota won 11-7.

Friday, Jan. 9 brought two more games, the first being Portland playing the Colorado Mammoth.

The Lumberjax failed to do anything against the Swarm and still could not get the job done against the Mammoth, losing 12-10. Portland kept the game close, but could never go over the hump and get ahead. They dropped to 0-2 to start off the year.

The second game that night would be the San Jose Stealth against the Calgary Roughnecks. The game changer in this one was seven straight goals by Calgary, which propelled them to a 12-10 win

At this point no home team has one a game yet.

Here are the results from the rest of the games that took place:

Philadelphia Wings 16, Buffalo Bandits 13
New York Titans 19, Boston Blazers 14
Calgary Roughnecks 10, Edmonton Rush 9
Portland Lumberjax 14, Colorado Mammoth 5
Minnesota Swarm 10, San Jose Stealth 7
Buffalo Bandits 8, Toronto Rock 6

Week three kicks off this week with matchups like Rochester vs. Buffalo, Portland vs. Edmonton, and New York vs. Boston. I look forward to recapping this week. Stay tuned.