Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
KNIGHTHAWKS FALL TO BANDITS IN FINAL SECONDS
01/19/2013 - 8:58pm

The Rochester Knighthawks fell in the final seconds to the Buffalo Bandits tonight, losing 14-13 at The Blue Cross Arena. Tracey Kelusky netted the game winner at 14:48 to give Buffalo the victory. (Photos by Ward Laforme Jr.)

Rochester, who raised its Championship banner before the game, led 13-12 with 4:35 to play as Stephen Keogh completed the hat trick off a no-look pass from Casey Powell. Keogh finished with five points, while Powell ended the game with six points (2+4) in his first game back with the Knighthawks since the 2000 season.

Buffalo was led by former Knighthawk Shawn Williams, who notched two goals and six assists. Mike Hominuck registered three goals, while Aaron Wilson and Dhane Smith each recorded two goals and two assists apiece. Anthony Cosmo made 34 saves for his first win of the season.

Buffalo jumped out to a 3-0 lead to open the game, but Rochester battled back to tie the contest with two seconds left in the first on a goal by Johnny Powless. The second quarter ended the same as the first with Rochester scoring a marker with four seconds left by Powell. 

In the third, his assist to Dan Dawson was the 600th point of his NLL career. Dawson’s first goal as a Knighthawk at 7:57 gave Rochester a 9-8 lead. The game went back-and-forth with the Knighthawks taking an 11-10 lead into the fourth on Joe Walters’ goal at 13:12.

Buffalo battled back in the fourth to tie Rochester three times. Chad Culp tied the contest at 13 with a goal with 1:55 to play. That set the stage for a crazy final minute. After Powell was stopped by Cosmo, Buffalo appeared to be stopped but Kelusky scooped up the ball and fired a behind-the-ball shot that beat Vinc for a 14-13 lead. Rochester had a chance with 3.4 seconds to play but failed to beat Cosmo. 

The Knighthawks will host the Toronto Rock on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. Fans can catch the game on Sportsradio 950 ESPN and online at www.sportsradio950.com. The game will also be televised live on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

 
 


5/25/2013
Syracuse men's lacrosse pulls off another one-goal victory, advances to national title game with 9-8 win over Denver

7/1/2015
Syracuse lacrosse adds UMass transfer Nick Mariano, according to reports

6/30/2015
Syracuse has lowest percentage of female head coaches among major conference schools (report)

6/29/2015
Mark Coyle on Scott Shafer's job security, Carrier Dome and 'New York's College Team'

6/25/2015
Syracuse finishes with second-best Director's Cup ranking in school history

6/23/2015
Meet Mark Coyle: Everything you need to know about Syracuse's new athletic director

6/22/2015
John Desko resisted urge to quiz new Syracuse athletic director on lacrosse knowledge

6/20/2015
Syracuse search committee wanted athletic director who could connect with fanbase

6/20/2015
6 reasons why Syracuse hit the nail on the head hiring Mark Coyle from Boise State as AD

6/19/2015
10 things to know about new Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle

6/18/2015
The 7 biggest challenges facing Syracuse's new athletic director

6/17/2015
Syracuse athletic director search: Bucknell AD John Hardt staying put after garnering interest from SU

6/12/2015
Syracuse men's lacrosse player arrested for possession of alcohol, hid from police

6/8/2015
Almost 100 years after World War I, William Shemin's Medal of Honor reunites two families

6/4/2015
Northern Illinois' Sean Frazier, a hot AD candidate, says he has no interest in Syracuse job

6/4/2015
Syracuse's Matt Palumb rises in referee ranks after stellar lacrosse career: 'I love it'

6/3/2015
Long live Syracuse football and basketball, despite what Carl T. Bogus thinks (readers emails)

6/2/2015
President Obama awards Medal of Honor to William Shemin: 'It's never too late to say thank you'

6/2/2015
Way-too-early 2016 college lacrosse lookahead: Nos. 1-5 (Notre Dame the early favorite)

6/1/2015
See what's under the turf at the Carrier Dome (photo gallery)

6/1/2015
Way-too-early 2016 college lacrosse lookahead: Nos. 6-10 (Syracuse lands at No. 6)