The Rochester Lancers played the Syracuse Silver Knights at home Saturday. This game was the first of three to be played at home for the Lancers.
Three and a half minutes into the match-up, Gary Boughton put the Lancers on the board with a three-point shot. Silver Knights’ Ryan Pierce responded later in the first, making the score 3-2.
In the second period, Syracuse was able to take the lead but with goals from Mauricio Salles, Doug Miller and another by Boughton, Rochester overpowered the Knights, making the score 9-6 at half-time.
At one point early in the second half, Rochester had a 13-6 lead over the Knights but that did not last long. Nelson Santana's three-point shot made it to the back of the net and Pierce had another goal for Syracuse.
Syracuse’s Andriy Budnyy was able to tie up the score 13-13 in the fourth and after quite a fight with only a few seconds left on the clock, two more points were scored by each team, sending the game into over time.
All in all, the Knights pulled through with a 17-15 victory.
When the two teams played earlier last month, the Knights won 15-14 with the game winning goal with just over a minute left to play.
Rochester plays at home again on Monday, February 18th against the Wichita Wings. The game starts at 7:00 p.m.