Rush Can’t Salvage Doubleheader Weekend

The Saskatchewan Rush could not salvage their doubleheader weekend as the Georgia Swarm came from behind for a 9-7 win on Sunday afternoon.

After dropping a14-11 decision the night before in New York, the Rush blanked the Swarm 4-0 in the first half.

Saskatchewan ran out of gas in the fourth quarter, as the Swarm scored five unanswered goals in the last 7:44 of the game.

Robert Church once again led the way for the Rush with four goals and two assists. However, the Swarm got three goals and two assists each from Andrew Kew and Lyle Thompson for the win.

Swarm Left Off The Scoresheet In The First Half

It was a quiet first quarter with the only goal coming with only 1:27 when Church found the back of the net.

Patrick Dodds started to find his groove as he scored 29 seconds into the second quarter to give the Rush a 2-0 lead.

Church and the special teams came up big to finish off the second quarter. Church scored on the power play at 5:56 followed by another power play marker at 6:52 as the Rush led 4-0 at the half.

Georgia Finally Gets On The Board

The Swarm got on the board in a big way to start the second half. Brendan Bomberry opened the scoring 1:52 into the third quarter. Kew would then split the Rush lead in half 4-2 with a marker at 5:15.

Saskatchewan went back up by three when Frank Scigliano landed a bomb in Mike Messenger’s stick for the transition goal at 7:33.

Georgia replied with Lyle Thompson finding the back of the net at 10:28, but the Rush still led 5-3.

Saskatchewan rounded out the third-quarter scoring with Church scoring his third power-play goal. He found the back of the net with 3:45 left of the clock as the Rush led 6-3 heading into the fourth.

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Rush Run Out Of Gas

The effects of the Saskatchewan Rush playing two games in less than 24 hours really showed in the fourth quarter.

Kew opened the scoring 30 seconds into the fourth quarter on the power play. Zach Manns replied with a rifle of a shot at 1:32.

Then the wheels fell off for the Rush.

Bomberry scored on the power play at 7:16 to start the five-goal run. Lyle Thompson scored at 7:37 and added another at 10:38 and suddenly the game was tied 7-7.

Kew would score the game-winner with 2:52 left to play and Kason Tarbell scored the insurance marker with 42 seconds left to ruin the Rush’s doubleheader weekend 9-7.

Top Scorers

Georgia Swarm

Lyle Thompson, 3g 2a

Andrew Kew, 3g 2a

Brendan Bomberry, 2g 1a

Brady Kearnan, 3a

Saskatchewan Rush

Robert Church, 4g 2a

Zach Manns, 1g 3a

Ryan Keenan, 3a

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Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.

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