A lack of offense from the Colorado Mammoth and great defense from the Vancouver Stealth was too much for the Mammoth to overcome on their second leg of a back-to-back, as they fell to the Stealth, 10-6, at Pepsi Center Sunday night.
The Mammoth certainly felt fatigue and a lack of energy after their second game in as many nights, on top of the traveling from Saskatchewan, and it showed right out of the gate. The Mammoth found themselves down 3-1 after one quarter and while Colorado kept within two goals for the majority of the game, chipping away as the game progressed, the Stealth were simply too much in the end and never relinquished the lead. The six goals for the game represent the lowest output in goals by the Mammoth this year.
Ten goals seems to be the magic number for the Mammoth this year, who are 6-2 when scoring ten goals or more, however 0-4 with nine goals or less. Alex Buque started in net, saving 49 shots, including a couple highlight saves throughout the game, but the shaky start became too much for the Mammoth to recover from. Former Colorado goalie Tye Belanger picked up the win for the Stealth, who now sit only a half-game behind the Mammoth in the Western Division.
Jeremy Noble netted a goal and had two assists in his return following a seven-week stint out with injury. The Mammoth fell to 6-6 on the season and remain two games behind the Saskatchewan Rush for the top spot in the Western Division.
Colorado will be on the road in Toronto this coming Friday for their third game in seven days, then return home on Saturday, March 25th for “Lacrosse Out Cancer” night when the Saskatchewan Rush visit Pepsi Center.
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