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Rochester Falls To Silver Knights At Home - 12/22/12

(Rochester, NY) The Rochester Lancers (5-5) dropped their third consecutive match of the season to their thruway rival Syracuse (5-6) on Saturday night by a 16-14 score.  It was the first time that the Silver Knights had made the trip down I-90 in three matches this season.

Syracuse got on the board first when Darren Toby beat Rochester netminder Gavin McInerney on a shorthanded goal to give the visitors an early advantage.  Rochester charged back as Enrique tied the score with a scissors kick to give the Lancer faithful something to cheer about.  A minute and a half later Jeremy Ortiz tallied a three-pointer to give Rochester a 5-2 lead.  Syracuses Neto would finish off the opening quarter by cutting the Lancer lead to one  at the end of fifteen minutes.

The hometown faithful witnessed a defensive struggle during the second quarter of play with the Silver Knights tallying the periods only two goals.  Nelson Santana and Andriy Budnyy each scored during the second stanza as Syracuse would take an 8-5 lead into the half.

In the third quarter Rochesters Doug Miller  sandwiched a pair of goals around a Jon Gruenwald tally for Syracuse  to make the score 10-9 at the end of three quarters.

The fourth quarter saw the visitors begin pull away with a pair of three point goals by Bryan Perez and Slavisa Ubiparapovic to make the score 16-9.  Rochesters Stephen Basso brought the Lancers to within five before  Mauricio Salles pulled Rochester to within a goal blasting a three-pointer past  Syracuse goalkeeper Bryan OQuinn.  Rochester mounted a furious effort to close out the game but couldnt manage to tally the game-tying goal. 

Four every goal that the Lancers score this season Dunkin Donuts will donate a pound of coffee to Foodlink.  With six goals scored today, that is five more pounds bringing the seasons total to 61 pounds of coffee for Foodlink courtesy of Dunkin Donuts and the Rochester Lancers.

Rochester will remain home to take on the Milwaukee Wave on Thursday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m.  All matches can heard live on the Lancers flagship station Fickle 93.3 FM with veteran broadcaster Joe Giuliano once again calling all of the action.  In addition all MISL matches can be seen live via webcast at www.MISLlive.com.

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