Knighthawks bring the heat, advance to Eastern Division Finals

First postseason appearance for Rochester since 2015, and it’s a W.

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The Rochester Knighthawks are headed to the Eastern Division Finals after topping the New England Black Wolves 15-11 on Friday night in the Blue Cross Arena.  They now take their show on the road, looking to bottle the Georgia Swarm on Saturday, May 12th.

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Hawkamania was runnin’ wild at the Blue Cross Arena.

While winds and rain were stormin’ in isolated bursts outside, indoors the action was hot once more.  The Knighthawks opened up a 4-0 can early, and carried a 4-2 lead into the 2nd quarter.  Joe Resetarits (who led the team this contest with six points) threw a big boot and dropped the leg to take an 11-4 advantage into the half.

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“This town loves its lacrosse! ” says Knighthawks fan Calin Lawrence.

The Wolves rallied a bit to finish out the 3rd, closing the gap 12-9.  There wouldn’t be enough in the tank this night though; a Brad Gillies empty netter capped it for Rochester and a 15-11 win.  Knighthawks netminder Matt Vinc recorded 49 saves, and doing so passed NLL Hall of Famer Dallas Eliuk for 2nd on the All-Time Playoff Saves list.  (He’s no stranger to winning goalkeeping awards!)

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Knighthawks Fever swept through Rochester this week; 5,263 fans came out to see playoff lacrosse for the first time in years, and a performance worthy of two thumbs up!

Read more about everything over on Knighthawks.com.  Their journey continues late next week in Duluth, GA.

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