Bridgeport Barrage vs. Rochester Rattlers
August 14, 2003
|The Game Story:|
|(Bridgeport, Conn.) August 14, 2003 ^Ö The Bridgeport Barrage, Connecticut's
only Major League Lacrosse Team, were defeated by the Rochester Rattlers
23-18, on Thursday evening in front of 2,352 fans at Harbor Yard.
The Barrage came out strong as Michael Springer, the lead scoring collegiate draft for Bridgeport, scored his third two-point goal of the season to put the Barrage up 2-0 with :27.
Rochester went on a five goal run immediately after Springer^Òs initial score that was started by Ryan Powell and ended by his brother Casey 7:11 into the first quarter. Both teams exchanged three goal runs to end the quarter as Casey Powell scored three unanswered goals within one minute to give the Rattlers a 8-5 lead.
The Rattlers ruled the second quarter outscoring the Barrage 5-3, with goals coming from five different Rochester players to put them up 13-8 at half time.
Bridgeport outscored the Rattlers in the third quarter 5-4 as Roy Colsey scored two two-point goals to keep the Barrage in the game. Colsey had eight points (5g, 3 2pt) in the game as his third two-point goal of the game came with 6:24 left in the fourth quarter. Michael Springer tied his season high with five points for the Barrage with 4g (1 2pt).
Rochester^Òs goal tending staff combined for 31 saves on the night as Brian Carcaterra and Jake Coon split time between the pipes for the Rattlers. Rochester^Òs Casey Powell scored a career high eight goals and one assist for the Rattlers as he earned the Bud Light MVP honors. Ryan Powell also scored nine points for the Rattlers.
Due to the power outage that rocked the east coast, four Barrage players were unable to make the game. Bridgeport^Òs goalkeeper Justin Cynar, midfielder Jimmy Mormile, defenseman Kyle Sweeney and attackman B.J. Prager were missing in action, which forced the Barrage to play with 14 players instead of the normal 18.
The Barrage end the season 1-11 and 7-33 overall, having never won a game against the Rattlers.