(Rochester, October 31) – The Dirty Lacrosse Club lost a hard-fought 5-4 decision to defending champion Wimmer Solutions in the Finals of the Hawaii Invitational Lacrosse Tournament Sunday. Dirty Lax nearly tied the game but hit the goal post with 18 seconds to play.
“It was a terrific game. Our boys played really well and ran into a hot goalie in Galloway from Syracuse,” said The Dirty Lacrosse Club President Jason Donville, who also scouts for the Knighthawks. “I was really proud of how the boys played.”
In the finals, Justin Smith notched two goals and one assist, while Connor Martin chipped in two goals and Ben Rubeor posted the other tally. Dirty Lax’s Bob Snider was again dominant on faceoffs, but Wimmer goalie John Galloway, a first-time Hawaii participant, won MVP honors.
Rochester Knighthawks Johnny Powless, Stephen Keogh and Jarrett Davis played in the team’s inaugural tournament at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu. The game featured stars of both the National Lacrosse League and Major League Lacrosse. Other notables on The Dirty Lacrosse Club were Kevin Crowley, Curtis Dickson, Kyle Rubisch, Johnny Powless and Jeremy Thompson. Wimmer’s roster included Gary Gait, Max Seibald, Mike Evans, Kyle Hartzell, Brett Queener, Anthony Kelly and Garrett Billings.
Fans can see the Knighthawks in action on Saturday, December 17th, as the team hosts a home preseason against the Minnesota Swarm at 7:00 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. Tickets for the game are FREE and available at the Knighthawks Office. For more information or to purchase season tickets, call (585) 454-HAWK (4295).
The Knighthawks will open the home portion of their schedule on Saturday, January 21st against the Buffalo Bandits at 7:30 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena. This season, the BCA will welcome its millionth Knighthawks’ fan to watch the team continue its legacy as one of Rochester’s foremost professional sports franchises. The millionth fan will receive a four-night, five-day trip for two to Las Vegas, which included airfare and accommodations.