Jeff Shattler had a hat trick and Mark Matthews added two goals and three assists as the Saskatchewan Rush (5-4) downed the Colorado Mammoth (3-6) 9-7 on Friday in National Lacrosse League (NLL) action.
Ben McIntosh, Matthew Dinsdale, Chris Corbeil and Brett Mydske also scored for the Rush while Evan Kirk made 36 saves for the win.
Kyle Killen and Ryan Lees had a pair of goals each for the Mammoth, who got singles from Ryan Benesch, Jacob Ruest and Eli McLaughlin.
“You need to win in this league in a variety of ways,” said Rush GM/head coach Derek Keenan. “Some nights it’s special teams, sometimes it’s the offence or transition. Tonight, it was defence and goaltending.
We played a gritty game defensively. We challenged them and they rose to the occasion so I’m happy for that group.”
Dillon Ward stopped 40-of-48 shots in a losing cause.
Saskatchewan went 2-for-2 on the power play while Colorado went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.
They’re back at it Saturday when they host the Calgary Roughnecks.
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