The Bandits, who were the only team
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The Bandits, who were the only team
TORONTO -- Ryan Benesch scored seven goals to lead the Buffalo Bandits to a 15-13 win over the Toronto Rock in the National Lacrosse League East semifinal Saturday night. Robert Covington Jersey . The Bandits, who were the only team in the nine-team league to miss the playoffs last season, will meet the Rochester Knighthawks in a two-game East final. Buffalos other goal scorers were John Tavares, with two, Mark Steenhuis, Andrew Watt, Shawn Williams, Jamie Rooney, Dhane Smith and Chad Culp. Buffalo outshot Toronto 57-54. Kasey Beirnes scored four goals for the Rock, Colin Doyle and Nick Diachenko scored three each, Josh Sanderson got two, and Rob Hellyer chipped in with one. Stephan Leblanc, Torontos leading goal scorer with 45 during the regular season, was unable to put a ball behind Bandits goalie Anthony Cosmo. Buffalo led 4-2 after one quarter and 8-7 after two. Benesch, whose 25-goal regular season was his least productive in five years, put four balls behind Rock goalie Brandon Miller in the first half. Beirnes tied it 8-8 early in the third quarter. Then, Buffalo was assessed a slashing penalty to Billy Dee Smith at the same time it was nabbed for too many men and Sanderson gave Toronto its first lead, 9-8, during the two-man advantage. Benesch scored his fifth and sixth around a goal by Diachenko to send the teams to the fourth quarter tied 10-10. Tavares, the Bandits 45-year-old captain, restored Buffalos lead and Smith made it 12-10 when he pulled a ball out of Torontos crease to beat Miller. Diachenko replied for the Rock. But Benesch fired an overhand bullet into the top corner of the net on a power play for a 13-11 Buffalo lead with Damon Edwards in the penalty box for a high hit on Rory Smith. Diachenko, who scored two goals in three regular-season games with the Rock, got his third of the night and Culp offset it. Beirnes scored his fourth of the game but Tavares kept Buffalo ahead by two with a power-play goal. With one minute remaining it was desperation time for the Rock. Miller was lifted for an extra attacker to no avail. The Bandits entered the post-season on an eight-game losing streak while Toronto had won its last four regular-season games. Buffalo open the East final at home next weekend. Game 2 will be in Rochester on May 17. Should the teams split, a 10-minute mini-game and sudden-death overtime, if needed, will immediately follow the second game. Swingman Charles Barkley Jersey . Former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds made his longshot request of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit upheld Bonds conviction in September. Swingman Maurice Cheeks Jersey .Y. -- In a span of three days, Shabazz Napier and Connecticut knocked out both Philadelphia schools in the NCAA tournament.Dubai, United Arab Emirates (SportsNetwork.com) - The 20th running of the $10 million Dubai World Cup has attracted 296 nominations led by the first seven horses under the wire in last years Breeders? Cup Classic. Classic winner Bayern is joined on the nomination list by 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome who was third in the Classic, Classic runner-up and 2014 UAE Derby winner Toast of New York, Eclipse Award winner and fourth in the Classic Shared Belief and Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist who was fifth behind Bayern. Also nominated are Candy Boy, Cigar Street. Hall of Fame trrainer Bob Baffert, who conditions Bayern, has won the Dubai World Cup previously with Silver Charm in 1998 and Captain Steve in 2001. Wilt Chamberlain 76ers Jersey. Breeders Cup Turf champ and two-time Eclipse Award winner Main Sequence has also been nominated to the 1 1/4-mile race. Main Sequence is trained by Graham Motion who saddled Animal Kingdom to win the race two years ago. Godolphin Racings African Story is expected to defend his 2014 World Cup title. His trainer Saeed Bin Suroor has won the race six times. The worlds richest thoroughbred race will be conducted on Saturday, March 28. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '