Church reaches a goals century in Rush win
It took Robert Church just 55 games to reach 100 career National Lacrosse League goals with the Rush franchise.[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400"] Robert Church picked up his 100th career goal in the NLL with his second of three goals in win over Rochester. Garrett James photo[/caption]
Church tallied his milestone marker on the power play from Ryan Keenan and Mark Matthews at 14:57 of the third quarter in The Saskatchewan Rush's 16-8 victory at home over the Rochester Knighthawks before a sold out crowd in Saskatoon on Saturday.
The former fifth overall pick of the Edmonton Rush in 2013 garnered five points to earn the game's second star in the first win of the season for the two-time defending Champion's Cup winners, including three second-half counters.
Church's goals all came on the man advantage, giving the crafty right-hander a league-leading seven power-play goals to date.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="200"] Pete McFetridge got his first goal as a Vancouver Stealth on Saturday. Garrett James photo[/caption]
Saturday's tallies brought Church up to 16th in NLL scoring with eight goals and five assists.
Church's lifetime numbers continue to grow with 101 goals and 243 total points in just three games into his fourth pro season with the Rush.
Elsewhere in Buffalo, the Vancouver Stealth dropped its second game in a row 21-15 to the Bandits on Saturday.Â
Laker transition runner Pete McFetridge scored his first goal in a Stealth uniform in the loss after nine straight seasons as a Calgary Roughneck.
For the official game sheet of Saskatchewn's win over the Knighthawks, click here:Â http://nll_stats.stats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=2965412