Bill Coghill of Maryland, scores against Tim Barrie of Long Island, in the Arrows 17-16 victory, at the Capital Centre…
The Maryland Arrows are off to a great start in their quest to capture the 1975 National Lacrosse League title.
The Arrows have won 9 of their first 14 games and have captured six of their seven home games.
But more importantly to coach Cy Coombes, the Arrows have played nearly .500 ball on the road, including a recent road trip in which they won two of three games. And this pace should bring the Arrows the top spot in the six-team race.
An indication of what was ahead took place in the season opener when the Arrows rallied in the final period to drop the Philadelphia Wings, 19-17 in Philadelphia.
The Arrows scored four goals late in the game to clinch the win. Bill Coghill tied the game at 15:45 and Blair Campbell and Paul Suggate followed for the clinching scores.
Ken Henderson welcomes Montreal’s John Sheffield to the Capital Centre
The home opener was even more exciting. The Arrows had to go into overtime to catch Montreal, 19-18. The Arrows scored the game’s final four goals to do it, the winning scorer at 1:31 on a shot by rookie Brian Tasker. Prior to Tasker’s score, Terry Davis had scored three times on power play goals.
Tasker continued his heroics against Long Island as he scored with just five seconds remaining in a 19-18 Maryland victory. It was Tasker’s third goal and ninth point against the Tomahawks.
Maryland’s home streak grew to three with a 19-16 victory over the Wings. Suggate and Campbell led this victory, an easy one for goalies Keith Todman and Greg Thomas. who combined for 38 saves. Suggate had four goals and four assists, while Campbell had three goals and three assists.
Philadelphia then gained revenge by stopping the Arrows victory streak with a 17-12 victory in Philadelphia. But Tasker had four more goals and four assists while Suggate had four goals and five assists.