The Washington Wave scored a 14-13 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Wings in a pro box lacrosse game yesterday at the Capital Centre, in Landover, Md.
It was the season opener for both teams, as the Eagle Pro Box Lacrosse League began its second year.
Pat O’Conner scored three goals for the Wave, while Gary Martin had three for the Wings.
With the Wings ahead, 13-12, Mark Gold scored a goal with 1 minute and 15 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime.
Kirk Thurston then scored his only goal of the game 2:33 into the overtime to give the Wave the victory.
The Wings will play the Wave again on Saturday, at the Spectrum
(Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 1988)