The Calgary Roughnecks played a solid opening quarter against the Toronto Rock Friday night at the Air Canada Centre, but could not sustain the pressure, in losing 17-12 in National Lacrosse League action.
Garrett Billings of Langley, British Columbia led the Rock with six goals and four assists for ten points as the Rock improve to 6-2 and remain the best team in the National Lacrosse League.
Friday's game in the Ontario capital was also a matchup of division leaders in the NLL. The Rock and the Roughnecks led each of their divisions and had the two best records in the NLL.
Calgary had a great first quarter and took a 5-3 lead on Toronto despite a five minute major penalty to Jon Harnett for interference. The Rock then dominated the second quarter scoring five of the six goals to take a 8-6 halftime lead, a lead they would not relinquish.
Roughnecks goaltender Mike Poulin struggled in the Calgary net, as he gave up 16 goals on 48 shots and was temporarily pulled for Frankie Scigliano.
The Roughnecks at 4-3 continue to lead the Western Division after the Edmonton Rush upset the Washington Stealth 15-10 Friday night. The Roughnecks next play in Minnesota tonight.