The Calgary Roughnecks did not get off to the start they were looking for Saturday night to begin the 2013 National Lacrosse League season.
According to the Canadian Press, forward Kasey Beirnes of Elora, Ontario had three goals and two assists and veteran forward Colin Doyle of Kitchener, Ontario added five assists as the Toronto Rock defeated the Calgary Roughnecks 13-11 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.
The Rock had a 10-5 lead in the third quarter before the Roughnecks attempted a comeback, but it was too little too late.
Chris White and Bill Greer were also strong statistically on the score sheet as they collected six loose balls each. Goaltender Nick Rose meanwhile made 45 saves in the win.
An impressive crowd of 11,653 attended the game.
The Rock will now play the Edmonton Rush this evening at Rexall Place. The Roughnecks meanwhile next host the Colorado Mammoth on January 19.