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The Edmonton Rush upset Calgary Roughnecks 19-11 in NLL West semifinal.
Ryan Ward led the way with five goals and six assists as the Edmonton Rush upset the first place Calgary Roughnecks 19-11 on Saturday night in a National Lacrosse League West semifinal.
Calgary entered the post-season the No. 1 seed overall after a 12-4 regular season while Edmonton had the worst record of the NLL's eight playoff teams at 6-10. During the last two seasons, Calgary had dominated Edmonton winning all eight meetings.
It was only two years ago when Edmonton upset Calgary in the Rush's only previous playoff win. Once again they saved their best game for when it mattered most, jumping out to a 6-2 first quarter lead and never looking back.
Corey Small also had a big night offensively for Edmonton with five goals and three assists. Tom Johnson scored three times, Zack Greer scored twice, while Aaron Wilson, Shawn Williams, Jim Quinlan and John LaFontaine rounded out the scoring.
Scott Ranger led Calgary with four goals. Dane Dobbie scored three times while Shawn Evans and Jeff Shattler had two goals each.
Edmonton outshot Calgary 58-51, and Rush goaltender Aaron Bold had 40 saves for the victory. (The Canadian Press)