Despite making a third quarter comeback from 5 goals down, the Saskatchewan Rush couldn't score when they needed to in the fourth quarter, dropping a 14-11 loss to Colorado on the road.
The Rush got out to a 2-1 lead after the first quarter, but the Mammoth stormed back with 7 goals in the second quarter, including a natural hat trick by forward Jeremy Noble in a span of just over 5 minutes, to give the home side the halftime lead. That 15 minute break for the Rush seemed to solve their scoring issues in the third quarter, as forwards Robert Church and Ben McIntosh combined for 5 of Saskatchewan's 7 goals in the third, tying up the game at 10 all heading into the final 15 minutes. The Rush took a one goal lead at the start of the fourth when Matthew Dinsdale scored, but it was all Colorado from there, as the Mammoth scored 4 straight to seal the deal.
Mark Matthews led the way for the Rush with 2 goals and 6 points on the night, while Church tallied a hat trick and 4 points on the night. Colorado was led by Noble, who had 4 goals and 3 assists to lead all scorers. Former Saskatchewan Rush forward Zach Greer had 3 goals and 3 assists.
The loss drops the Rush to 2-4 on the road, and they'll be back on the road next week, when they face the Buffalo Bandits for the first time since last year's dramatic sweep of the Bandits for the NLL Champions Cup.