Rampage Rally From Four Goals Down to Lance Silver Nights
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (Jan. 21, 2017) - The Cedar Rapids Rampage got off to a slow start coming off Friday’s landmark win over the defending Newman Cup champion Baltimore Blast. The Rampage found themselves trailing by four goals for the first time all season, but scored six straight second quarter goals to turn a 5-1 deficit into a 7-5 halftime lead en route to an 11-9 win over the Syracuse Silver Knights at the US Cellular Center Saturday Night.
The Rampage (10-4) temporarily moved a half-game ahead of the idle Kansas City Comets (9-4) for first place in the Central Division. The Comets visit the Chicago Mustangs on Sunday. With six games remaining, the Rampage have doubled the win total from their 5-15 inaugural season.
Tony Walls led the Rampage with three goals and Hewerton, Gordy Gurson, and Pablo Da Silva had two goals each. Gurson extended his point-scoring streak to 30 games.
Cedar Rapids led by as much as 11-6 before surrendering the game’s final three goals. Antonio Manfut had a hat trick for Syracuse and Joey Tavernese chipped in two goals and an assist.
The Silver Knights fell to 4-7 and trail Florida and Harrisburg for the final Eastern Division playoff spot.
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