NLL's Canadian stars are tops

Dowling's goal in OT beats Americans, 25-24

February 21, 1999|By Steve Bradley | Steve Bradley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Those fans who came to the first National Lacrosse League All-Star Game expecting to see a shootout weren't disappointed.

Rochester's Ted Dowling scored on an unsettled situation 2: 21 into overtime to give the Canadian All-Stars a 25-24 victory over the American All-Stars before 9,070 at Blue Cross Arena.

"I just shot it, that's all," Dowling said. "I had no preconceived notions where it was going to go with it. He thought I was going to go high and I just put it under his stick."

Baltimore's Gary Gait, the league's leading scorer with 43 points, missed the game with a pelvic injury, but Baltimore was still well-represented. Rochester native Paul Cantabene led all scorers with 10 points on two goals and eight assists and earned most valuable player honors for the American squad and Matt Shearer, Rodney Tapp and Joe Hiltz represented the Canadians.

Rochester's Randy Mearns earned most valuable player honors for the Canadians with three goals and four assists.

Pub Date: 2/21/99

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