National Lacrosse League
Ex-Terp Walters helps Knighthawks take opener
Forward Joe Walters (Maryland) had a goal and an assist, and the two-time defending league champion Rochester Knighthawks rallied for an 8-6 win over the Minnesota Swarm before an announced 6,238 on Saturday at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, N.Y. Forward Scott Jones (UMBC) had an assist for the Swarm, which was held to its lowest scoring total since 2007. The Knighthawks scored three times in the final 7:35 to rally from a 6-5 deficit.
More Saturday NLL results: Forward Drew Westervelt (John Carroll, UMBC) had a goal, but the host Colorado Mammoth lost, 13-10, to the Edmonton Rush in front of an announced 15,596 at Pepsi Center in Denver. Edmonton led 8-6 at halftime. The Mammoth pulled to within 11-10 with 1:37 left in the game but weren't able to tie the score. Transition player Cameron Holding, selected by the Chesapeake Bayhawks at No.2 overall in the Major League Lacrosse supplemental draft this month, had two assists, including one on Westervelt's first-quarter goal.