The Saskatchewan Rush lost their second to last regular season game of the year Saturday, falling 14-12 to the Stealth in Vancouver.
Mark Matthews put up five goals for the Rush, including three in the fourth quarter, surpassing the 100 point mark for a second straight season.
Despite the loss, the Rush are still in the running for the best overall record in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), which would secure a home-turf advantage for as far as they go in the playoffs.
Saturday’s loss, combined with Buffalo’s win in Rochester, leaves the Rush and Bandits tied for first overall. Both teams have 12-5 records.
Earlier in the weekend, the Rush boasted that its first-ever home playoff game on May 21st had sold 12,000 seats in the span of four days, setting the pace for ticket sales in the NLL.
The final regular season game for the Rush is Saturday, Apr. 30, in Rochester.