NALL: Boston Rockhoppers open season with road win over Kentucky Stickhorses

The Boston Rockhoppers got their 2013 North American Lacrosse League season started with a 10-9 win over the host Kentucky Stickhorses on Saturday night. The Stickhorses carried a 6-4 lead into halftime of the game at Freedom Hall, but the Rockhoppers rallied by outscoring Kentucky 6-3 in the second half. Andrew Kirkaldy scored 5 of Boston’s 10 goals and keeper Nic Schroeder made 40 saves. Spencer Lyons made 37 saves for Kentucky. Week 2 of the season is next Saturday with all 4 teams in action: The Rhode Island Kingfish are at Kentucky at 7 p.m. and the Baltimore Bombers are at Boston at 7 p.m. Check out the NALL’s official website for more information, along with how to get your tickets.

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at or go to

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