Lancers win regular season finale, playoffs next

Rochester, NY - The Rochester Lancers (11-13) closed out their 2011-12 MISL regular season with a 10-2 win over the visiting Wichita Wings (7-15) in front of 5,211 fans. The Lancers were led offensively by Mauricio Salles who had 4 point with a 3-point goal and an assist. Irondequoit's Jake Schindler had a 2-point goal and an assist and John Ball had 2 assists. Gavin McInerney made his Lancers debut in goal and made 14 saves in getting the win. The Lancers now get almost two weeks off to prepare for the playoffs and they face the Baltimore Blast in the MISL's Eastern Division Finals.

The Lancers would get the lone goal of the first-quarter, scoring just under seven minutes into the game when John Ball took a restart and found an open Mauricio Salles who stepped into a shot from 3-point land and scored.

The Wings would get on the scoreboard when Kevin Ten Eyck founding a streaking Bryan Perez, who had just gotten out of the penalty box, for the easy tap-in goal to make it 3-2 Lancers after 30 minutes of play.

Six and a half minutes into the third-quarter, Grady Renfrow would clean up the rebound of a Jake Schindler shot to extend the Lancers' lead to 5-2 after the third-quarter.

A little over a minute into the fourth-quarter, Schindler would head home a rebound of a Salles shot and put the Lancers ahead by five points. With Victor Quiroz wearing the sixth-attacker jersey for the Wings, Elliot Fauske would score a long-range 3-point goal from just beyond the Lancers' yellow line with Ball getting his second assist of the game to make the final score 10-2 Rochester.

The Lancers will face the Baltimore Blast in the MISL Eastern Division Finals. The first game of the series will be in Baltimore at 7:35pm on Saturday, March 10th. The Lancers will host the second leg at 7pm on Monday, March 12th. If the series is even at 1-1 after the two games, a 15-minute mini-game will be played at the conclusion of Game 2 in Rochester.

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