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Steenhuis scores four goals to lift Bandits over Rock

The Canadian Press

2/1/2014 10:29:36 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mark Steenhuis scored four goals and added two assists to lead the Buffalo Bandits over the Toronto Rock 12-10 in National Lacrosse League action on Saturday.

Ryan Benesch scored three times, John Tavares had two goals and two assists, and Jamie Rooney, Chad Culp and David Brock each contributed with a goal apiece for the East division-leading Bandits (5-1). Dhane Smith chipped in with five assists.

Josh Sanderson scored three and helped on another for Toronto (2-3), Garrett Billings and Stephan Leblanc each had two goals and three assists, Kasey Beirnes had two goals and two assists, and Rob Hellyer scored once and assisted on one more.

Buffalo's Anthony Cosmo made 39 saves for the win, while Rock goaltender Nick Rose stopped 36 shots in the losing effort.