- Portland Tribune - Sports
Next: The LumberJax (5-8) play Philadelphia (8-4) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Rose Garden.
• The Jax split two games with San Jose last weekend, losing at the Rose Garden 12-9 on Saturday after leading early, and winning at San Jose 12-10 on Sunday. The Jax had a four-goal third-quarter burst and then held on at the end. … New goalie Matt Disher played well in both games. The difference was the power play unit, which was 1 of 4 Saturday and 4 of 8 Sunday. 'We played really well (Sunday),' GM and coach Derek Keenan says. 'There wasn't a great flow to the game, but we gutted it out.' … In the two games, Ryan Powell had four goals and four assists, Derek Malawsky three and five, and Dan Dawson three and nine.
• The Jax have a 3-4 home record. The Philly game is their last at home before road games at San Jose and Buffalo. 'If we're going to make the playoffs, we're going to earn it,' Keenan says. The coach believes that seven wins will get the Jax into the National Lacrosse League playoffs. 'If we win out, we'd definitely be in,' he says.
- Jason Vondersmith