Morning Star Staff
Vernon’s Brodie MacDonald was buzzing in the Georgia Swarm net.
The 6-foot-7 goalie made 49 saves – including a perfect 14-for-14 in the opening quarter – to lead the Swarm to a 13-9 National Lacrosse League win over the Rochester Knighthawks and a sweep of the team’s weekend road trip.
MacDonald was named the game’s third star Saturday as Georgia improved to 3-2 on the season.
Johnny Powless and Miles Thompson led the Swarm offence with three goals each.
The win came 24 hours after a goals-galore game Friday in Toronto, where the Swarm outscored the Rock 20-17.
MacDonald started the game and played 50 of the 60 minutes, allowing 14 goals on 43 shots. His backup, Zack Higgins, played nearly 10 minutes and gave up three goals on six shots while spelling MacDonald, who made a number of big saves after his return to the game.
Shayne Jackson led Georgia with a 10-point game on four goals and six assists. Powless also had four goals for the Swarm, who led 12-11 at halftime.
The Swarm sit a half-game back of the East Division-leading New England Revolution (3-1).