Biers pours it on

DARREN FRIESEN -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:30 AM ET

Andrew Biers has always considered himself an offensive threat. But that all changed the minute he broke into the National Lacrosse League, when the 23-year-old Calgary product was slotted in as a two-way specialist.

Now starring with his hometown Roughnecks, Biers proved last night he can still put the ball in the net, as he scored two big goals in a 18-16 win over the Colorado Mammoth.

Biers admits he knows what's expected of him.

"This team does count on me to bring the ball forward and be able to play two ways," he said. "They're only dressing six offensive guys, so they needed a little help up there. They were counting on me to be one of those guys.

"I'm happy when I can run the floor and contribute on offence."

Biers' play didn't go unnoticed despite the high-scoring performances from players on both sides.

Roughnecks head coach Chris Hall talked of the transition game after the tilt and, in particular, mentioned the performance of Biers.

"Andrew had a great game," he said.

"He got those goals in transition and they were big goals to get us the early lead.

"We talked about getting goals out of our back end. We need some goals out of the transition and we got quite a few out of them.

"Andrew battled at faceoffs, picked up lots of loose balls.

"That's the type of game we expect from him."


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