Roughnecks stung in overtime

TY PILSON -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:52 PM ET

The Calgary Roughnecks' offence has looked like a high-performance V-12 engine firing on only 10 cylinders this season.

That lack of horsepower cost them last night as the Arizona Sting came from behind in the fourth quarter to force OT and cash in with an

11-10 victory in National Lacrosse League action in Glendale, Ariz.

The loss dropped Calgary to 2-2 while the Sting remained undefeated and atop the West Division at 3-0.

Righties Tracey Kelusky, Jason Wulder and Kaleb Toth all scored hat-tricks for Calgary but starting southpaws Lewis Ratcliff and Kevin Dostie were held without a goal.

"In this league, there seems to be one-goal game after one-goal game, so we have to score more goals," said Calgary head coach Chris Hall.

"We got no goals from our left side tonight and the powerplay was 1-6. So we lose an overtime game down here like that and that hurts."

Craig Conn was the hero for Arizona, scoring his fifth goal of the game 1:30 into overtime on the first shot of the extra frame. Earlier, Conn tied the game to force OT with 4:57 left in regulation.

The two clubs were tied 6-6 at the half and Calgary lead 8-6 early in the fourth quarter before the Sting rallied with three straight goals.

Toth said the Roughnecks' offence fell into another rut.

"We played OK, we got our goals," said Toth. "But we should have got more. We have to swing the ball more. There were opportunities when our lefties were open and we tend to get tunnel vision sometimes and not see them. We have to get better looks. Dostie was open a bunch of times and didn't get the ball and that could have been the difference."

Riggers netminder Curtis Palidwor made 38 stops while Arizona's Rob Blasdell turned aside 39.

The Roughnecks are in Portland tonight to take on the expansion Lumberjax.

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ARIZONA STING: 11

CALGARY ROUGHNICKS: 10

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