Rock searches for winning formula

STEVEN SANDOR -- 24 Hours Toronto

, Last Updated: 7:26 AM ET

First, the Rock couldn't score. Then, the team couldn't keep goals out of its own net.

The end result? The National Lacrosse League team has to figure out a winning formula after the team's 0-2 start.

The Rock lost its home opener 19-15 to the Rochester Knighthawks Saturday, allowing a ridiculous 10 powerplay goals. That came a week after a 10-6 loss to the same Rochester team in which the Rock offence didn't show up until the fourth quarter.

The team is still looking for an identity after trading all-time team leading scorer Colin Doyle to San Jose just before the new year.

"All we can do is try to draw positives," said head coach Glenn Clark. "You establish things as you go. This is a process."

Likely, before next week's road game in Philadelphia, special teams will need to be addressed.

"Not to take away anything from Rochester, they have five guys who can score on the powerplay, but we have to tighten up," said veteran defender Phil Sanderson. "We hung (goaltender) Bob (Watson) out to dry."


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