Forward Matt Hickman (Salisbury) scored six goals to earn Player of the Game honors and forward Andrew Wasik added four goals as the Bombers rallied to defeat the Kentucky Stickhorses, 17-13, at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky.
With the win, the Bombers (3-1) moved into a tie with the Boston Rockhoppers for first place in the North American Lacrosse League.
"You go down 0-3 and it's tough. We had to keep our head up," Wasik told In Lacrosse We Trust. "After that, the defense played great, the offense started putting the ball in the net. ... Pat [Crosby, the Kentucky goalie] played amazing tonight."
Baltimore trailed 3-0 in the first quarter before going on a 6-0 run, including four goals by Hickman, one by Wasik and one by forward Ben Rubeor (Loyola High, Chesapeake Bayhawks).
Travis Bland and Brandon Dube led the Stickhorses with three goals apiece.
The Bombers led 7-5 at the half and 12-9 after three quarters.
For the Bombers, Ginny Capicchioni made 38 saves on 51 shots, while Crosby had 42 saves on 59 shots for the Stickhorses (1-3), who will host a rematch Sunday at 1 p.m.
"I think our chemistry is coming together a little bit after a few games," Bombers transition player Dan Deckelbaum (Owings Mills) said. "Last week against Boston we didn't really play together, so we focused on that this week, had a little better team effort today, and I think that's why we got the 'W.' You can definitely learn a little more from a loss sometimes than a win."
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