A great start was all for naught as the Vancouver Stealth dropped a third straight game.
The Stealth led 3-1 in the first quarter of Saturday’s National Lacrosse League game against the Colorado Mammoth at Denver’s Pepsi Centre and were up 4-3 in the early stages of the second.
But after that, it was all Colorado, as the Mammoth scored 17 of the final 22 goals to win 20-9.
The win improved Colorado to 3-0 on the season while the Stealth fell to 1-3.
Colorado outscored Vancouver 12-3 over the middle two quarters to seize control.
Joel McCready led the Stealth with three goals and an assist while Corey Small — playing his first game for Vancouver since being acquired via trade — had two goals and two assists. Tyler Digby (two goals, one assist), Rhys Duch (one goal, two assists) and Lewis Ratcliff (one goal, two assists) rounded out the scoring for the Stealth.
The two teams will renew their rivalry on Saturday (Jan. 31) at the Langley Events Centre.