The Battle at Blue Cross Arena
An empty Blue Cross Arena soon filled with close to 9,000 rowdy fans waiting to watch the war on the floor about to occur.
Decked out head-to-toe in Rochester Knighthawks gear, the fans erupted from the moment the teams were announced and didn’t stop cheering until the final second ticked off the clock.
It was a hard fought battle from both sides, and a few different bounces could have sent this game either way. But the defensive force of the Georgia Swarm was too much for the Knighthawks to overcome.
Despite the 13-9 loss to the Swarm, the passionate Rochester fans in attendance couldn’t deny what they’d just witnessed: a truly beautiful game.
All photos courtesy the National Lacrosse League. For a full recap of “The Battle at Blue Cross Arena,” visit NLL.com.