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Rebel Drops Sixth Straight in Loss to Vancouver

March 29, 2003 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Ottawa Rebel News Release

VANCOUVER -- The Ottawa Rebel lost its sixth straight game Friday night at GM Place in Vancouver, dropping a 10-7 decision to the Vancouver Ravens in front of 9,233 fans.

The Rebel drops to 4-10 on the season and has been eliminated from playoff contention.

Ottawa's road record is 1-6. The Rebel has lost five straight road games, and has not won away from Ottawa since Jan. 4 against the New York Saints.

Despite Jason Clark's six-point game (two goals and four assists), the Rebel could not manage to pick up its first win since Feb. 15 when it beat the Philadelphia Wings at the Civic Centre.

Vancouver led 5-2 after the first quarter, but the Rebel rallied in the second quarter, outscoring the Ravens 3-0 to even the game at 5-5 going into the halftime intermission.

But the Ravens took control in the third, scoring three unanswered goals for an 8-5 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Kevin Dostie and Stephen Evans both scored twice for Ottawa, while Brad Self added the other Rebel goal.

Mat Giles, the leading goal-scorer for Ottawa this season, had two assists.

Ottawa goalie Matt Disher, a native of Vancouver, made 44 saves. The Ravens outshot the Rebel 54-44.

The next Rebel game is Sunday afternoon against the Calgary Roughnecks at Penngrowth Saddledome.

Ottawa's final home game of the 2003 season is Saturday, April 12 at the Civic Centre (Lansdowne Park) against the Columbus Landsharks (7 p.m.).

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