EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., FEB. 28 -- The Washington Wave won the Major Indoor Lacrosse League regular season title tonight with a stunning 21-14 victory over the New Jersey Saints at Brendan Byrne Arena.

Washington (6-2) will host the championship game March 20 at 7:30 at Capital Centre. The Saints (5-3) now face a playoff game against the Philadelphia Wings (3-5) next weekend at the Meadowlands.

The Wave lost in last year's championship to the Baltimore Thunder, 11-10, at Capital Centre.

Tonight's win was the Wave's first over the Saints in New Jersey in two years. Earlier this season, the Saints rolled to a 25-15 victory at the Meadowlands and the Wave needed overtime to win, 17-16, at Capital Centre.

Mark Gold scored a league-record seven goals for the Wave, which won for the fourth straight time. Jim Beardmore played the first half in goal and then moved to forward for the second half. He had two assists. Tim Hastings played in goal the second half.

Washington led, 15-11, after three quarters and outscored the Saints, 6-3, in the final period.Washington 4 6 5 6 21 New Jersey 4 2 5 3 14

FIRST PERIOD SCORING -- 1, Wash., Printup, pp, 10:58; 2, N.J., Nicklas (Huff), 10:39; 3, Wash., M. Gold (Thurston), 9:53; 4, Wash., O'Connor, pp, 7:44; 5, Wash., M. Gold, 7:26; 6, N.J., Cook (Swift), 6:43; 7, N.J., Driscoll (Cook), 3:27; 8, N.J., Natoli, 2:18.

SECOND PERIOD SCORING -- 9, Wash., P. Hanley (Lion), 13:06; 10, Wash., J. Gold (J. Lamon), 10:53; 11, Wash., Evander, 9:52; 12, N.J., Driscoll (Nicklas), 7:04; 13, N.J., Driscoll (Huff), pp, 5:20; 14, Wash., J. Gold (P. Hanley), pp, 4:04; 15, Wash., O'Connor (M. Gold), :27; 16, Wash., M. Gold (J. Gold), :01.

THIRD PERIOD SCORING -- 17, N.J., Sweeney (Nicklas), 13:31; 18, Wash., M. Gold (Hastings), 13:06; 19, N.J., Cook (Bovich), 12:20; 20, Wash., Lion (Sowell), 9:29; 21, Wash., M. Gold, 8:47; 22, N.J., Sweeney (Crowley), 7:44; 23, Wash., J. Lamon (Starkey), 7:18; 24, N.J., Engelky (Quinn), 4:49; 25, N.J., McCulloch (Huff), 1:09; 26, Wash., Sowell (J. Gold), :27.

FOURTH PERIOD SCORING -- 27, Wash., M. Gold (J. Gold), 14:35; 28, Wash., P. Hanley, pp, 12:31; 29, N.J., Crowley (Quinn), 11:33; 30, Wash., M. Gold (Thurston), 10:20; 31, Wash., P. Hanley (Beardmore), 6:09; 32, Wash., J. Lamon (Sowell), 4:03; 33, N.J., Nicklas (Goldberg), 3:40; 34, Wash., J. Gold, pp, 2:50; 35, N.J., Goldberg (Natoli), 2:06.

Shots on goal: Washington 14 14 9 17 54 New Jersey 15 12 13 8 48

Saves -- Washington: Hastings (21 shots-10 saves), Beardmore (27-20); New Jersey: Quinn (26-15), Swift (28-16).

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