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Tier 1 Thunder fall behind to Roadrunners

Langley splits home-and-home series with Richmond

A first period deficit was too much to overcome for the Langley Thunder.

The visiting Richmond Roadrunners raced out to a 6-2 lead on their way to a 12-10 win in BC Junior Tier 1 Lacrosse League action at Langley Events Centre on Tuesday night. The two Tier 1 teams were completing a home-and-home series which saw the Thunder win 12-11 last week (May 29) in Richmond.

In that contest, Jake Newby and Jameson Reed both scored four times, with each scoring once late in the third period for the come-from-behind victory. But there would be no late-game magic this time around as Langley could not take advantage of a later power play to get any closer.

The Thunder did manage to cut Tuesday’s deficit from four down to three after 40 minutes, trailing 11-8 and they then held Richmond to a single goal over the final 20 minutes.

Mac Timms led the offence in the loss with a pair of goals and three assists while Brayden Longacre scored once and set up four others as both players finished with five points.  Newby notched a pair of goals as part of his three-point game, with Xavian Washington (1-2), Connyr Welch (1-1), Kellen Bateman and Dallas Kilpatrick each scoring once.

Jackson Hastings and Todd Hensrud split the goaltending duties with each making 14 saves. Hensrud was also between the pipes in the victory with 39 saves on 50 shots.

The Richmond offence was led by three goals and four assists from Sam Snyder and two goals and three assists from Jack Bamford. Tenzin Fernandez finished with 35 saves.

With their two most recent results, Langley was sitting at 4-6 at the midway point of the 20-game regular season.