Junior Thunder in tough

Langley junior A lacrosse team has one win in first four games

The Langley Junior Thunder are winless in three games.

The junior A lacrosse squad played the Port Coquitlam Saints to a 7-7 tie in the Thunder’s home opener at the Langley Events Centre on May 7 before dropping a road contest, 15-7, on May 9 to the Victoria Junior Shamrocks at the Q Centre in Victoria.

The result leave Langley with a mark of 1-2-1 in the B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League.

Against the Saints, the Thunder were up 3-1 in the first period but Port Coquitlam took the lead with four straight goals. The rest of the game saw Langley playing catch-up with Thomas Moffatt and Alex Gibbs scoring goals 44 seconds apart in the final six minutes to earn the Thunder a single point.

Nathaniel Kozevnikov led the team with a goal and two helpers while James Rahe and Moffatt had a goal and an assist apiece. Dylan Lacroix, Garrett Brown and Dayton McIntosh had the other goals.

In Victoria two nights later, the Shamrocks scored the game’s first eight goals and never looked back, winning 15-7.

Moffatt led Langley with three goals while Lacroix scored twice. Jesse Worley and Connor Abrams had a goal apiece.

The Thunder have three games in the next five days, including a pair at home.

The team is in Coquitlam on May 13 to face the Junior Adanacs before hosting the Burnaby Junior Lakers on May 14 and Victoria on May 17. Game times are 8 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively at the LEC.