Shamrocks stop Thunder three-peat bid

Victoria defeats Langley four games to two in Western Lacrosse Association championship series

There will be no seventh game or three-peat for the Langley Thunder.

The senior A lacrosse team lost 8-3 to the host Victoria Shamrocks in game six of the Western Lacrosse Association championship series.

The game was played Aug. 29 at Bear Mountain Arena.

The Shamrocks scored five unanswered goals in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and take the insurmountable lead.

Langley did cut the lead to 6-2 prior to intermission, but only got one more goal the rest of the way.

Mark Matthews, Athan Iannucci and Garrett Billings had the Thunder goals.

Nick Rose was tagged with the loss, making 14 saves on 18 shots. He was replaced by Brodie MacDonald who made a dozen saves on 16 shots.

Langley, which won the WLA title in both 2011 and 2012 and was the top team during the regular season, was up 2-1 in the series. But the second-seed Shamrocks rallied for an overtime win in game four to even the series and then became the first team to win a road game in the series with an 11-8 victory in game five.