Thunder knock off WLA's top team
Trailing by two goals against the league’s top team with less than a period remaining, the Langley Thunder orchestrated a thrilling comeback, knocking off the New Westminster Salmonbelllies 9-7.
The two senior A Western Lacrosse Association battled on Saturday night at the Langley Events Centre.
Kyle Belton scored twice in the third to bring Langley on even terms, and then Athan Iannucci notched the game-winner, his second of the night.
Mike Grimes added an insurance marker.
Andrew Potter, Nick Bilic, Matt Leveque and Kyle McEwen had the other Thunder goals.
Brodie MacDonald made 37 saves for the victory.
The win was Langley’s second in a row and third in past five games. They improved to 4-5-1. New West fell to 7-2-1.
The Thunder are in action Wednesday (June 30) when they host the Victoria Shamrocks (6-3-1).