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Road trip yields good results

Three out of four points, all of which came on the road, helped the Langley Thunder move closer to a post-season berth.

The senior A lacrosse team tied the Victoria Shamrocks 14-14 on Friday night and then followed that up with a 12-7 victory the next night against the Nanaimo Timbermen.

Pat Saunders (four goals, one assist), Dan Williams (two goals, four assists) and Athan Iannucci (two goals, three assists) did the bulk of the damage against Victoria.

Against the Timbermen, Saunders had a hat trick, while Andrew Potter had two goals and one assist and Brett Mydske had two goals and a helper.

Brodie MacDonald was in goal for both victories.

The points were huge as it opened up a slim cushion in the Western Lacrosse Association standings.

The Thunder (7-6-2) have 16 points, two back of second-place Victoria and three up on fifth-place Burnaby.

Two of the Thunder’s remaining three games come at the Langley Events Centre — where they are 6-1.

Langley hosts Nanaimo on Wednesday (July 20) at the Langley Events Centre at 7 p.m.

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