Jr. Thunder on the brink of elimination
After an opening 20 minutes which saw them even with the Coquitlam Junior Adanacs, the Langley Junior Thunder appeared to be in relatively good shape.
But instead, the visiting Adanacs blew open a 3-3 game with 12 straight goals, to win 15-4 on Sunday night (July 22) at the Langley Events Centre.
The victory gives Coquitlam a 2-0 stranglehold in the teams' best-of-five B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League semifinal series.
Langley will try to stave off elimination on July 25 (Wednesday) as the series shifts back to Coquitlam.
A Thunder victory would mean game four at the LEC on July 27.
In game two, Jaeden Gastaldo gave Langley a great start, opening the scoring 11 seconds into the contest.
Matt Messenger and Brandon Bull also scored in the opening 20 minutes.
And after the teams went to the dressing room knotted at three goals apiece, the Adanacs pumped in seven goals in the middle stanza to seize control.
Coquitlam opened the third period with another five goals before Bull scored his second of the game.
The Adanacs outshot Langley 52-26.
Game one was much closer with Coquitlam winning 11-8.
Langley actually led 7-6 after 40 minutes but were outscored 5-1 in the third.
Brian Gillis scored three times while Adam Will, Brendan Mykle-Winkler, Max Weselowski, Colton Dow and Jake Taylor had one goal apiece.