Langley experience a big difference in series says coach
With the thunder booming outside, the Langley Thunder were making their noise inside at the Langley Events Centre.
The senior A men's lacrosse team used a 10-6 victory in game three on Tuesday to take a huge 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association semifinal series over the Burnaby Lakers.
"We are a good team," said Thunder coach Rod Jensen, referring to the fact Langley captured the WLA regular season title after a 12-6-0 record and added valuable pieces to last season's league champs.
"We are a little bit tougher, more size, more physical," he said.
"And having that big kid (Brodie MacDonald) in net can be frustrating."
MacDonald, a six-foot-seven goaltender who won the rookie of the year last season, is allowing 6.39 goals against per game with a .849 save percentage.
That is nearly two full goals below his regular season average.
Langley will go for the sweep and a spot in the championship series tonight (Thursday) at Burnaby's Bill Copeland Arena.
A loss and the teams will return to the LEC on Monday for game five.
But Jensen would prefer to end things before the weekend.
"You always want a little bit of rest and time for preparation," he said.