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Thunder back to .500

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The Langley Thunder have turned things around from an early-season slump, winning three straight following an 0-3 start to the season.

The senior A lacrosse team beat the Coquitlam Adanacs 13-10 on June 4 at the Langley Events Centre and followed that up with a 12-8 win over the Burnaby Lakers on June 6 at the Bill Copeland Arena.

The victories improve Langley to 3-3 as the Western Lacrosse Association season hits the one-third mark of its 18-game schedule.

Against Coquitlam, the Thunder erupted for nine goals in the middle period, erasing a 4-2 deficit.

Alex Turner (two goals, six assists),  Athan Iannucci (one goal, five assists) and Tom Johnson (four goals) keyed the attack while junior A call-up James Rahe — who leads the Langley Junior Thunder in scoring this season — chipped in with three goals and an assist.

Brodie MacDonald stopped 36 shots as Coquitlam out-shot Langley 46-39.

Against Burnaby two nights later, the teams were tied at four early in the second period when Langley scored three straight goals to take the lead for good.

And once again, it was Iannucci and Turner leading the way as they combined for five goals and 11 points.

MacDonald stopped 41 shots for the win.

Langley will look to make it four wins in a row as they host the unbeaten Victoria Shamrocks (4-0-1) on June 11 at the LEC. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

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