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For 40 minutes, the Langley Thunder played the unbeaten Victoria Shamrocks to a standstill, with both teams scoring four goals — two in the first period and two in the third period.

But the second period was all Shamrocks as the Victoria visitors scored nine teams en route to a 13-4 victory at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday night (June 11).

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Langley as their record fell to 3-4 in the senior A Western Lacrosse Association standings.

Victoria improved to a league-best 5-0-1.

Tyler Melnyk score twice for Langley in the first period while Daniel McQuade and Ian Poole had the team's third-period goals.

The Shamrocks were led by a couple of familiar faces in Langley lacrosse circles.

Rhys Duch — who led the Vancouver Stealth in scoring this past National Lacrosse League season — had four goals and an assist. And Langley's Brandon Bull — who played his minor and junior lacrosse in town — had two goals and three assists.

Bull is a WLA rookie.

The Thunder will look to return to the win column when they visit the Nanaimo Timbermen (1-4-1) on June 15.

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