Langley Thunder’s Austin Rockwell gets his stick in the shooting lane of Maple Ridge Burrards’ Johnny Kraakman during Western Lacrosse Association action on May 31 at the Langley Events Centre. The Thunder fell 16-9 in their home opener to drop to 0-3 on the season. Gary Ahuja Langley Times

Burrards beat down Thunder

Langley senior A lacrosse team falls 16-9 in home opener at Langley Events Centre

Surrendering four goals on their first four shots was too much to overcome for the Langley Thunder.

The senior A lacrosse team fell behind 4-0 three minutes in and while they battled back to make it a one-goal game later in the period, could not pull even.

The end result was a 16-9 loss to the Maple Ridge Burrards on May 31 at the Langley Events Centre. The loss dropped Langley’s record to 0-3 on the season.

After the Thunder scored three straight to make it 4-3, the Burrards went on a 3-0 run — including two goals in the final 18 seconds — to lead 7-3 at intermission.

Langley would battle back to make to make it 8-6 in the second before Maple Ridge closed on another 4-0 run to put the game out of reach for good, leading 12-6 after 40 minutes.

Both teams used the power-play to their advantage with the Thunder going 4-for-6 and Maple Ridge scoring on three of their seven chances.

Langley will look for their first win when they host the Nanaimo Timbermen on June 7 at the LEC. Game time is 7 p.m.