Jr A Shamrocks top Delta 11-9

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Story and Photos by David Bukach

May 12, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – The Jr A Shamrock Lacrosse moms were given an extra present on Mother’s Day, as their boys defeated the Delta Islanders 11-9 this afternoon at Bear Mountain Arena in Colwood.

The win against Delta moved the Shamrocks into a tie for second place with Langley in the BC Junior Lacrosse League.

Both teams traded goals through most of the first two periods, with the Shamrocks leading 3-2 after one period and 7-6 after two. The last ten minutes of the second period saw a flurry of goals from both teams, including two powerplay goals within a minute late in the second by the Shamrocks. The Shamrocks led by as much as 9-6 in the third period, but some costly defensive lapses late in the period resulted in two breakaway goals by Delta captain Taylor Northway and a 9-9 tie with under 3 minutes to play.

The Shamrocks responded quickly, however, with a goal by Devon Casey with just over two minutes left to take the lead. Chris Wardle capped the game off with a goal on a nice passing play in the final seconds, his third of the game, to secure the victory. Jake Cullen also played a strong game, scoring two goals and adding two assists. Kurtis Green also scored two goals for the Shamrocks. Northway and Eli Maclaughlin led the Islanders with two goals apiece.

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Shamrocks goalie Cody Hagedorn makes an outlet pass during the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Delta Islanders Eli Mclaughlin scores the first of two goals past a sprawling Shamrocks goalie Cody Hagedorn during the first period of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Shamrocks goalie Cody Hagedorn makes an arm save during the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Shamrocks and Islanders players watch the action from the bench during the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Shamrocks forward Jake Cullen carries the ball into the offensive zone during the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Shamrocks forward Jake Cullen is checked by Mike Avery of the Delta Islanders during the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Shamrocks player Dane Sorensen is checked by Ben Snider of the Delta Islanders and loses the ball during the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN)

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Chris Wardle of the Shamrocks takes a diving shot during the third period of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League game between the Victoria Shamrocks and Delta Islanders at Bear Mountain Arena – Photo by David Bukach (ISN) 

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