Thunder take 2-0 series lead over Shamrocks

by Gary Ahuja

Curtis Dickson drives to the net during game one of the Langley Thunder's Western Lacrosse Association playoff series against Victoria on Saturday. Dickson scored four goals and finished with six points on Sunday as the Thunder went ahead 2-0 with a 15-10 win. Gary Ahuja LEC photo

The Langley Thunder have taken a 2-0 series lead in their best-of-seven Western Lacrosse Association semi-final series.

The Thunder won game two by a 15-10 score over the host Victoria Shamrocks on Sunday at the Q Centre in Victoria.

And for the second straight game, the Thunder rode a big first period with seven goals, taking a 7-3 lead into intermission and never looking back, leading by four or more goals, the rest of the way.

Robert Church and Curtis Dickson each scored four goals for the Thunder while Church and Dane Dobbie (one goal, seven assists) both had eight-point games while Dickson finished with six points. Connor Robinson chipped in with three goals and two assists and Jordan Magnuson had a four-point game.

The Thunder also received a goal and two assists from Chase Scanlan and single goals from Erik Maas and Dylan Kinnear.

In goal, Frank Scigliano made 48 saves for Langley as Victoria outshot the Thunder 58-49.

Jesse King led Victoria with a goal and five assists while Marshal King (two goals, three assists) and Jake Foster (three goals, two assists) each had five-point games and Chris Wardle finished with a goal and three helpers.

 Colin Jeffery came on in relief and made 27 saves on 37 shots while Pete Dubenski stopped seven of 12 shots.

Game three of the series goes on Tuesday (August 9) at Langley Events Centre with the game getting underway at 6:30pm.