PoCo Saints' loss leaves them in last place

In a battle of the BC Junior A Lacrosse League’s last place teams, the Port Coquiltam Saints surrendered six goals in the second period and lost to the Burnaby Lakers, 12-7, Monday at Burnaby’s Copeland Arena.

It was the sixth straight loss for the Saints, and leaves them in sole possession of the ignominious position with just four points in 12 games. The Lakers, who’ve played two more games, have six points.

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After both teams scored three times in the first period, the hosts broke the game open second frame. Sam La Roue gave the Lakers a 4-3 lead less than five minutes after the break, but a pair of goals 30 seconds apart by Carson Rees and Daniel Miller swung the score back in favour of the Saints.

That’s as good as it got for the visitors, as Burnaby scored the next seven goals, five of them before the teams took a break between the second and third periods.

Clark Walter’s hattrick and two assists was one of the few highlights for the Saints, who will face even tougher opposition tonight when they play the New Westminster Salmonbellies in New West, and tomorrow when they visit the league-leading Coquitlam Adanacs.

Garrett Winter and Jacob Dunbar each had three-point games.

Kieran McKay led the Lakers’ offence with five goals and an assist.

PoCo outshot the Lakers, 52-47.

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