The Coquitlam Adanacs surrendered three goals in the third period of their Wester Lacrosse Associaiton game Saturday against the Nanaimo Timbermen and were able to get only one of them back as they lost their fifth straight home game, 12-10.
The teams had been tied 9-9 heading into the final frame.
Braylon Lumb put the visitors in front 10-9 less than two minutes in, then Gord Phillips gave the Timermen an insurance goal with five minutes left to play in regulation time. They needed it, as Coquitlam’s Dean Fairall scored 1:39 later with Adanacs’ keeper Andrew Gallant on the bench for an extra attacker.
But the hosts couldn’t score the equalizer and Nanaimo salted away the win with an empty net goal by Jordan Gilles with 29 seconds remaining on the clock.
The Timbermen had stormed to a 4-0 lead midway through the first period and went into the dressing room up 7-3.
But the Adanacs fought back in the second period, outscoring the visitors 6-2 to get them back on even terms.
Fairall finished the game with three goals and three assists. Matt Delmonico had a goal and four helpers.
The Adanacs also outshot the Timbermen, 50-48.
Coquitlam remains mired in last place in the league standings, tied with the Langley Thunder. Both teams have four points, although the Adanacs have a game in hand.
They’ll have a chance to break that tie on Wednesday, when the Adanacs visit the Thunder at the Langley Events Centre.