Big road win over Lakers
|Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/QMI Agency|
After getting down early and slowly chipping away, Dan Coates' goal with four minutes remaining in the game gave the Chiefs a 10-9 victory over the Peterborough Lakers in front of about 3,000 fans.
Coates, who scored his first goal of the Major Series Lacrosse season, gave the Chiefs a two-goal lead before Cory Vitarelli netted his third of the game to inch the Lakers closer with less than two minutes to play.
Despite the late charge, Evan Kirk and the Chiefs defence were able to hold on for the win.
The Lakers looked poised to remain undefeated at home, with Vitarelli, Mark Steenhuis, Chad Culp and Aaron Wilson giving the Lakers a 4-0 lead 12 minutes into the game.
But the Chiefs got their legs from the long bus trip, with Jeff Shattler and Roger Vyse responding late in the first period, while Randy Staats, Shattler and Cody Jamieson gave thw Chiefs a lead early in the second.
Brock Sorenson and Staats also exchanged second period goals.
Staats then scored his second goal of the game, while Vyse added two more to earn the hat trick in the third period.
Vitarelli and Steenhuis also added goals in the third period.
Kirk picked up another win between the Chiefs pipes, this tme in spectacular fashion, making 47 saves, while Matt Vinc took the loss in a 31 save effort.
With the win, the Chiefs are now 6-4, and are in second place, two points behind the Brooklin Redmen.
On Saturday, the Chiefs and Lakers renew hostilities, this time at teh Iroquois Lacrosse Arena at 7 p.m.
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