Chiefs show grit in come-from-behind win over Excelsiors

The Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs showed that it's not how you start a game, but how you finish.
Trailing for much of Tuesday's Major Series Lacrosse tilt at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena, the Chiefs needed a five-goal third period to come from behind, beating the Brampton Excelsiors 9-6.
Craig Point and Dhane Smith led the charge, scoring three goals each, while Joe Resetarits was a one-man gang for the visitors, netting four.
Down two goals heading into the final frame, Point scored twice less than two minutes apart to lead the third-period charge, while Vaughn Harris, Smith and Roger Vyse added singles.
In the first period. Resetarits gave the Excelsiors a quick two-goal lead, before Point got the Chiefs on the scoreboard.
The Excelsiors continued to roll early in the second period, with Brady Heseltine and Ethan O'Connor scoring less than two minutes apart. But then Smith scored two goals a minute and a half apart midway through the frame to get the Chiefs back in the game, with Ryan Benesch adding one more to tie things up.
But it was Resetarits scoring two more goals in a three minute span to give the Excelsiors another lead heading into the third period.
Dillon Ward was again sharp in the Chiefs net, making 25 stops to record his fourth-straight win. Tyler Carlson was equal to the task, stopping 37 Chiefs shots.
The win improves the Chiefs record to 5-1 and gives them some all-important momentum heading into a home-and-home set with the Peterborough Lakers.
Thursday, the Chiefs are in Peterborough, before the two teams meet again Tuesday at the
ILA. Both games are at 8pm.


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