Defence clamps down on Lakers

It was a good thing the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs defence was its stingy self on Tuesday night.
With the offence put on its heels for much of the game, the back end, supported by the goaltending of Dillon Ward, sparked the Chiefs to a 9-8 win over the Peterborough Lakers at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.
Although both teams combined for nine goals in the third period, the Chiefs defence held a surging Lakers team at bay.
But in the third period, the Chiefs got rolling, with Quinn Powless, Johnny Powless, Jordan Durston and Dan Coates scoring in a a 1:23 span to give them a lead they wouldn't give up.
Joel Matthews gave the Lakers and early first-period lead, with Cody Jamieson quickly responding.
In the second period, Holden Cattoni and Shawn Evans scored for the Lakers, while Jamieson and Durston responded for the Chiefs to keep things tied up after 40 minutes.
Jamieson scored his third goal of the night on the powerplay, early in the third period, before the Lakers took things over. That's when Cattoni scored two more goals, while Cory Vitarelli and Josh Currier appeared to put the game out of reach.
But like other games this season the Chiefs couldn't be counted out.
Ward ended the night making 46 saves, while Matt Vinc stopped 47 Chiefs shots.
The Chiefs now improve to 4-1 on the season, and begin a home-and-home set wit the Brooklin Redmen Wednesday on the road at 8pm. The two teams meet at the ILA Tuesday at 8pm.
NOTES: Reid Acton made his Chiefs debut Tuesday. The Georgia Swarm third round (21st overall) pick in the 2013 NLL Entry Draft has been on the Chiefs radar for a few years. Chiefs president Duane Jacobs said Acton's job situation finally enabled him to play, so they were more than happy to put him in the lineup.
In the winter, the defencemen made his National Lacrosse League debut with the Swarm, playing in eight regular season games.


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