Chiefs hold on for Game 4 victory

photo by Darryl Smart
It may have not been the way they drew it up, but the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs breathed life into their aspirations of defending its Major Series Lacrosse title.
Five goals in the first period and five more in the second was enough to sustain a surging Peterborough Lakers team in a 11-10 win at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Tuesday.
The Lakers now lead the best-of-seven MSL final 3-1.
"This one was a big for us," Dillon Ward said after the game. "It gives us some life. We've punched a ticket for another game. We just have to keep the momentum and keep playing hard."
After the keeping poised after Turner Evans and Adam Jones gave the Lakers an early lead, the Chiefs came roaring back with goals from Craig Point, Dhane Smith, Vaughn Harris, Dan Dawson and Brendan Bomberry to grab the lead.
The Lakers responded with two late goals from Brad Self and Curtis Dickson to make it a one-goal game.
In the second period, Randy Staats took over, scoring two unanswered goals, before Bomberry, Ryan Benesch and Jordan Durston all added one each.
Josh Courrier had the lone Lakers reply. That goal seemed to give the Lakers momentum heading into the third period. And like they did in the previous two game in Peterborough, the Lakers came back to make a game of it.
Holden Cattoni scored three goals to lead the charge, while Dickson, Shawn Evans and Adam Jones made it a one-goal game.
Durston scored the lone goal of the period for the Chiefs.
Ward stood tall much of the night making 28 saves, while Matt Vinc made 34 stops for the Lakers.
Game 5 of the series is Thursday in Peterborough at 8 p.m.

Game 1 Peterborough 10, Chiefs 7
Game 2 Peterborough 9, Chiefs 7
Game 3 Peterborough, Chiefs 8
Game 4 Chiefs 11, Peterborough 10
Game 5 Thurs Aug 31 in Peterborough, 8 p.m.
Game 6 Sun Sept 3 at ILA 8 p.m.
Game 7 Mon Sept 4 in Peterborough 8 p.m.


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