Lakers strike first in MSL final
|photo by Darryl Smart|
In Game 1 of the Major Series Lacrosse final, the Lakers bounced back from a three goal first-period deficit to beat the Six Nations Pro-Fit Chiefs 10-7.
The Chiefs got the start they were looking for, getting goals from Dan Dawson, Jordan Durston, Ryan Benesch and Randy Staats, before Mark Steenhuis stopped the bleeding late in the frame.
That goal seemed to energize the Lakers, who struck seven times in the second period to grab the lead. Adam Jones scored twice to lead the way, while Holden Cattoni, Shawn Evans, Curtis Dickson and Thomas Hoggarth added singles. Kyle Jackson, Dawson and Benesch responded for the Chiefs.
In the third period, the Lakers got two more goals from Jones to seal the victory.
With a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven final series, the Lakers head home for two games.
NOTES: Dillon Ward was again busy making 43 saves, while Evan Kirk recovered from a rough start to get the win making 40 stops.
REPLAY OF GAME 1 (Two parts as a result of fixing bandwidth problem)
Game 1 Peterborough 10, Chiefs 7
Game 2 Thursday in Peterborough, 8 p.m.
Game 3 Sunday in Peterborough, 7 p.m.
Game 4 Tues Aug 29 at ILA, 8 p.m.
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.