Shamrocks Down Lakers 17 - 7
Story courtesy Victoria Shamrocks. Photo courtesy Jen Powley / Victoria Shamrocks.
The Victoria Shamrocks put on a lacrosse clinic last night as they steamrolled the Burnaby Lakers with an impressive 17-7 victory in a Western Lacrosse Association (WLA) clash at The Q Centre. The Shamrocks showcased their offensive prowess, outshooting their opponents 63-41 to secure a commanding win.
The game's three stars were all rightfully earned by the dominant Shamrocks roster. Cole Pickup claimed the third star of the night, exhibiting his scoring touch with three goals and two assists. His relentless effort on the offensive end created opportunities for his teammates and ensured the Shamrocks maintained their momentum throughout the game.
Marshal King, the second star, showcased his incredible playmaking abilities, tallying an astonishing five goals and four assists. King's vision and precision passes constantly opened up scoring opportunities for his teammates. His outstanding performance was pivotal in the Shamrocks' offensive explosion.
However, stealing the spotlight and earning the first star of the game was the incredible Tom Vaesen. The Shamrocks' offensive juggernaut was virtually unstoppable, putting on a show for the home crowd. Vaesen delighted fans with a sock trick, recording an impressive six goals and two assists. His clinical finishing and ability to find gaps in the Lakers' defense left spectators in awe.
With the victory, the Shamrocks work their way into a three-way tie for first place with New Westminster and Langley with a 2 - 1 record, while the Lakers fall to 0 - 3 at the bottom of the standings table.
Looking ahead, the Shamrocks will be eager to maintain their winning ways as they prepare for their next game, which is set to take place at home on June 9. The Coquitlam Adanacs will venture into The Q Centre, hoping to put an end to the Shamrocks' dominant run.
Meanwhile, the Burnaby Lakers will be looking to bounce back from this defeat when they hit the road on June 9 to face the Nanaimo Timbermen.