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DBL Timbermen defeated by Pioneers

Nanaimo DBL Timbermen player Jordan Jarvis, left, is checked by a Ladner Pioneer as Nanaimo’s Shawn Swanson looks to get open during Saturday’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. - GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Nanaimo DBL Timbermen player Jordan Jarvis, left, is checked by a Ladner Pioneer as Nanaimo’s Shawn Swanson looks to get open during Saturday’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association game at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
— image credit: GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen weren’t quite in synch, and it cost them against the league’s first-placed team. The Ladner Pioneers defeated the T-men 6-4 on Saturday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Nanaimo had a deeper bench than Ladner for the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association matchup, but the T-men featured a new-look roster that hasn’t yet found chemistry.

“We made a lot of mistakes, obviously – I’ll call them miscommunication mistakes,” said Roger Dubyna, the team’s coach. “The pressure starts to mount as the game goes on, guys start playing a different system than what it is we’re trying to do and mistakes just keep compounding.”

T-men player Myles Jeffers said there were positives in the loss – the home team worked hard and the defence and goaltending were strong.

“We’ve got to learn how to play with each other, get our pick and rolls going, maybe a couple of set plays,” he said. “Because we’re kind of all just running around right now and being a bit individual. If we start working as a team, as one offence, then I think it'll start clicking.”

Kyle Noble scored two goals for Nanaimo, Reid MacPhail had one and Jeffers had the other. Danny Walters was the goalie of record as his team outshot Ladner 49-40.

GAME ON … Nanaimo closes out the WCSLA regular season on Saturday (July 16) with a home game against the Royal City Capitals, who they are likely to face in Round 1 of the playoffs.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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