The Nanaimo Coastal Windows Timbermen lost a game that was there for the taking on Saturday.
The city’s senior A Western Lacrosse Association team (6-8-2) lost 10-9 in overtime to the Coquitlam Adanacs on Saturday on the mainland.
The T-men led 6-5 after two periods, but needed a goal from Joel Henry with six minutes left to force OT. Henry, Scott Ranger, Mat MacLeod and Cayle Ratcliff all ended up with two goals and Paul Brebber scored Nanaimo’s other marker. Matt King suffered the loss in goal as his team outshot the Adanacs 42-40.
No points are awarded for overtime losses in the WLA, so the playoff race has gotten dicier for the T-men. Nanaimo ends its regular season with a home-and-home series against the Victoria Shamrocks (9-5-2). The teams meet Friday in Victoria, then play the rematch Saturday (July 30) at Frank Crane Arena.