If the Nanaimo DBL Timbermen can do a better job of playing between the whistles, they can be competitive in their semifinal series.
The senior B Timbermen were defeated 9-4 by the Ladner Pioneers on Sunday on the mainland in Game 1 of the best-of-five West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association series.
The T-men took 27 more penalty minutes than the Pioneers, and Ladner tallied five times with the odd man.
“We weren’t as composed or disciplined as we should have been, but other than that we were right there with them,” said Roger Dubyna, coach of the team. “The offence played well, moved the ball really well, had some good-quality chances. Defensively we did a good job even strength.”
Shawn Swanson led Nanaimo’s offence with two goals and an assist and B.J. Potter and Mike Maughan had the other goals. Luke MacNeil dished three assists and goalie Danny Walters made 42 saves.
GAME ON … The T-men and Pioneers meet in Game 2 tonight (July 26) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena.