DBL Timbermen stay alive with win

The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen aren't ready for lacrosse season to end quite yet. The city's West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association team defeated the Ladner Pioneers 9-6 on Wednesday night on the mainland in a must-win Game 3.

The Nanaimo DBL Timbermen aren’t ready for lacrosse season to end quite yet.

The city’s West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association team defeated the Ladner Pioneers 9-6 on Wednesday night on the mainland in a must-win Game 3 of the teams’ best-of-five semifinal series.

“Overall a great team effort…” said Roger Dubyna, the team’s coach. “Our team played way better than the game before.”

The DBL men fell into a two-games-to-none hole to start the series because of a lack of offence, some missed assignments on defence and problems with their short-man play.

“This game, all that got solved,” Dubyna said. “We were much better mentally. There’s always some breakdowns, but not as continuous. Defensively and offensively we eliminated a lot of the mistakes, our short man was much, much better, they limited the Ladner guys’ time and space. Offensively our odd man came to life, got three huge goals, all at clutch times.”

Jordan Jarvis led the attack with two goals and two assists and Reid MacPhail also tallied twice. Shane Chalker had a goal and two helpers and other scorers were Aaron Vanderhorst, Myles Jeffers, Joey Fendick and B.J. Potter. Mike Berti and Danny Walters shared time in goal, combining to make 32 saves.

GAME ON … The senior B Timbermen and the Pioneers will enjoy a break over the long weekend before the series resumes with Game 4 on Tuesday (Aug. 2) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena.

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