The Nanaimo Timbermen wanted it more than the opposition.
The Coastal Windows Timbermen defeated the Coquitlam Adanacs 11-8 on Saturday in senior A Western Lacrosse Association action on the Lower Mainland.
The game was 8-8 after 40 minutes, and coach Art Webster used the period break to stress to his charges the importance of the two points.
“They answered it,” he said. “[Graham] Palmer went out and scored a goal in transition right off the bat and the D shut [the Adanacs] down and they never really got another look.
“We were growing stronger as the game was going. I was really pleased with the effort.”
The coach liked a lot of things about the win. The Timbermen got the secondary scoring that had been missing earlier in the week, as Patrick Smith scored Nanaimo’s first two goals and Joel Henry had a hat trick. Scott Ranger had two goals and five assists and Lewis Ratcliff had three and three.
“We knew we had to get more swings, more people had to touch the ball other than Lewis and Scott Ranger for us to be successful,” Webster said.
The coach said goalie Zack Boychuk also had a strong game with 36 saves.
GAME ON … The Timbermen (5-5-2) play two games this coming weekend. The team hosts the Langley Thunder (6-6-1) on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena, then visits the Maple Ridge Burrards (5-9) on Sunday on the mainland. Look for more on the T-men next issue.