SIX NATIONS — It was another well played and exciting game between the St. Catharines Shockwave and the Six Nations Snipers at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena Saturday night in Arena Lacrosse Action.
In the end Six Nations withstood the Shockwave and turned in a 15-13 win to move into a first place tie with the Oshawa Outlaws, both with identical 3-1-0 records.
Leading the Snipers was Roger Vyse with three goals and three assists with Travis Longboat (3G,2A) and Haodais Maracle (5A), each cashing in with five points.
It was tied 4-4 at the end of the first quarter and 7-7 at the half. In the third quarter the Snipers turned it up a notch. Danton Miller scored from Longboat and Maracle to take a 7-6 lead which Pat Corbett turned into an 8-6 lead.
The Shockwave made it a one goal game again but Corbett restored the Six Nations two goal cushion and Martin Whittaker added another and it was 11-8.
The teams traded goals late in the period to end the quarter with the Snipers leading 12-9.
It got interesting in the last quarter when the Shockwave pulled out all the stops. Vyse scored from Marty Hill at 1:08 but the Shockwave was not about to go down easy and scored the next four to tie it again at 13-13 with six minutes remaining.
Roger Vyse recorded the game winner from Maracle. Warren Hill closed the door on the Snipers net while Tyler Albrecht scored the 15-13 goal from Adams.
In other A.L.L. games Oshawa downed the Toronto Monarchs 14-7 and Paris defeated the Peterborough Timbermen 13-10.
This coming Saturday, Feb. 4 the Snipers take a little trip down the road to Paris to play the RiverWolves who are 2-2-0 in a grouping of three teams with four points each.