Arrows just shy of opening win

SIX NATIONS —The Six Nations Junior A Arrows welcomed the St. Catharines Athletics to the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena on Monday, May 24, for their season opener.

Coinciding with the Bread and Cheese celebration, the arena filled with spectators, fans, friends and family to enjoy a close showing of Junior A.

Off the bat, the Athletics pulled away with a three goal lead, with two answers from Ross Hill and Mitchell VanEvery. This brought the game to the Athletics 6-2.

Game MVP’s were selected and awarded a usable traditional lacrosse stick and a copy of ‘Akhwatsirehko:wa, My Big Family’ courtesy of turtle’s Back Publishing. From left: Aidan Fearn of the Arrows, Michelle Davis of Turtle’s Back Publishing and Efrain Barreto of the Athletics.

With the deficit, the Arrows entered the second period with three fast goals from Tyler Davis (2) and Kaleb Maylon. But the Athletics fired back, putting the score at 10-5 for the Athletics.

Returning to the floor ready to play hard, the Arrows mustered two quick buries from Damon Doxtator and Tyler Davis. A single response from the Athletics opened for goals from Thunder Hill, and Tyler Myers (2). But as the scoreboard hit 10-10, the overtime saw a wind up shot from the outside that made it to the back of the Arrows net, giving the game to the Athletics 11-10.

On Tuesday, May 24, the Arrows travelled to the Iroquois Sports Complex to face the Whitby Warriors at 7:30 p.m., which is past the publication deadline for the Two Row Times Sports Section.

The Arrows next home game will fall on May 29, at 7:00 p.m., within the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena and host the Brampton Excelsiors.

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