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Demons loose a close one to Turfdogs

DURHAM – The Ohsweken Demons are batting .500 and are in third place in the five-team Canadian Lacrosse League aka CLax after dropping a 12-11 decision to the Durham Turfdogs at the General Motors Centre Saturday afternoon. It has been the Demons’ style to turn it on in the second half, but this time the

DURHAM – The Ohsweken Demons are batting .500 and are in third place in the five-team Canadian Lacrosse League aka CLax after dropping a 12-11 decision to the Durham Turfdogs at the General Motors Centre Saturday afternoon.

It has been the Demons’ style to turn it on in the second half, but this time the Turfdogs came from behind to overtake Ohsweken.

It was 2-2 at the end of the first quarter, and 7-3 for the Demons at the half. After the intermission, the Dogs would have their day as they fought off the Demons and regained lost ground to stand tied 9-9 at the end of the third quarter.

Durham took the 11-9 lead a pair of quick goals at 11:48 and 11:40 in the fourth quarter. Wayne VanEvery, who played a stellar game, cut the Durham lead to one and Dallas John evened the score at 11-11 with 8:40 remaining.

Mack O’Brien played the hero for the Dogs when he netted the game winner with 1:16 left on the clock. The Demons could do no more as the Turfdogs celebrated the tenacious win.

The Demons offense was led by Roger Vyse (2G, 4A), Wayne VanEvery (4G, 1A), and Torrey VanEvery (2G,2A).

The Demons host the Turfdogs at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena for the last time in the regular season this coming Friday, March 6th at 8 pm when they hope to exact their revenge.

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