Rivermen poised to strike

OHSWEKEN – The third place Ohsweken Rivermen are in a perfect position to strike out at the Sr. B leaders, holding games in hand over both the Saints and the James Gang.

Friday night in Clearwater, the Six Nations Rivermen defeated the Sarnia Beavers 11-8 in OLA Sr. B lacrosse action. The Rivermen are in third place in the seven-team Sr. B loop with a wins/loss record of 6 wins against two losses, for 12 points in eight starts.

Ahead of the Rivermen are the St. Catharines Saints, with a 7-3 record after 10 games, and league leaders the Ennismore James Gang with an 8-1 record after 9 games.

Cory Bomberry got the game going at 4:57 from Justin Gibson and Logan Kane. Delby Powless followed to make it a 2-0 game from Bomberry and Jeremy Johns.
Bomberry scored agaion at 6:47 from Wayne Hill and Johns, who scored the 4-0 goal 30 seconds later.

The Beavers broke the goose-egg on Sarnia’s side of the ledger when Colin McDowall slipped one past Warren Hill in the Six Nations’ net at 16:54 to end the period with Six Nations leading 4-1.

Sarnia put up a big fight in the second frame, pushing back the Rivermen with five goals, while holding Six Nations to three to end the second period with Six Nations holding onto a 7-6 lead. Rivermen goals were scored by Logan Kane, Jesse Johnson and Justin Gibson.

Chancey Johnson scored the first goal of the third period at 2:29 from Powless and Bomberry. Sarnia got that one back at 3:01 before Powless. Jeremy Johns and Stu Hill put the game on ice in the third period to take the two point, 11-9 win.

Saturday, June 14th, the Oakville Titans return to the Gaylord Powless Arena for an 8 o’clock start.

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