SIX NATIONS — There was a full schedule of games around the Arena Lacrosse League this week starting with the Six Nations Snipers 20-13 loss to the Toronto Monarch’s played at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre, Saturday.
The Monarch’s delivered a consistent five goals per quarter against the Snipers who went stride for stride through the first quarter to end it in a 5-5 tie. Scoring for the Snipers were Dan Vyse, Dan Lomas, both assisted by goalie Warren Hill, Luke Laszkiewicz, Tyler Woodman and Wayne VanEvery.
The Monarchs owned the second quarter and led the Snipers 10-7 at the half. Laszkiewicz and VanEvery scored Snipers second-period goals.
When the teams returned for the second half, Snipers’ Lomas scored unassisted, but the rest of the quarter was all Monarchs again, ending the third quarter with TO up 15-9. Cecil Montour scored for Six Nations as well.
Six goals is a big hole to fill in 15 minutes but the Snipers gave it all they had scoring five beginning with Woodman, Lomas, Alex Martin and Laszkiewicz.
The Snipers late-season rally moved them out of the basement and into fifth place in the seven-team league with a season record of five wins, nine losses for 10-points. Also with 10 points is the Oshawa Outlaws who have an identical record.
The playoff day schedule begins Saturday, Mar. 31st at the Children’s Arena in Oshawa at 1 pm, when the Snipers open the quarter-final against the Whitby Steelhawks. Following that game, at 4 pm, the Oshawa Outlaws take on the St. Catharines ShockWave, which will conclude with the Peterborough Timbermen and the Paris RiverWolves doing battle at 7:00 pm.
The semi-finals are set for the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre in TO, at 4 pm and 7:30 pm to decide the final two, with the ALL CUP game set for Sunday, April 8th, at 2 pm.