The Victoria Shamrocks have evened the series against the New Westminster Salmonbellies in the Western Lacrosse Association finals, after an 11-5 win Sunday night.
New Westminster was first out of the gate with a goal just past the seven minute park with a man advantage, then added another a minute later to jump to a 2-0 lead at The Q Centre. The Salmonbellies tallied yet another before momentum swung in favour of the ’Rocks.
Joe Restetarits put Victoria on the board with 3:41 left in the opening frame, followed by goals from Evan Messenger 57 seconds later and another by Rhys Duch just 38 seconds after that, tying the game.
Corey Small tallied another two after that, beating Salmonbellies goaltender Alexis Buque. In the end, Small finished the game with six points. Duch and Resetarits both had four-point nights. The series was tied 1-1, and headed back to the mainland for game 3 on Tuesday after the Gazette’s press deadline. Game four goes Friday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. in The Q Centre.