Intermediate ‘A’ Shamrocks off to fast start in B.C. League

Victoria teens unbeaten heading into this weekend's games

A well-balanced attack and stifling defence helped the Victoria Shamrocks’ intermediate ‘A’ lacrosse team push their league-leading record to 6-0 with a 19-5 home win over Burnaby on Sunday.

Marshal King, Braylon Lumb, and Ben Preston each scored four times in the romp, while Garrett Wicks and Liam Finnigan added two goals each. Eddie Smith, Jake Campbell and Brian Robb tallied once each.

Darian Claxton picked up the win in goal in his first start this season for the Shamrocks.

Heading into this weekend’s play, Lumb (26 goals, nine assists) and King (11-24) share top spot in the league’s scoring race with 35 points, while Preston sits fourth with 11 goals and 15 assists.

The ‘Rocks put their unbeaten mark on the line Saturday (May 23) when they host the high-scoring Port Coquitlam Saints at The Q Centre. Start time is 1:30 p.m. Victoria travels to New Westminster on Sunday to play the Salmonbellies.

Shamrock juniors in thick of things

Having posted two straight wins in the B.C. Jr. A Lacrosse League, the junior Shamrocks are doing their best to keep pace with the high-flying Delta Islanders.

The Shamrocks (5-2) beat the Timbermen 10-8 in Nanaimo on Tuesday, paced by a four-point night from Cole Pickup (two goals, two assists) and a pair of goals from Nick Preston. McLean Chicquen, David Byrne, Max Fredrickson, Matt Hamilton, Danny Smith and Dallas Wade had singles.

Now just two points back of Delta (6-0), who travel to Port Coquitlam on Friday, the Shamrocks host the Burnaby Lakers this Saturday for a 5 p.m. game at The Q Centre.

Sunday saw the Shamrocks score a crucial road win in Langley, beating the Thunder 8-4. Fredrickson, Hamilton and Pickup each had a pair of goals, with singles coming from Ryan Lewis and intermediate call-up Dylan Rehman.

Charles Claxton was again solid in net, making 38 saves in all.

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

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