Rough WLA start for senior Shamrocks

Victoria squad solved twice on weekend by Island rivals from Nanaimo

A season full of promise has started out a bit rocky for the Victoria Shamrocks.

The Western Lacrosse Association squad dropped a pair of games to the Island rival Nanaimo Timbermen, 12-9 in overtime on the road Sunday and 8-6 Friday night at The Q Centre.

Rhys Duch scored three goals to lead the locals in Colwood on Friday, but former junior Shamrocks star Brody Eastwood stole the show, firing four goals and an assist in his team’s win.

The Shamrocks look to get on a winning track this Friday (May 29) when they host the Burnaby Lakers for a 7 p.m. game. Victoria heads to Maple Ridge for a game against the Burrards on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the junior Shamrocks split their weekend games, losing 10-6 to the Adanacs in Coquitlam on Sunday and beating Burnaby 14-8 at The Q Centre on Saturday.

David Byrne led the ’Rocks with four goals and an assist in the win, while Ryan Lewis was top scorer in the loss with two goals and an assist.