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Sarnia Beavers lost a pair on the weekend
July 2, 2012 


In Ontario Senior B Lacrosse league action the Sarnia Beavers lost a pair of games on the holiday weekend.


On Friday night in St. Catharines Sarnia took a 14 - 8 loss.  St. Catharines lead 7 - 2  after the first period and went up 12 - 5 after two periods of play.  Mike Dawson scored 3 goals for the Beavers with singles by Ryan Dark, Chris Davey, Michael Fleming, Brad Holbrough and Jesse Thompson.


For St. Catharines Geoff McNulty scored 4, Jason Henhawk  scored 3, Andrew Potter and Dylan Llord each scored a pair and singles by  Brad Favero, Dan Elliott and Chris Janese.


Dan Walters took the loss in net for the Beavers.


On Saturday the Beavers hosted the Brooklin Merchants for their final home game of the season.  The  Merchants edged out Sarnia and took a 12 - 10 win.  Sarnia took an early lead just :26 seconds into the game and added another at 2:15.  The Merchants went on and scored two back to back goals seconds apart at 11:02 and 11:52 to tie then went on to take the lead late in the period at 18:48.  Just :11 seconds later Sarnia tied things up and with :04 seconds remaining in the period the Merchants took the 4 - 3 lead heading into the second.  Scoring for Sarnia in the first were Jamie Pillon with 2 goals and Jeff Sauve added the single.  Mike Vertoli, Coady Adamson, Marc Jackson and Jon Mason scored for the Merchants.


Brooklin widened their lead by three in the second with Jon Mason scoring 2 goals early in the second.  Jesse Thompson added a single goal just over the midway point in the period but the Merchants went on and added another pair by Dan Ranson and Scott Defrancesco.  Sarnia continue to chop away at the score by scoring their second of the period by Brian Quinn.  Merchants added one more late in the period with Tyler Harris scoring and with :03 seconds remaining Sarnia added their third goal by Chris Davey.  The Merchants led 9 - 6 at the end of the second.


In the third Sarnia scored first just early with Chris Davey scoring.  Dan Ransom and Coady Adamson add 2 for the Merchants to go up 11 - 7.  Sarnia battled back and narrowed the lead by one with 3 goals by Mikchael Fleming, Kevin Fines and Jamie Pillon and in the attempt to tie Sarnia pulled their goalie only to have the Merchants score into the empty net and time ran out for the Beavers.


Goaltender Rick McCulloch earned the win for the Merchants,  Greg Krstic took the loss for the Beavers.  Both teams went scoreless on powerplay opportunities.  Sarnia went 0 - 4, Brooklin went 0 for 6.



The Beavers are now 5 wins, 9 losses for the season and return to action Wednesday as they travel to Owen Sound and then on Friday July 6 they travel to St. Catharines for their final game of the season.







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