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Point Edward Pacers Celebrate First Win

saturday may 25, 2013

Kevin Conroy scoring his first of nine goals.

The Point Edward Jr B Pacers Lacrosse team took their first win of the season after defeating the Welland Warlords by a score of 19 - 5 before a Friday night crowd of 183 lacrosse fans.


Both teams were entering this game with a record of 0 - 6.


Liam Wright shoots and scores

"We lost our composure towards the end when they (Welland) got a little gooney when it got out of reach, but that always happen." Coach Jim Bell said.  "I thought the players played well in the first part and we jumped on them because they had those bus legs and they were a little tired so that we moved the ball well for the first two and half periods."

The game started off well but as Point Edward stacked up the points the game turned and both sides took several unsportsmanlike conduct and game misconduct penalties and in the final minute the referees ran down the clock.  Point Edward went five for ten on power play opportunities and Welland went two for fifteen.


TJ Mara runs in and finds his mark.

The Pacers scored seven goals in the first and second periods and five in the third.  Welland scored single goals in the first and second and three in the third.


Kevin Conroy led the Pacers scoring a total of 9 goals with 2 assists for a total of 11 points in the game.  Dan Charlton scored 4 goals with 5 assists for a 9 point night.  TJ Mara scored 1 and assisted on 5 for 6 points.  Liam Wright totalled 5 points with 2 goals and 3 assists. Ryan Devine scored 2 with 2 assists for 4 points.  Connnor Smith scored a single with 3 assists for a total of 4 points.  Other players assisting on goals were Connor Wright (3), Mitch Doughter and netminder Ian Ferguson (2), Blair McFarlane (1), Matt Dawson (1) and Darian Chappelle (1).


"Welland is a weaker team in the league and we are expected to take advantage of those weaker teams even though we are not the strongest either so it's nice to be on the winning end."


Ian Ferguson earned his first win of the season in net with 22 saves.  Spencer Tanguay and Dylan Busby shared the loss in net for Welland.


Three stars of the night went to the Pacers with Kevin Conroy earning the first, Dan Charlton second and Netminder Ian Ferguson third.


Point Edward is back in action on Wednesday May 29 at 7:30 when they host London, then back at home on Friday May 31 against Elora with a game start at 8:00 pm.


"We got some winnable games coming up. We got to keep the streak of ball movement going and we'll be fine."





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