Lightning shocks Nanaimo

The Lightning will be on the Mainland this weekend for the Richmond Roadrunner Romp Tournament.

The U15 Mid Island Lightning got out of the first half of their field lacrosse road game against Nanaimo last Saturday with a one-goal lead, then really pulled away in the second half as they won 10-4.

Nanaimo opened the scoring midway through the first quarter, but the Lightning replied immediately with goals by Gavin Spencer and Kurtis Smith to take the lead. Two quick goals in the second quarter gave Nanaimo the lead once again, but it was short-lived as Jack Sanderson and Smith scored just 47 seconds apart to put their team ahead for good.

The Mid Island defence shut Nanaimo down in the third quarter, although the Lightning scored just once. The fourth quarter, however, was all Lightning, with five Mid Island goals to one for Nanaimo.

When the dust settled, Denton Macdonald had three goals and Smith had two, while Spencer, Sanderson, Caleb Nordstrom, Griffin Fielden-Diaczuk and Nathan Clark had one each. Macdonald, Spencer, Clark and Dawson Webb each had assists.

The Lightning will be on the Mainland this weekend for the Richmond Roadrunner Romp Tournament. They play doubleheaders at the Cowichan Sportsplex on Nov. 21 and 22.