Pigeon leads Warriors to lacrosse victory

Blair Pigeon had a hat trick and Luke Van Huizen scored a pair on Monday night as the Warriors improved to 2-1 in the Cowichan Rec Lacrosse League with a 6-5 win over the Cowboys at the Island Savings Centre.

The Warriors also got a goal from Kevin Rothbauer, while Bruce Klaassen, Terry Steele, Matt Cornell, Pete VandenDungen and D.J. Fields replied for the Cowboys, who suffered their first loss of the young campaign.

Ardie Sloat earned the win in goal, while Chris Alphonse took the loss.

Alphonse was brilliant in net last Saturday, however, as the Cowboys downed the Thunder 7-2. Pigeon had a pair for the Cowboys in that contest, and Klaassen, Steele, Greg Mitchell, Dave Prangley and Neil Gailey also bulged the twine.

Ryan King and Gord Macdonald scored for the Thunder. Mark Fisherman was saddled with the loss.

Going into Wednesday night’s game between the Warriors and the Thunder, the Cowboys and Warriors are tied atop the standings at 2-1, while the Thunder are 0-2.