Brooklin downed by host Lakers

By Sam Laskaris 

The host Peterborough Lakers were able to net six second-period goals and then a half dozen more in the third period against the Brooklin Lacrosse Club on Thursday.

As a result, in the end, the Lakers, the four-time defending national Mann Cup champions, were able to register a 15-10 victory in their Major Series Lacrosse contest held at the Peterborough Memorial Centre.

Peterborough held a slim 3-1 advantage after the opening 20 minutes of action. And since Brooklin was also able to net six goals in the middle frame, the Lakers continued to hold a two-goal lead, 9-7, heading into the third period.

The Lakers then coasted to the W by outscoring Brooklin 6-3 in that final period.

With the loss, Brooklin saw its record fall to 6-5-0. But the club continues to hold onto third place in the standings of its five-team league.

The Lakers improved their mark to 9-3-0. Peterborough, which is occupying second place in the standings, is now two points behind the front-running Six Nations Chiefs, who are sporting a record of 10-2-0.

Connor Kearnan and Liam Osborne scored two goals each for Brooklin. Also scoring for Brooklin were Brady Kearnan, Tanner Cook, Sean Westley, Caleb Creasor, Luke Pilcher and Jack Boyden.

Brooklin returns to action this coming Tuesday, July 18, with a road contest against the Chiefs. The opening faceoff is set for 8 p.m. at Six Nations’ Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.

Brooklin’s next home is the following night, July 19 against the Cobourg Kodiaks. That game, which also has an 8 p.m. start, will be staged at the Iroquois Park Sports Complex in Whitby.