Brooklin Drops Final Road Game Against Host Excelsiors
By Sam Laskaris
The Brooklin Lacrosse Club hit the road for the final time in its 2019 campaign.
Brooklin, however, was unable to come up with two points, dropping a 14-11 decision to the host Brampton Excelsiors in a Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) contest on Thursday.
The match was held at the Brampton Memorial Arena.
With the victory the Excelsiors improved their record to 9-8. Brooklin saw its mark fall to 3-14.
Brooklin was playing its third game in four nights but was able, for the most part, to keep pace with a playoff-bound squad.
Brampton led 4-3 after the opening 20 minutes and extended its lead to 10-8 heading into the final period.
Brooklin and Brampton exchanged powerplay and even-strength goals in the earlier portions of the third. The Excelsiors then secured the victory by scoring two more goals, 30 seconds apart, with under four minutes remaining.
Brooklin scored the game’s final goal with 38 seconds left to narrow the deficit somewhat.
One of the highlights for the Brooklin squad was that Brady Kearnan scored his first two MSL goals.
Kearnan, who was appearing in his third game with the Brooklin team, spent this past season with the Toronto Beaches Junior A club.
Kearnan, the younger brother of Brooklin’s assistant captain Connor Kearnan, also had four assists on the night.
As for the elder Kearnan, he registered a five-point outing, by scoring twice and chipping in with three assists, before he was tossed out of the match with just over two minutes remaining for a fight against Brampton’s Josh Medeiros.
Curtis Knight and Mitch Wilde also scored two goals apiece for Brooklin. Knight also added four assists to end up with a six-point night.
Also scoring for the club were Justin Robinson, Brent Noseworthy and Travis Getz.
Brooklin has just one game remaining now in its season. Brooklin will host the Six Nations Chiefs next Wednesday (July 31).
That match, at Whitby’s Iroquois Park Sports Centre, has an opening faceoff scheduled for 8 p.m.