Lacrosse series both going the limit


White Lightning discovered the “Wright” stuff when it needed to most.
Evan Wright scored his fourth goal of the game 15 seconds into overtime to give White Lightning an 11-10 victory over Banana Splits in Game 2 of their best-of-three UNFC Champions Cup age seven-nine division lacrosse series Monday at the ’52 Canadians Arena.
Keifer DeGagne had forced overtime when he picked up a rebound off an Anthony Yerxa miss and stuffed it in with just seven seconds left in regulation time.
With the series tied 1-1 after Banana Splits won Game 1 back on June 5, the decisive Game 3 is set for this coming Monday at 5 p.m.
Right off the opening face-off of the extra session, Wright scooped up the loose ball and ran full tilt through three defenders before zinging a shot to the left side of the net for the game-winner.
It was the epitome of a back-and-forth game, which was tied nine different times and with nobody leading by more than two goals at any point.
Griffin Webb led the Lightning by tallying five times while Keaton Cooper and Keanu Tom had one each.
Tarran Enge and Alex Booth each notched hat tricks for the Banana Splits, with Jake Woolsey scoring twice, including the trick shot of the night when he cleared the ball from deep in his own zone and watched it bounce four times before finding the back of the net.
Jarrett Aucoin had their other goal.
The Champions Cup in the age 10-14 division also have to wait until Monday to be handed out as the Banana Splits topped the White Lightning 12-9 in Game 2 to even that series.
Koda Radigan and Bo Gartzke led the Banana Splits with hat tricks while Aaron Cole (two), Tristan Yerxa, Ashton Armstrong, Dakota Cooper, and Isabelle Taylor also tallied.
Zak Kellar paced the Lightning with three goals.
Brayton Levesque and Teagan Wrolstad each netted a pair while Hunter McLean and Jackson Tucker had one each.
Game 3 of that series will take place Monday at 6 p.m.