Adanacs win wild one in Langley

Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Divison of Edge of Philly Sports Network

The Coquitlam Adanacs won 13-10 over the Langley Thunder on Wednesday night in a wild one that saw several momentum swings.

The Adanacs improve their record to 3-0 to stay atop of the Western Lacrosse Association’s standings, while the Thunder drop to 1-1.

Thomas Semple and Matt Delmonico had huge games for Coquitlam. Semple put up seven points and Delmonico came up with six. After a hot start to the season, Robert Hofseth was held to only two assists on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, Langley got at least one key weapon back. Dane Dobbie returned to the lineup since the San Diego Seals were eliminated from the NLL playoffs. Dobbie had a goal and four assists in his return to the WLA.

Adanacs pull ahead early

The Langley Thunder didn’t take long to get on the board. Preston Lupul scored just seven seconds into the game. Curtis Dickson would add another at 1:27 to give the Thunder a 2-0 lead.

After that, it was all Coquitlam.

The Adanacs scored six unanswered goals for five different goal scorers to close out the first period. Clark Walter had a pair for Coquitlam, while Jackson Gillis, Aiden Guld, Brett Draper and Thomas Semple added single goals.

Heading into the second period, the Adanacs held a 6-2 advantage.

Thunder comes storming back

Langley would open the second quarter by taking back momentum. The Storm scored four goals in a 2:12 span to tie up the game. Goals came from Marcus Klarich, Chase Scanlan, Nathan Bell and Lupul.

Delmonico found the back of the net at 9:28 and added a power-play goal at 12:03 to put the Adanacs up 8-6.

Goals from Erik Maas and Robert Church would tie put the game before Curtis Dickson would score with 45 seconds remaining to give the Thunder a 9-8 lead heading into the final period.

Adanacs pull away in the third in a wild one

Semple, Luke Jaber and Adam Dickson would complete a three-goal run for Coquitlam to open the third period as momentum took another swing to give the Adanacs an 11-9 lead.

Dobbie would get the Thunder back within one with a power-play goal at 15:54. Semple would score at 17:10 to restore Coquitlam’s two-goal cushion.

The Thunder tried to fight back with an extra attacker, but Levi Anderson scored on the empty net with 24 seconds remaining to end a wild one in Langley.

It was another busy night in goal for the Adanacs’ Christian Del Bianco. He stopped 47 of 57 shots for the win. Kyle Mooney played 42:46 in goal for the Thunder, stopping 31 of 38 shots. Gord Bowden played the remaining 15:43, giving up five goals on 10 shots.

On the faceoff dot, Nathan Bell went 14 for 27 for Langley against Austin Robinson for Coquitlam.

Top scorers

Langley Thunder

Curtis Dickson, 2g 3a

Dane Dobbie, 1g 4a

Preston Lupul, 2g

Nathan Bell, 1g 1a

Robert Church, 1g 1a

Coquitlam Adanacs

Thomas Semple, 3g 4a

Matt Delmonico, 2g 4a

Jackson Gillis, 1g 3a

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Shawn Slaght
Shawn Slaght

Shawn Slaght has been a sports reporter across the Canadian prairies for over 10 years and has experience covering everything from junior hockey to World Cup skiing to all levels of lacrosse. He is the Saskatchewan correspondent for All Lacrosse All The Time.