Shawn Slaght, All Lacrosse All The Time – A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network
The Vancouver Warriors’ woes continue after a 20-7 drubbing at the hands of the Panther City Lacrosse Club on Saturday night.
Vancouver jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead but allowed nine straight goals in the loss. Aiden Walsh and Ethan Wood split the time in goal, stopping 36 of 56 shots in the loss. The Warriors continue to look for answers after another lackluster performance.
On the other side of the floor, Jonathon Donville and Will Malcom had huge nights. Donville finished the game with four goals and eight assists, while Will Malcom had five goals and eight assists. The win helps Panther City keep pace with Saskatchewan, Calgary and Colorado for second place in the West Conference.
With 20 goals, Panther City tied Halifax for the most goals scored in a game this season.
Quick start for Vancouver
The Warriors got off to a quick start in this game. Logan Schuss got the black and gold on the board first, potting a goal 1:04 into the first quarter.
Brandon Goodwin would make it 2-0 just over a minute later to get Vancouver rolling. With 11:07 left on the clock, Mitch Jones would extend the lead to 3-0.
At the 10:23 mark, Nathan Grenon would get Panther City on the board and the route was on. Callum Crawford scored his first goal in a Panther City uniform at 6:41 to score the second of a nine-goal run for the away team.
Also adding markers for Panther City in the first quarter were two from Patrick Dodds, Will Malcom, Donville and Grenon. Panther City held a 7-3 advantage after the first quarter.
PCLC pours it on in the second
Twenty-nine seconds into the second quarter Panther City struck again. Donville potted his second of the game to make it 8-3.
Josh Medeiros would round out the nine-goal run at 12:28 to give the squad from Forth Worth a commanding 9-3 lead.
Vancouver would stop the momentum momentarily 26 seconds later with a goal from Riley Loewen to narrow the lead to five.
The situation went from bad to worst, as Panther City followed that up with a three-goal run with markers from Grenon and two from Will Malcom.
Schuss was one of the lone bright spots for the Warriors. He scored with 7:01 left in the half to cut Panther City’s lead to 12-5.
Dodds and Donville would score 31 seconds apart with just over four minutes left to play as Panther City continued the route 14-5.
Loewen and Will Malcom exchanged goals at the end of the quarter to make it 15-6 Panther City at the half.
Panther City ends any hope for Vancouver
Any hope Vancouver had went down the drain in the third quarter as Panther City completely closed the door, outscoring the Warriors 4-0 to open the second half.
Will Malcom got Panther City on the board first in the third quarter at the 9:51 mark. Vancouver would then find themselves in penalty trouble as Forth Worth scored three straight power-play markers. Getting goals for Panther City were Phil Caputo with a pair and Donville.
That would make the score 19-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
Panther City puts Vancouver away
Both teams struggled to get on to the board in the fourth quarter. Crawford brought the goose egg 4:58 into the quarter as he made an immediate impact with his new team.
Shawn Evans scored for Vancouver with 7:16 left in the game, but it was too little too late. The Warriors’ woes continue as they drop to 1-6 and share the basement with the 1-5 expansion franchise Las Vegas Desert Dogs.
Will Malcom, 5g 8a
Jonathan Donville, 4g 8a
Patrick Dodds, 3g 5a
Riley Loewen, 2g 1a
Shawn Evans, 1g 2a
Logan Schuss, 2g 1a
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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.