Some stellar goaltending from Ladner’s Brody Harris has helped the Shooting Eagles crack the win column in the Arena Lacrosse League’s Western Division.
The former Delta Islanders’ standout made 45 saves to earn the game’s second star in a 13-6 victory over the Black Fish at the Langley Events Centre. The win improves the Shooting Eagles to 1-2 while the Black Fish remain winless at 0-3.
“He was the reason we were still in the game in the first (half). Great saves to keep us in it,” said Shooting Eagles coach Adam Smith.
With his team coming off a pair of one-goal losses, Smith said the team’s focus was on being sharper and concentrating on their own game, starting with the defensive side of the ball.
“Just worry about our defence first, worry about tightening up that first, then worry about the offence and do the things we have been trying to do. Don’t worry about the score, don’t worry about the other team,” he said. “They are going to be able to score goals. They are a very talented group so just stick with the plan and let it fall in when it does.”
The Black Fish feature plenty of local talent including Jon Phillips who paced their attack with four assists, while Ryan Jensen and Nick Jensen each had a goal and two helpers.
Both teams are back in action on Sunday (Jan. 8) with the Shooting Eagles facing the Sea Spray Lacrosse Club at 1 p.m. while the Black Fish battle the Grizzlies Lacrosse Club at 4 p.m.