The Windsor Clippers topped the Wallaceburg Red Devils on Sunday afternoon by a score of 16-12.
Jamie Knight, a coach for Wallaceburg club, told the Sydenham Current the team needs to work harder on the floor.
“I thought Windsor outplayed us,” Knight said.
“We’re suppose to be this hardworking team and we weren’t that team (on Sunday.) We got outworked. A little bit goes on the coaches as well, we need to make some adjustments between periods and no give up 16 goals.”
After being down 13-6 after two period, Wallaceburg clawed their way back to within three goals but their comeback fell short.
“Discipline is huge in lacrosse,” Knight said. “That’s two games where I don’t really think we’ve played disciplined. We’re suppose to be a veteran team, and I don’t think we’re making veteran decisions right now.”
Knight added: “We’re going to re-group, we’re 1-1 and we just know we need to be better than that.”
Carter Hastings was named the player of the game for Wallaceburg and was the game’s first star. He scored 3 goals and added 1 assist. Kyle Dawson scored 4 goals in first game of the season for Wallaceburg.
Sidney Powless had 1 goal and 3 assists, Tanner Cole chipped in with 2 goals and 1 assist and Vern Hill score twice.
Cory Lucier, the Red Devils captain, added 3 assists.
Brayden Bell made 43 saves for Wallaceburg, while allowing 16 goals.
Wallaceburg Memorial Arena was packed for the game between the heated rivals, as a total of 580 people filled the seats.
The Red Devils will have an opportunity to bounce right back this week, as they host Point Edward on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. and Hamilton on Sunday at 3 p.m.
“No rest for the weary in Junior ‘B’,” Knight said.
“We can sit in that dressing room and talk about this game all day or we move on, make the changes we need to make, have a good practice and get back to doing some good things again.”
Here are some photos from Sunday’s game against Windsor:
– Photo credit: Aaron Hall