Lakers down three in WLA semi

Dismal third periods continue to dog the Burnaby Lakers.

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="400"]unspecified Jason Jones was a third star for the Burnaby Lakers in a 10-7 loss to the Shamrocks on Friday. Garrett James photo[/caption]

For a third straight Western Lacrosse Association semi-final playoff game Burnaby came up short in the final period, falling 10-7 to the Victoria Shamrocks at the Q Center on Thursday.

In a similar scoreline to the previous two post-season matchups between the two clubs, Burnaby again failed to get out of the opening period with an advantage on the scoreboard.

And just like the first two games, the Lakers again could not close out the final 20 minutes and were outscored 4-2 in the final frame.

The third period has been a disappointment for the Lakers in these playoffs. In the first three games, Burnaby has been outscored 13-4 by Victoria in the final stanza.

For the third consecutive playoff game, Victoria's Rhys Duch was again named the game's first star following a five-point effort, including four goals. To date Duch leads all playoff scorers with 12 goals and 20 points.

Robert Church led all Lakers with three goals and two assists. Jason Jones was named third star with two goals in a four-point outing.

The loss drops the senior A Lakers to 0-3 in the best-of-seven playoff series, putting the Lakers in a must-win situation at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre on Sunday. Game time is 6 p.m.

 For a look at the scoring summary, click here: