The Junior Locos lacrosse team had some success over the weekend as they won one and lost the other giving them a record of 1-3-0 in the season.
Their first game was at Ponoka Saturday, May 2 against the Okotoks Ice where the Locos managed a decent 7-4 win. At first there was no clear dominant team with both scoring three goals each by the end of the first period.
Locos’ number 6, Dustin Bell scored two and number 16 Cooper Smyth scored the third goal of the first period during a power play. Despite having more penalty minutes than Okotoks, the Locos put on the pressure in the second period.
Locos’ 18 Jordan Smyth managed a goal with only four players on the floor. The Locos kept control of the ball as much as they could by carrying it behind the Okotoks’ net and running down the penalty clock. There was little change to the score in the second period until just over five minutes left, when Locos’ number 4 Carson Barnes managed to score, again with only four players.
It was now 6-4 and rather than rest, the Locos kept up the momentum and pushed hard for a seventh goal. That came from number 12, Dylan Rowley, with 3:38 left in the second.
The Locos held onto their three-point lead for most of the third period until Okotoks scored one goal with just over six minutes left. The effort wasn’t enough to come back, however, and the Locos won the game.
The next day the Locos played a tough team, the Lethbridge Barracudas, the same team that defeated the Locos 17-3 on April 25. This time they played the Barracudas on the opponents’ own territory, losing 20-5. Full details of the game were not available at production time.