(WINDSOR, ON) – Recently, the Windsor Warlocks’ tykes hosted the Wallaceburg Red Devils lacrosse club for a pair of games at Forest Glade Arena. The Tykes would pull off their first victory of the season in outstanding fashion, before narrowly missing a second win in the afternoon game.
The locals went right to work on the Red Devils on the morning of May 22. In the first, Alexander Schneider ripped two snipes past Wallaceburg goalie Xander Williams, followed by a goal from Reed Forbes to make the score 3-nil. Nash Jacobs would break-up Windsor goalie Austin Senay’s blank frame with a buzzer beater to end the period.
The Warlocks went buck wild in the middle act, led by Forbes snapping up four more goals. Jacob Levesque and Seth Veres would also add singles.
The Red Devils’ William Redford picked up another late one to shorten the lead to 9-2 for the Warlocks.
Windsor scored by committee in the third, getting snipes from Schneider, Veres, Owen Arthur, Jack Bennett, Brock Brennan, and Denver Boismier.
With a 15-2 win, the Warlocks celebrated their first victory of the season as Senay scored the shutout period in the third.
“[The] first game was extremely well played,” said coach Chuck Simpson. “Everyone worked hard, defence was incredible, plenty of good hits. Goaltending was stellar. Offence started clicking, passing, and shooting was great. Reed [Forbes], Alex [Schneider], and Seth [Veres] carried the scoring load, but everyone contributed.”
In the afternoon game, a late goal for Wallaceburg was enough to hold off the Tykes.
Windsor came out strong, finding scoring from Zachary Cvetkorsky and Hudson Dalpe, but were answered with blasts from Jacobs and Brody Moore to tie the game into the break.
Ethan Bastien sniped early in the middle stanza to regain the lead, but Jacobs stepped back to the plate for the Red Devils. he scored to tie it then again to give his team their first lead of the game.
Bastien notched his second of the period, bringing the score back to a draw, but Jacobs came to life again for his team to make the score 5-4 to end the second.
In the third, Wallaceburg’s Hunter Jacobs bent the mesh early to extend the lead. The Warlocks were not done, however, drawing even late in the game, with a pair of blasts from Forbes. All was for naught, though, as Jacobs notched his fifth of the game, with only eighty seconds remaining, to bring this one home for the Red Devils.
Simpson looked to some of the game’s lessons in his post-game analysis.
“Second game, a different story,” he said. “Offense didn’t click too well, defense allowed far too many shots, [but the] hitting was still great. Some positives to take away from this loss was the hitting of Aidan [Elijah], Denver [Boismier], Hudson [Dalpe], and Owen [Arthur], and some very nice passing. More practice will definitely help with our inconsistent play, but the team is starting to gel. Can’t wait to see how much [we] continue to improve.”
The Warlock Tykes are back in action June 25 as they travel to London for another doubleheader.