Sea Spray edge Shooting Eagles to win third straight

by Gary Ahuja

Sea Spray goaltender Lee Jackman makes a save against Mark Yingling of the Shooting Eagles during Arena Lacrosse League West action at Langley Events Centre on December 11. Ryan Molag LEC photo

It was quite the debut for Marcus Klarich.

Playing in his first Arena Lacrosse League game, Klarich had a 4-goal, 10-point game as the Sea Spray edged the Shooting Eagles 15-14 on Sunday afternoon at Langley Events Centre. The victory was a third straight for the team as they improved to 3-2 while the Shooting Eagles fell to 2-3 in the West Division standings.

The Sea Spray were down 13-12 with just under 14 minutes to play before Tyler Ewen tied the score and Klarich struck twice to give his team the lead for good. The Shooting Eagles’ Mark Yingling did cut the deficit down to 1 but his goal came with just 38 seconds to play.

While Klarich had a 10-point game, Adam Dickson (2+3), Ewen (1+4), Nathan McKeigan (1+4) and Keegan Bell (4+1) all had 5-point games. Lukas Nielsen (1+1), Jared Moloci and Conner Stroup had a goal apiece.

Lee Jackman was the game’s third star following a 38-save performance as the team was outshot 52-50.

For the Shooting Eagles, Declan Fitzpatrick was the team’s top scorer with 6 assists. Spencer Bromley (2+2), Garrett Winter (3+1) and Yingling (4+0) each had 4-point games. Coady Adamson had 4 assists, while Isaac Richmond (2+1) and Cole Paciejewski (2+0) each had multi-point games. Tyson Johnson and Brandon Fitzgerald had a goal apiece.

Brody Harris made 33 saves on 48 shots.