The Vernon Source For Sports Tigers put on a clinic in precision shooting as they picked apart the Kamloops Venom 20-3 Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre.
The Cats seemingly scored at will as they raced out to an 8-1 first-period lead en route to their third straight Thompson Okanagan Lacrosse League win.
“It exemplified the execution of a true transitional lacrosse system,” said Vernon head coach Myles Brumpton.
“At this point in the season it’s a great sign.”
Ryan Sarazin led the 4-1 Vernon offence with four goals and three assists, while Liam Drabiuk netted 3+4 and Sean Connors turned a hat trick.
Jordan Orr delivered the goal of the night as part of his 2+4 performance, going top shelf with a behind-the-back beauty during a second-period powerplay.
Craig Bigsby (2+2), Quinton Harrish, Daryl Landels, Colton Harrish and Nolan Frame (1+3) completed the offence in support of Joel Fruncillo (14 saves). Aaron Jensen came on in relief at the halfway point, finishing with 18 saves and two assists.
“We had output from 85 per cent of our players; 17 of 20 players produced points,” said Brumpton, who was equally pleased with the Tigers’ 14 penalty minutes. “That’s just good lacrosse.”
The last-place Venom (1-6) scored once in each period, with Rob Peterson, Blaine Boomer and Riley Poacik supplying the offence. Netminder Dalan Etter was pulled after getting shelled in the first period. Cody Mior didn’t fare much better in relief. They combined for 31 saves.
“They’re still a good team, but they’re young,” said Brumpton. “They have some skilled guys who can play.”
The Tigers resume TOJLL action next Saturday when they visit the Venom at Memorial Arena.
The Armstrong Shamrocks (1-4-1) host the South Okanagan Flames (2-2) next Friday night (7:30) at Nor-Val Sports Centre.