The Langley Thunder blew an early three-goal lead as they fell 10-6 to the host Victoria Shamrocks in Game 2 of the Western Lacrosse Association final Friday night at Bear Mountain Arena.
Trailing 4-1 after one period, the Shamrocks replied with a four-goal second period to even the score 5-5 heading into the final frame. They outgunned Langley 5-1 in the final 20 minutes to even the best-of-seven series 1-1.
Game 3 goes Wednesday night in Langley, with Game 4 set for Friday on Vancouver Island.
Vernon netminder Brodie MacDonald had 38 saves for the Thunder, and was relieved by Nick Rose (seven saves) in the third frame.
Scott Carnegie led the Shamrock attack with a deuce, singles came from Tyler Hass, Rhys Duch, Mitch Jones, Ben McCullough, Karsen Leung, Scott Ranger, Jeff Shattler and Cory Conway.
Langley responded with singles by Alex Crepinsek, Garrett Billings, Scott Johnston, Adam Jones, Shayne Jackson and Dane Dobbie.