Valley soars to 7-0 start

Adrian MACNAIR

Abbotsford News

The Abbotsford Valley Rebels squeaked by the Nanaimo Timbermen 3-2 on Sunday to move to 7-0 in the West Coast Senior Lacrosse Association Senior B standings.

Head coach Jim Nishiyama said it was one of the lowest scoring lacrosse games he’s ever been a part of, but added the team was shorthanded with just 12 runners.

“It was scoring by committee,” he said, adding Tommy Tran netted the winning goal with 10 minutes left in the game.

Although the offensive output was limited, Valley’s standout goalkeeper Matt Morehouse kept them in the game, allowing just two goals on 31 shots.

Morehouse turned aside 47 of 49 shots in a 15-2 drubbing of the Langley Warriors last Friday, posting a 0.959 save percentage, while picking up two assists of his own.

The offensive output was heavy in that game as Jordan Hernandez scored four goals, including a powerplay marker, and added five assists on the night.

Valley was scheduled to play Nanaimo in the rubber match tomorrow (Friday) in Abbotsford, but that game has been tentatively moved to Sunday in Nanaimo because of the Stanley Cup final.