In a battle of goaltenders, the Kelowna Raiders beat the Kamloops Rattlers 5-3 Friday in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League action.
Kelowna’s Graham Cousins and the Rattlers’ Mike Smith combined for close to 100 saves in 60 minutes of action, with Cousins and the Raiders emerging victorious at Kelowna’s Memorial Arena.
“It was a really defensive game,” said Cousins, a native of Elora, Ont., who joined the Raiders part way through last season. “That’s kind of new for us, usually there’s a little more offense, but we were able to get the win playing that style, so that’s a bonus.”
It was the final regular season home game for the first place Raiders (8-2) who have two games remaining, June 22 in Armstrong and June 28 in Vernon.
The TOSLL playoffs will begin in July.
The Kelowna Raiders will visit the Vernon Tigers Wednesday night in Thompson Okanagan Junior Lacrosse League action.
Face off at Wesbild Centre is 7:30 p.m.
The clubs met last Thursday night at Memorial Arena the Tigers prevailing 9-7. The loss dropped the Raiders’ season record to 4-7-1.
Kelowna was back in action Monday night at Rutland Arena against the Kamloops Venom, however a final score wasn’t available at Capital News press time.