Victor Wiens (middle) and the Kelowna Raiders will get another crack at the Armstrong Shamrocks in senior lacrosse action Friday at Memorial Arena. -Image: Dene Moon Photography

Raiders fall to ‘Rocks, rematch Friday

Kelowna hosts Armstrong in senior lacrosse action this weekend

The Kelowna Raiders will be seeking a little payback when they host the Armstrong Shamrocks Friday in Thompson Okanagan Senior Lacrosse League action.

Face off at Memorial Arena is 7:30 p.m.

Kelowna is looking to bounce back from a hard-fought 12-10 setback to the ‘Rocks Friday night at Nor Val Centre in Armstrong.

The Raiders were tied with the Shamrocks midway through the third period, but couldn’t contain senior A rated player Brett Hawrey who scored five times for Armstrong.

Kelowna goalie Tanner Belsham, backed up by a strong defensive effort by the Raiders, was solid from start to finish.

Hawrey and Kyle Versteeg, who added four goals, accounted for 75 per cent of Armstrong’s output.

Ryan Lindstrom led the Raiders with a with a hat trick, while captain Jacob Illichmann chipped in with a pair of goals.

Joe Brown, Kyle Scott, Nick Evans, Mitch Brodt and junior call-up Dakota Grisner each scored singles for Kelowna.