Take two turned out the same as the original take.
For the Burnaby junior Lakers, that means the first win of the 2019 B.C. Junior A Lacrosse League season remains elusive.
Just as in the season opener, Burnaby briefly held a lead but were victim of a late run of goals, falling 13-8 to the upstart Langley Thunder on Monday.
Leading 4-3 late in the first on a Marcus Klarich tally, the Lakers found themselves in a duel through most of the second period where they spent a good portion of the time trailing. Langley's special teams proved to be a major thorn in Burnaby's side, with key powerplay tallies and a pair of shorthanded markers pulling the plug during a late surge in the middle frame.
The Thunder's Nathan McKeigin counted a powerplay goal to make it 7-5, but Burnaby's Kurtis Shum buried his shot to keep the Lakers within a goal. But a short-man marker by Matthew Abbott with 1:50 to play in the period, followed by Ryan Martel's shorthanded effort with 39 seconds left, gave the visitors a three-goal cushion entering the third. Langley would kick off the final frame with four straight goals to improve to 3-0 on the season, while Burnaby is 0-2.
Klarich finished with three goals and an assist, while the 2018 midget draft's No. 1 pick, Sam LaRoue, scored twice and set up two others. Kieran McKay also tallied a pair, while Liam Smith and Thomas Vela counted two helpers each.
Netminder Matteo Tack turned aside 45 shots in a busy night.
Burnaby's road to their first win isn't getting any easier, as they host the New Westminster Salmonbellies on Friday, 8 p.m. at the Bill Copeland Sports Complex. The Lakers also take on PoCo on Monday, 8 p.m. at the Copeland.