Kodiaks edge Excelsiors thanks to strong first period

Photo by Eric Graham

A quick start with three goals in the first period led the Cobourg Kodiaks to a 11-9 win over the Brampton Excelsiors Sunday during Major Series Lacrosse action.

The Kodiaks opened the scoring with Aaron Woods converting a Marshall Powless pass at 4:08, followed by David Anderson finishing a Carson Moyer feed at 5:48. Eric Ward got the Excelsiors on the board off a Pent Eistrat feed at 6:58, but Curtis Conley answered in transition finishing off a Bo Columbus pass at 7:04.


The Kodiaks continued the offensive attack with Jonah Boehm converting a Daire Newbrough pass 35 seconds in, followed by Anderson scoring his second of the game off a Cole Hanrahan feed at 1:56.

Bowie Horsman got the Excelsiors rolling, converting a Josh Medeiros feed at 8:37 on the poweplay, followed by James Whiteford also scoring on the powerplay off a Bowie Horsman pass at 13:04.  Tyler Ferreira brought Excelsiors within one goal by converting a James Whiteford pass at 15:50.

Anderson scored the next two goals for the Kodiaks.  he first was off a Carson Moyer pass at 16:16, followed by converting a Woods feed 0:29 seconds later. Rory Graham got one back for the Excelsiors off a Ward pass at 17:52.

Connor McClelland got the Excelsiors within a goal finishing off a Chris Willman pass at 17 seconds, but  Anderson answered back converting a  Powless pass 22 seconds later.  Whiteford got the Excelsiors close again scoring off a Horsman pass at 8:00, but again Anderson scored to give the Kodiaks a two-goal lead off a Tyler Hendryks pass at 10:28.  Carson Moyer then scored off a  Hanrahan feed to open a three-goal Kodiak lead.

Steven Portelli got the Excelsiors on the board again scoring off a  Horsman feed at 14:17, but  Woods scored with 1:38 left. Horsman scored his second of the night for the Excelsiors off a  Ferreira feed at 19:42.