: Local lacrosse team loses in playoff series

It was a short stay in the post season for Red Deer`s Sword Transport Revenge, who posted a loss and a tie in their two Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League playoff games this past weekend.

The Junior B Tier II Revenge, who finished in fourth place in the south division standings, were in Medicine Hat Saturday to open their series against the top ranked Sun Devils.

Captain Troy Klaus scored four times but it wasn’t enough as the Revenge lost 14-8 to the Sun Devils.

Alex Randall scored twice while Kane Weik and Karsten Banack tallied singles to account for Red Deer’s offense.

Orin Farries faced 56 shots in taking the loss for Red Deer.

In Sunday’s game two, the Revenge came out flying, matching the Sun Devils stride for stride, in an 11-11 tie with Medicine Hat.

Klaus, Jordan Hemstad and Braeden Krips each found the back of the net twice for Red Deer, with Banack, Jarrik Morisette, Skyler Sargeant, James Smith and Matthew Gibson each scoring once.

Sam Simenson got the start for the Revenge in the net, and faced 54 shots in picking up the tie.

In Junior B Tier I action, Red Deer`s TBS Rampage ended their regular season with a win and a loss, losing 13-9 at home to the Calgary Junior Mountaineer`s Saturday before rallying from a 3-1 deficit after the first period to beat the Silvertips 17-5 in Rockyview on Sunday.

In Sunday’s season ender, Trevor House scored three goals with Davis Reykdal, Spencer Lee, Marshall Just and Scott Ebbert each scoring twice as Red Deer put 40 more shots on the board than the last place Silvertips.

Dugan Dougherty, Adrian Dreschler, John Goranson, Cole deGraaf, Spencer Einhorn, and Tucker Dougherty tallying one goal each, while Curtis Ennis was the leading assist getter, setting up three Red Deer goals.

The Rampage will now face the Calgary Chill in the playoffs, with the best of three opening round series kicking off Friday night at the Kinex.

sports@reddeerexpress.com

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