Langley Thunder's Lewis Ratcliff drives to the net against New Westminster during the WLA season opener for both teams last week. The Thunder lost that game 6-5 but bounced back with a 9-6 win in Coquitlam on Saturday behind two goals and an assist from Ratcliff.

Langley Thunder's Lewis Ratcliff drives to the net against New Westminster during the WLA season opener for both teams last week. The Thunder lost that game 6-5 but bounced back with a 9-6 win in Coquitlam on Saturday behind two goals and an assist from Ratcliff.

Thunder stop A’s, break into win column

Langley senior A lacrosse team improves to 1-1 on season

A four-goal first period gave the Langley Thunder a lead they would not relinquish as they won their first game of the Western Lacrosse Association season.

The Thunder led 4-1 after one period and 7-2 after 40 minutes en route to a 9-6 win over the Coquitlam Adanacs at the Coquitlam Sports Centre on Saturday night.

The win evens Langley’s record at 1-1.

Lewis Ratcliff (two goals, one assist), Anthony Malcom (two goals) and Athan Iannucci (two goals) led the offence with multi-goal games while Alex Turner (one goal, two assists), Adam Will and Patrick Saunders had a goal apiece.

Brodie MacDonald made 37 saves for the win.

The Thunder are back in action with two games this week.

They visit the Burnaby Lakers on June 2 at the Bill Copeland Arena before hosting Coquitlam on June 3 at the Langley Events Centre.