Having earned their first B.C. junior A lacrosse playoff berth in five years, the Port Coquitlam Saints now must make good.
The fifth-place Saints will battle the fourthseeded Langley Thunder in a short best-of-three series, which begins Wednesday in Langley.
"[Langley] picked up a bunch of players at the trade deadline so they've changed a bit since we last saw them," remarked PoCo head coach Nick Delmonico. "What I've stressed the whole season is that whoever makes the least amount of mistakes will win, and that should prove true here, too."
PoCo enters the postseason on a winning note, after topping the last-place Burnaby Lakers 11-5 on Friday.
Richard Lachlan set the tone with three goals and two helpers, while Cory Cop chipped in a pair of goals and two assists. Also scoring twice were Tanner Fisher and Nash Harrison.
The Thunder finished two points ahead of PoCo in the overall standings to earn home floor advantage in the short series.
In their 2012 head-to-head encounters, the Saints held the upperhand with a 2-1 record.
In other junior A lacrosse action, the Coquitlam Adanacs bounced back from a rare 11-9 loss to Langley on Thursday with a pair of wins - 16-5 over New Westminster and 14-11 over Victoria.
League scoring champion Matt Dinsdale cashed in for five goals and seven assists over the two contests, while Ben McIntosh contributed seven goals and three assists. Robert Church chipped in four goals and five helpers.
The Adanacs will play the winner of the PoCoLangley series in the next round of the B.C. junior A playoffs.
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