|Joe Resetarits had a 6-point night to help Brampton upset|
Brooklin 14-12 in overtime Thursday. (Photo: Tim Prothero)
The Brampton Excelsiors pulled off the upset of the Major Series Lacrosse season, coming back to beat the first-place Brooklin Redmen 14-12 in overtime Thursday night. Brampton put together a 6-3 third period including scoring the last 4 goals of regulation time to force the extra 10-minute period. Their transition game came up big for them in the overtime as Mike Kirk
and Chris Corbeil
chipped in goals, in addition to Joe Resetarits
' second of the game to go with 4 assists. Kevin Ross
led the way with 3 goals and 4 assists for the Excelsiors, who move into a tie with Oakville for fifth place with a 3-8 record. Curtis Knight
was the top gun for Brooklin with 4 goals while Shayne Jackson
added 2 goals and 2 assists and rookie defender Graeme Hossack
pitched in with a pair of goals.
Brooklin led 3-2 after one period and 8-5 after two, then stretched their lead to 9-5 when Steve Priolo
scored an unassisted marker two minutes into the third. Brampton got a couple of goals back through Ross and Brady Heseltine
25 seconds apart. Just a few minutes later, though, Knight and Hossack connected 35 seconds apart to restore the 4-goal margin. Corbeil struck for his second of the game at 8:59. Then, starting at 14:59, Brampton got goals from Mike Burke
, Mark White
and Ross in less than two minutes. Neither team could score in the final three minutes, setting up the extra period.