July 14, 2012 - Hempstead, NY - The Boston Cannons dropped to 6-4 tonight after losing to the Long Island Lizards (6-4), 14-11, for the second time this season. Matt Poskay scored five goals to lead the Cannons, but Greg Gurenlian won 19 of 28 face-offs for the Lizards to earn Bud Light Player of the Game honors.
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The Cannons scored three man-up goals and Poskay completed a hat trick in the first quarter to give the Cannons an early lead. Kevin Buchanan and rookie Chris Boland added a goal each and the Cannons ended the quarter ahead, 5-1.
The Lizards won the second quarter on goals from Stephen Peyser, Tommy Palasek and Brian Langtry. Mike Stone scored the only goal for the Cannons and Boston held onto a 6-4 lead entering halftime.
Long Island continued to dominate in the second half, outscoring the Cannons 10-5 in the third and fourth quarters. Poskay scored the last two goals of the game, both assisted by Buchanan, but it was not enough as the Lizards held on for the victory.
The Cannons and the Lizards are now tied for third in Major League Lacrosse behind the Chesapeake Bayhawks (8-2) and Denver Outlaws (7-3).
The Cannons return home for the first time since June 9th next Thursday, July 19th, at 7pm to face the Denver Outlaws. The Cannons defeated the Outlaws, 17-10, on May 19th in Denver.
About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June of 2001 and currently host home games at Harvard Stadium in Allston. They won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 617.746.9933 or visit www.BostonCannons.com.