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BOSTON CANNONS POWER PAST LONG ISLAND LIZARDS, 19-8, ON GOALS FROM SEVEN PLAYERS
Goalie Jordan Burke Named Player of the Game for 24-Save Performance
June 11, 2011 - BOSTON, MA: The Boston Cannons improved to 3-1 in a decisive 19-8 victory over the Long Island Lizards (1-3). In a re-match of the season opener, which Boston won 15-12, goalie Jordan Burke was named Bud Light Player of the Game for his 24-save performance while Brad Ross and Paul Rabil combined for 10 points, including three two-point goals.
Four goals were scored on each side of the field during the first quarter. Newly named Wagner College men's lacrosse head coach Matt Poskay started off with the first goal of the game while Ross followed with a two-point goal to give the Cannons a quick 3-0 lead. Kevin Huntley was the first to score for the Lizards with Stephen Peyser, Jay Card and Tim Goettelmann scoring three unanswered to give Long Island the 4-3 lead. Ryan Boyle was able to find the back of the net before the time expired to tie the score.
Despite sloppy play from both teams, the Cannons held the Lizards' offense silent in the second quarter. Poskay scored his second goal within the first minute while Rabil, Greg Downing, and Ross contributed to Boston's run, bringing the score to 8-4 at the half.
The Cannons continued to outplay the Lizards as Poskay scored off an assist from Ross. Peyser was able to fire one past Burke, bringing the score to 9-5 before Pat Heim, Boyle and Mike Stone all scored unanswered. Long Island's Peyser snuck another goal in for a hat trick and Downing answered back with another Cannons goal, ending the quarter at 13-6.
Long Island was held to only one goal in the fourth quarter while Boston continued to dominate. Boyle started the Cannons rally with the first goal of the quarter. Rabil and Ross showed distance with their goals from outside the two point line and Poskay found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the game. Long Island was able to earn two more points on Danowski's long goal, but it was not enough as the Cannons claimed the season series with the 19-8 win. The teams play for the last time on Long Island on July 16.
The Boston Cannons travel to face the Rochester Rattlers for the first time in 2011 on June 18th at 7:00 PM EST. The next game at Harvard Stadium will be the 2011 Sports Authority Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game on July 9th at 7:00 PM EST.
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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. Season and individual game tickets are on sale now, plus packages including the Pick 3 Mini Plan and Family 4-Packs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 617.746.9933 or visit www.BostonCannons.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.