Cannons Set Attendance Record for Second Straight Home Game
June 9, 2012 - BOSTON, MA - The Cannons (4-2) suffered their second straight loss tonight against the Long Island Lizards (3-2), 13-10, at Harvard Stadium. 11,894 fans attended the game, setting a franchise attendance record for the second home game in a row (11,277 attended on May 12). In a close game with multiple lead changes, Lizards goalie Drew Adams was named Bud Light Player of the Game with 16 saves.
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The Cannons jumped ahead quickly with goals from Brian Farrell and Matt Poskay, both assisted by Paul Rabil. Rabil finished with a season-high five assists. The Lizards responded with three straight goals from Brian Langtry, Max Seilbald, and Ryan Young before Farrell scored his second to end the first quarter in a 3-3 tie.
The Cannons and Lizards continued to go goal-for-goal in the second quarter until Max Seibald gave the Lizards a 6-4 lead with an unassisted two-pointer. Brad Ross scored twice and Poskay andKevin Buchanan added one each to take back the lead, 8-6. Albert Maione scored for the Lizards with less than two seconds on the clock, closing the Cannons' lead to 8-7 going into the break.
Mike Stone opened the second-half scoring and Rabil followed with his only goal six minutes into the third quarter, but that would be the last point of the night for the home team. The Lizards went on a 5-0 run for the last 24 minutes of play, sealing the 13-10 victory.
With the loss, the Cannons drop into a second place tie with the Denver Outlaws in the MLL standings. With a victory tonight over the Charlotte Hounds, the Chesapeake Bayhawks (5-1) take sole possession of first place. After starting the season 0-2, the Lizards have won their last three to pull into third.
The Cannons' special jerseys, designed with the colors of the March of Dimes, will be autographed and auctioned off next week to benefit the non-profit. The March of Dimes is a non-profit designed to help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
The Cannons begin a four-game road trip in Charlotte next week on Saturday, June 16. The Cannons defeated the Hounds, 20-12, in their first meeting with the expansion team on May 5. The game will be aired live on CBS Sports Network.
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