CANNONS LOSE 17-13 TO DENVER OUTLAWS IN SECOND STRAIGHT LOSS
Matt Poskay Scored His 200th Career Goal in the Defeat
July 19, 2012 - Boston, MA - The Boston Cannons dropped their second straight game in a 17-13 loss to the Denver Outlaws tonight in front of 7,743 fans at Harvard Stadium. Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman was named Bud Light Player of the Game for his 17 saves, while Brendan Mundorf scored four goals and added three assists in the victory.Ari Sussman had three goals and an assist for the Cannons.
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While Chris Bocklet struck first for the Outlaws, the teams traded goals in a low-scoring first quarter, including one each from Cannons attackmen Matt Poskay and Sussman, to end the quarter knotted at 2-2.
Midfielder Pat Heim scored in the first 40 seconds of the second quarter to give the Cannons their only lead of the game. Jordan McBride and Jeremy Sieverts each scored a pair of goals for Denver, including a two-pointer for Sieverts. Poskay scored his second of the night to become one of just eight MLL players to reach 200 career goals. Mike Stone added another but the Cannons entered halftime down 8-5.
Boston came out stronger in the second half, matching the Outlaws with five goals in the third quarter. Ryan Boyle scored a pair while Paul Rabil netted his first goal since the Cannons played the Hamilton Nationals on July 7 and defensive midfielder JJ Morrissey scored his second goal of the season.
Rabil scored an unassisted goal a minute and a half into the fourth quarter to cut the Denver lead to 13-11. After trading goals, Outlaws rookie Mark Matthews scored back-to-back to give the Outlaws a five-goal lead with 1:43 in the game. Kevin Buchanan scored with 40 seconds on the clock but the Cannons were unable to get any closer.
Now at 6-5 on the season, the Cannons remain in fourth place in the league trailing the Chesapeake Bayhawks (8-2), Outlaws (8-3), and the Long Island Lizards (6-4). The Cannons return to Harvard Stadium Saturday, July 28 at 2pm to face the first-place Bayhawks.