Boston Cannons Defeat First-Place Chesapeake BayHawks, 16-13July 28, 2012 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Boston Cannons
Chesapeake jumped out to a quick lead on a two-pointer from Steven Brooks followed by a man-up goal from Drew Westervelt. Midfielder Pat Heim got the Cannons on the board, followed by Matt Poskay's 201st career goal. Michael Kimmel added another for the Bayhawks but Ari Sussman scored his first of the night to keep the Cannons within one after the first quarter.
John Grant, Jr. completed a hat trick in the second quarter for the Bayhawks - including two behind-the-back goals - but Paul Rabil, Kevin Buchanan, Poskay, Mike Stone and Boyle each scored for the Cannons to stay even with Chesapeake to enter halftime down one, 9-8.
After Buchanan tied the game at nine coming out of the break, Ari Sussman scored two in a row to complete his hat trick and give the Cannons their first lead, which they would not give up for the remainder of the game.
Rabil, who finished the game with five points, opened the fourth quarter with a man-up two-point goal. Grant, Jr. scored his fourth goal less than a minute later, but Stone and Boyle each scored their second of the night to solidify the Cannons' first victory since July 7 in Hamilton.
Chesapeake (9-3) remains in first place in the league. The fourth place Cannons play their final home game next Saturday, August 4 at 7pm against the Ohio Machine (2-9). Tickets are are available by calling the Cannons at 617-746-9933 or on Ticketmaster.com.
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