May 11, 2017 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Boston Cannons
DATE: Saturday, May 13, 2017
LOCATION: Allston, MA
STADIUM: Harvard Stadium
FACEOFF: 7 p.m. (EST)
BROADCAST: Lax Sports Network
RADIO: Lacrosse Talk Radio
THE MATCHUP The Boston Cannons will welcome the Rochester Rattlers this Saturday to Harvard Stadium. Boston is coming off a 19-18 loss at home versus the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Rochester went 8-6 in 2016, and come into the game 1- 1 on the 2017 campaign. Both Rochester and Boston missed out on the 2017 postseason and are battling to be in contention this year.
Cannons Captains The Cannons named Josh Hawkins, Will Manny, Max Seibald, and Justin Turri as the captains for the 2017 season. Manny and Seibald have been co-captains since the 2015 season.
Looking Ahead After starting off the 2017 campaign with two road games against the Florida Launch and Atlanta Blaze, the Cannons are in the midst of a four-game home stand. The Cannons welcomed Chesapeake last week, and will now welcome Rochester, New York, and Denver to Boston over the duration of the next month.
Making History Midfielder Justin Turri scored his 100th career point in the 2017 season opener against the Florida Launch. Turri reached the milestone on an assist to Joe LoCascio's goal just 1:37 into the third. With four assists in the 18-17 victory, Turri's career point total now stands at 102.
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Welcoming Back Buchanan The Cannons welcome back Kevin Buchanan to the 2017 active roster after his National Lacrosse League 2017-17 campaign with the New England Blackwolves came to an end last week in the NLL Eastern Conference Semifinals versus the Toronto Rock. Buchanan is coming off a 21 point 2016 campaign with the Cannons highlighted by 12 goals and 9 assists. Buchanan also contributed 11 groundballs.
Last Year's Matchup: The Cannons secured wins in both match-ups with the Rochester Rattlers during the 2016 campaign. Boston had a thrilling 15-14 victory over the Rattlers at home on May14th. On July 2nd, the Cannons defeated Rochester 13-7 on the road.
Home Field Advantage: The Cannons were 5-2 at Harvard Stadium last season and are looking to continue their overall success at home in 2017. The team is 1-2 coming into week four, and will be defending their home turf this Saturday. The fan base in Boston is very strong as the team averaged the second highest attendance in the MLL last season.
- Attackman Davey Emala is 15 points
away from 100 career points
- Josh Hawkins had a career-high 51
groundballs last season; has 145 all-time
- Goaltender Tyler Fiorito reached 600
saves in his career after his 12 versus
- Will Manny has played in 53 MLL games
and he is 13 points away from 200 in his
- Max Seibald is 16 points away from 200
- Brodie Merrill is 34 ground balls away
from becoming the 1st player to 900
- Justin Turri scored his 100th MLL point in
season opener versus the Florida Launch
-Scott Bieda scored his 1st (and 2nd ) MLL
goal in the season opener against Florida