Atlanta Blaze Sweep Series Season against Boston Cannons
Cambridge, MA - The Atlanta Blaze beat the Boston Cannons tonight for the second time this season, winning at Harvard Stadium, 17-14, and sweeping the season series. The Blaze controlled the game from the beginning with captain Kevin Rice scoring four goals and adding four assists and was awarded Coca-Cola Player of the Game honors with the first nine-point performance of his career. Rookie Austin Sims, from Princeton University, scored his first Major League Lacrosse (MLL) goal in his professional debut.
The game was scoreless for more than five minutes, a trend broken by Tommy Palasek with an assist from Mike Begley. The Blaze went on a three-goal run, interrupted by a pair of goals from the Cannons. Atlanta dominated the next two quarters, and although the final period was a battle, the Blaze ultimately came out on top.
For the third week in a row, goalie Chris Madalon started in the cage and earned his third career win. Madalon saved 17 out of the 30 shots on goal fired by Boston.
The Blaze's win was its third straight, the first time in history they have won three consecutive games and increased their record to 3-1. Following the 2017 season that ended 6-8, this win over Boston points could add momentum as the team travels to Texas next Saturday for a matchup versus the Dallas Rattlers.
Players of note:
Kevin Rice: Coca-Cola Player of the Game, 4 goals, 1 two point goal, 4 assists, 9 points
Matt Gibson: 2 goals, 2 assists
John Uppgren: 2 goals
Chris Madalon: 17 saves on 30 shots, .567 save percentage
All Atlanta Blaze home games are played at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on the campus of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Single-game tickets are on sale now at AtlantaBlaze.com/Tickets
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