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Boston Blazers Top New York Titans 9-8

February 7, 2009 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - Boston Blazers News Release

Boston, MA (February 7, 2009) - Kyle Ross scored with a half second remaining to give the Boston Blazers a 9-8 victory against the New York Titans on Saturday night. It was the Boston's first win against the New York this season and came in front of 5,713 fans at TD Banknorth Garden.

"It was great, I don't get many of them," Ross said of his first goal of the season. "It feels good, especially when they win the game for you. I knew the clock was running down so I just turned and fired."

Gary Bining scored his game-high fourth goal of the game with 9.8 seconds left to tie the game at 8-8 in a game that saw seven ties.

New York (3-3) tied the game 5-5 at the 3:05 mark of the final quarter when Brendan Mundorf beat Boston (3-3) goalie Anthony Cosmo. And few minutes later the Titans took its first lead since it had a 1-0 advantage after a Jordan Hall goal.

Bining tied the game 6-6 with 7:23 to play but Mike McLellan scored for the Titans 32 seconds later. Bining struck back with 5:19 to play to once again - evening the game at 7-7.

"I'm still looking at the score sheet to make sure we pulled that off the way we did," Blazers coach Tom Ryan said. "It was amazing. We knew if won we tied for second place and we couldn't ask for anything more."

What seemed to be the game winner for the Titans was netted by Mundorf with 2:32 to play.

In Boston's first ever home opener on Jan. 17, the Blazers lost its second straight game to the New York Titans, 13-9 after losing to New York 19-14 on Jan. 10 in Boston's National Lacrosse League debut. The two teams are now tied for second place in the Eastern Division standings.

"Getting the win from them was definitely huge for our morale in the locker room," Bining said.

In the first quarter each team got two goals, including a Matt Lyons score for Boston with 5:35 left in the quarter and an equalizer by Bining with 3:09 left the first quarter.

After Boston took a 5-3 halftime lead, Titans forward Pat Maddalena scored on a breakaway 1:07 into the third quarter to make the score 5-4. After a Blazers goal was called off, New York almost tied the game on another breakaway a few minute later but Cosmo snubbed Jarett Park.

Cosmo finished the game with 32 saves.

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