Boston Rocks the Colorado Mammoth, 9-7
Boston, MA-The Boston Blazers traveled to Denver Friday evening to take on the Colorado Mammoth for the first time since the team's inception. With a playoff spot on the line, Boston clinched a critical win, 9-7 over Colorado and moved to 8-7 on the season. Boston now sits firmly in third in the Eastern Division following losses by the Buffalo Bandits and the Rochester Knighthawks.
Boston started the scoring earlier as Daryl Veltman and Jamie Rooney scored the only two goals of the first quarter to bring the Blazers up 2-0. Jed Prossner and Alex Gajic netted two in the second to bring it back to even for the Mammoth but Boston's captain Dan Dawson would quickly counter just a minute later with a goal off a Ryan Hotaling assist.
During halftime following an official review, Gajic's goal was overturned bringing the score back to 3-1 in favor of the Blazers.
Boston came out firing in the third quarter as Mat Giles netted one at the 2:24 mark followed by a shorthanded point by Dawson off an assist by Veltman and Brett Queener. Colorado's Jamie Shewchuck and Cliff Smith would score two consectuive goals at the 8:26 and and 8:35 marks but Dawson would cap the third quarter with a huge diving goal at the 10:34 mark.
Following an illegal equipment penalty at the end of the third, Boston's goaltender Anthony Cosmo was replaced by Nick Rose for the fourth quarter. Colorado's Alex Gajic would score quickly at the 1:06 mark followed by the second of the night for Shewchuck to bring the score back to even at 6-6. Dawson would bring the score back up for Boston, 7-6 at the 5:48 mark off assists by Nick Cotter and Greg Downing and then net his fourth of the evening to bring Boston to 8-7.
Jon Harnett would seal the win for Boston off an assist from Rose to bring the final 9-7. Dawson led Boston with five goals and three assists while Prossner controlled the Mammoth's offense with two goals and one assist.
Cosmo finished the night with 30 saves on 34 shots on goal while Rose finished with 15 saves on 18 shots on goal. Mammoth goaltender Chris Levis had 37 saves on 46 shots on goal.
Boston travels to Buffalo to take on the Bandits in their final regular season home game next Saturday, April 24th at 7:30pm. For more information on the Boston Blazers, visit blazerslacrosse.com or call 888-BLAZERS.
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