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MLL 2020 Day 4 Recap

July 21, 2020 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) News Release

Boston Cannons VS Philadelphia Barrage

On Day 4, we saw the Boston Cannons defeat the Philadelphia Barrage 12-10 Tuesday afternoon, on a hot scorching day. The Cannons improved to 2-1, while the Barrage drooped to 1-3.

It was a low scoring first half with Boston holding a 4-3 lead at the half. One of the biggest factors in this game; was how tired the guys were. The Cannons got off the field at midnight last night after a  13-15 loss to the Chesapeake Bayhawks, while the Barrage played in their fourth straight game.

In the third quarter, the barrage went on a 4-0 run and looked like they had the game in control, but Boston responded to that.

The whole game was a back-and-forth battle, but the Cannons got the better of the Barrage in the last four minutes, which was sparked by a Randy Staat's game-tying goal. The Cannons then scored two straight goals to solidify the win. Bryce Wasserman led Boston with five points.

This game was very crucial for both teams, as the Cannons did not want to lose their second straight, and the Barrage wanted to get back to .500 before they play in their last regular-season game on Thursday against the New York Lizards.

The Cannons have shown that they are a championship-contending team and can compete with anyone.

"We just gotta keep this rolling," Bryce Wasserman said. "We had flashes of greatness around New York, and the Bayhawks we had flashes of greatness. We just have to put it all together for a full 60 minutes of greatness. I think that's our next step.

Denver Outlaws VS New York Lizards

In the second game on Day 4, we saw the Denver Outlaws beat the New York Lizards 12-11 Tuesday night.

The first quarter was a fast pace one, where both teams put up four goals, while the second quarter was slow. Denver remanded scoreless in the quarter, while the Lizards scored two goals in the final two minutes end the first half with a 6-4 lead.

A goal by Ryan Lee in the ninth minute of the third quarter sparked a 5-0 run for the Outlaws and was the key to getting them their third straight win.

New York was down 10-7 going into the fourth quarter, but then the inclement weather made the players get off the field for 1 hour and 27 minutes, which sparked some momentum in them.

The Lizard's scored two goals in 40 seconds to cut the deficit to one with six minutes left.. New York had one last chance with 40 seconds left in the game, but a moving pick was called on Nicky Galasso, and that denied them that opportunity.

Although the Outlaw's were without Max Adler, Casey Dowd stepped up to the plate, won 14 out of 26 faceoffs, and was a huge part in getting the Denver Outlaw's offense going.

With the loss, the Outlaws remain undefeated while the Lizards are 0-3, and will need to win one of their next two games if they want to make the playoffs.

Wednesday's Games

Connecticut Hammerheads VS New York Lizards

The Connecticut Hammerheads go head to head with the New York Lizards on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Both teams are still searching for their first win. The game can be watched on ESPN +.

Chesapeake Bayhawks VS Denver Outlaws

The Chesapeake Bayhawks take on the Denver Outlaws tomorrow at 7 p.m. Both teams are undefeated, and only one will remain that way. This is the game everyone has been waiting for since Oct. 6, 2019, when the Bayhawks beat the Outlaws 10-9 to capture their sixth Steinfield Trophy. The Game can be watched on ESPN +.

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