Boston Cannons vs. Philadelphia Barrage
August 2, 2008
The Game Story:
In front of 8,648 fans at Harvard Stadium, the Philadelphia Barrage came back from a five-goal deficit to defeat the Boston Cannons 16-11. Kevin Keenan was named the Bud Light MVP for his performance. He recorded 27 saves on 38 shots.

Mikey Powell got the game started early for the Cannons with his first goal if the night. The Barrage are without three time Goalie of the Year, Brian Dougherty. Dougherty did not make the trip to Boston due to a viral infection. Ryan Boyle got his first goal of the night to tie the game at one for Philadelphia, followed by a goal from Jed Prossner. Prossner is making his first appearance in a game since May 25th. He suffered a broken hand against the Long Island Lizards and has been out of the line-up. Powell scored two unanswered goals, followed by a goal from Matt Poskay to end the first quarter and give the Cannons a two-goal lead.

The attack continued as Tom Zummo scored to open the second quarter, but that is the last goal the Cannons would put on the board. Philadelphia scored seven unanswered goals, including a two-point goal from Boyle with 10 seconds left to end the second quarter. The Barrage leads the Cannons by five goals going into the half.

Each team was held scoreless for the first five minutes of the third quarter until Kevin Cassese pulled the old hidden ball trick and scored a two-point goal. Cassese, who hasnít played since June 5 against the Lizards, put the Barrage up by seven. Paul Rabil answered the Cannons silence getting his first goal of the night. But Matt Striebel notched his third goal of the night for the Barrage, keeping them ahead by seven. Poskay scored another one for the Cannons with seven minutes left in the third quarter. Each teams defense kept it a scoreless game for six minutes to end the quarter and four minutes into the fourth.

Zummo broke the scoring slump with his second of the night trying to narrow the gap. But Michael Springer scored his second of the night off a great feed from Peter Trombino to keep the Barrage up by six. But Powell managed to get inside on his defender and score his fourth goal of the night for Boston. But Roy Colsey scored his second of the night, just shy of the two-point mark. And Seth Goldberg scored his first of the night at the four-minute mark giving Philadelphia back their seven-goal lead. In a last effort to keep his team in this game, Rabil got another past Kevin Keenan, for the Cannons, followed by a goal from Brian Jacovina. The Cannons still trailed by five with 1:10 left on the clock. The last minute attempt wasnít enough as the Barrage walked away with a 16-11 victory over the Cannons.