Long Island Lizards vs. Boston Cannons
August 12, 2005
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|The Game Story:|
|August 12, 2005 - The Boston Cannons won their 10th game of the season,|
improving their record to 10-2. Boston defeated the Long Island Lizards
19-16, sweeping the Lizards for the first time in team history in front of
5,914 fans in Long Island. The game was called with 8:26 left in the
fourth quarter due to lighting. Chris Garrity was named MVP after making
22 saves. Mike Battista, Kevin Leveille and Mike Regan led the Cannons
with four points a piece.
The Cannons and Lizards both scored two goals a piece in the fourth
quarter. Mark Millon opened the fourth quarter scoring off an assist from
Leveille. Long Island scored two goals to bring the Lizards within two.
Battista scored to put the Cannons up by three with 9:48 left in the game.
With 8:26 left in the fourth quarter, the game was put on hold because of
lighting and subsequently called.
Boston led 17-14 after three quarters but was outscored by the Lizards,
8-6. They pulled away from a 13-13 tie to take the lead for good. Chris
Fiore scored his second goal of the game to open the third quarter to
extend the Cannons scoring streak to four straight goals. The Lizards
ended the Cannons scoring streak by notching four straight to make the
score 12-10 Boston. The Cannons got back on the board after Chris Rotelli
scored his first of the game. Long Island answered with three goals in a
row to tie the game at 13.
Jarett Park scored his first of the game off the face-off to put Boston up
by one. Park scored a career high three points in the game. Conor Gill
scored his second of the game off an assist from Park, after Park picked
off a pass at the defensive end of the field. Leveille scored his third
off an assist from Regan to make it 16-13 Boston. Regan scored himself to
put the Cannons up by four. The Lizards made it 17-14 off a tally from
Blake Miller to end the quarter.
Boston led at half-time 11-6 and out-scored the Lizards 5-2 in the second
quarter. The Lizards opened the scoring in the second quarter off a tally
from Blake Miller. Gill scored his first of the game with 6:42 to put the
Cannons up by two. Gill would finish with two goals and one assist. Tim
Byrnes scored his first of the game after picking off a clearing pass from
Greg Cattrano and racing from midfield to deposit the ball in the net.
Tim Goettelmann scored for Long Island to make it 8-6 Boston. Boston went
on to score the next three goals to close out the half. Leveille scored
his second off an assist from Millon. Millon scored his first minutes
later to make the score 10-6 Boston off an assist from Park. Boston
scored its third in a row after Battista tallied his third of the game.
The Cannons out-scored the Lizards 6-4 in the first quarter to open the
game. Chris Massey, who was held score-less in the Cannons last meeting
with Long Island, scored the first goal of the game. Fiore, Battista,
Regan Leveille all scored in the first quarter, with Battista scoring
twice and Regan notching his first goal of the season, a two-pointer.
Defenseman Ryan Curtis missed the game after serving a suspension he
received for his involvement in a fight in the July 31st match-up with
Baltimore. It marked the first time in his career in which he missed the
game, a streak of 63 games.
The Boston Cannons will next play for the New Balance Championship,
starting next Friday, August 19th. Boston will play at 8:00 and the
opponent will be determined after Saturday~Rs match-up between Baltimore
and Rochester. Baltimore, Boston, Long Island and Rochester have all
earned spots for New Balance Championship Weekend.