New Jersey Pride vs. Boston Cannons
July 9, 2005
The Game Story:
West Windsor, NJ - The Boston Cannons improved to 6-1 on the season on the
heels of Conor Gill~Rs five goals and three assists. Boston had a 5-0 lead
after one quarter, never trailed and won 18-12 in front of 4,812 fans in
New Jersey. Gill tied a career high with eight points and was named Bud
Light MVP.

~SIt was nice to get out of here with a good quality win,~T said Cannons
head coach Scott Hiller. ~SWe lost last weekend, and to come on the road
and get a win really says a lot about this team. We needed to move the
ball better and I think we did this game, hopefully we can take this
momentum into next weekend.~T

The Cannons took a 5-0 lead after one quarter. John Christmas scored his
third goal of his career to start the game off an assist from Conor Gill
with 11:01 left in the first quarter. At 8:19 Paul Gillette, another
first year player, scored his second career goal as the Cannons took a 2-0
lead. Chris Fiore made it 3-0 off an assist from college teammate Kevin
Leveille. David Evans made it 4-0 on a man-up opportunity with 59 seconds
left. Fiore scored his second with just 17 seconds left in the quarter to
make it 5-0.

Boston took a 9-5 lead into half-time but New Jersey out-scored the
Cannons 5-4 in the second quarter. The Pride opened the scoring with a
goal from Scott Urick. Adam Doneger scored again for New Jersey to make
it 5-2 Boston. Mark Millon stopped the Pride~Rs scoring streak with a
diving shot across the crease. Conor Gill scored his first of the game to
make it 7-2. Urick scored his second of the game to make it 7-3 Boston.
Millon scored his second to make it 8-3 Boston. Gill scored his second of
the game off an assist from Fiore. He scored with his back facing the
goal, scoring between his legs to make it 9-3 Boston. Dan Chemotti scored
to make it 9-4 Cannons with 1:28 left in the quarter. Liam Banks then
notched a goal off a fast break to pull the Pride within four.

At half-time the Cannons allowed a season low five points to the Pride.
Boston had won nine of 16 face-offs and had 19 groundballs, compared to
just 10 for the Pride. Boston goalie Chris Garrity had nine saves as well
as New Jersey goalie Jay Pfeifer. Boston out-shot New Jersey 27-23 at
half-time. Conor Gill led all scorers with four points.

Boston led 15-7 after three. Gill opened the scoring with a behind the
back goal, with defender Brett Hughes all over him. Mike Battista made it
11-5 with 10:39 left in the third with his first of the game. Battista
scored again to make it 12-5 with 7:45 off an assist from Gill. Millon
scored his third at 7:25 for a hat-trick. After the Cannons four goal
scoring streak, New Jersey answered with a Kyle Harrison goal. Leveille
scored his first of the game off an assist from Battista. Graham Gill
scored at the 2:10 mark for New Jersey to make it 14-7. Gill scored his
fourth on an assist from Christmas, the first of his career to make it

Chris Rotelli scored his firs of the game for the Cannons to make it 16-7
to open the fourth. Fiore scored his third of the game at 8:56 and went
up by 10, 17-7. Chemotti for the Pride scored to make it 17-8 Cannons at
6:15. Gill scored with 5:04 left in the fourth. Graham Gill of the Pride
answered for New Jersey at 4:11. Urick scored to make it 18-10. Doneger
added another goal for the Pride at 1:22 in the fourth. Harrison scored
as New Jersey made it 18-12 to end the game.

Chris Garrity ended the game with 17 saves and was replaced in the fourth
quarter by Kevin O~RBrien, who saw his first action of the season. Boston
won 18-34 face-offs with the duo of Peter Inge and David Jenkins. The
Cannons out-shot the Pride 51 to 49. Boston won 33 groundballs, compared
to 24 for New Jersey.

The Cannons will next face-off against the Baltimore Bayhawks in a
match-up of division leaders. Game time is set for 7:00 PM at Nickerson
Field at Boston University. Boston and Baltimore last played against
each-other in last years playoffs, with the Cannons coming out on top,