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
15-7.

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,
24-16.