Cannons Defeat Outlaws, 10-9, Clinch Playoffs

Cannons Defeat Outlaws, 10-9, Clinch Playoffs

Cannons Defeat Outlaws, 10-9, Clinch Playoffs



Denver, CO - July 30, 2011: Bud Light Player of the Game Kevin Buchanan scored the game-winning goal with 1:06 in the game, giving the Cannons (7-3) a 10-9 victory over the Denver Outlaws (5-5), clinching a playoff berth for the ninth time in the Cannons' 11 seasons. Down 3-2 at halftime, the Cannons came from behind in Denver for the second time this season, winning the tie breaker between the teams to be the first in Major League Lacrosse to clinch a spot in Championship Weekend.

"We knew we were going to have to come in here and earn this victory," said Cannons head coach Bill Daye. "The fact that we battled all the way to the end is what I'm most proud of, and we were able to finish it and get the win. Clinching the playoffs means only that; our focus now is on facing a strong Nationals team in Hamilton next week."

The game began slowly for both offenses, with the first quarter ending in a 1-1 tie on goals from Matt Poskay for the Cannons and Terry Kimener for the Outlaws. Poskay had the first tally again in the second quarter, but the Outlaws answered twice to take a 3-2 lead into halftime.

Both offenses came alive after the break, each scoring four goals in the third quarter. Paul Rabil scored twice, Pat Heim added one and Kyle Sweeney scored a man-down goal with less than a minute to play to keep the Cannons within one going into the final 15 minutes.

Drew Westervelt and Brendan Mundorf each completed a hat trick in the fourth quarter, but those were the only two Outlaws goals to the Cannons' three, kicked off by Brad Ross' two-point goal to tie the game at eight. Max Quinzani scored before Buchanan's give-and-go with Heim cemented the victory.

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good game
    by (#287695) on 8/04/11 @2:02PM
poskay played well, and anybody know whats the name the new arm pads that rabil is wearing?
 
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    by (#291207) on 8/04/11 @9:49PM
they are maybachs just custom made for him by maverik
 
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    by (#196296) on 8/05/11 @9:19AM
are you sure about that? not saying your wrong but I know the MLL has super strict policies on wearing anything but warrior gear
 
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    by (#287695) on 8/05/11 @3:22PM
yeah, because the arm pads have a warrior symbol on it
 
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    by (#232794) on 8/06/11 @5:35PM
they are the new mpg arm pads. the policy is only brine and warrior but they're very few exceptions
 
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    by (#233961) on 8/04/11 @10:57PM
what song it his
 
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