The Difference Between Knight And Daye For Boston

The Difference Between Knight And Daye For Boston

The Difference Between Knight And Daye For Boston

The Difference Between Knight And Daye For Boston

The Cannons came out strong in front of an enthusiastic near capacity crowd, who could smell a win brewing in the air. The Cannons set the tempo of the game by scoring the first two goals with just forty-two seconds in the 1st quarter. Andy Towers nailed the first goal with a low bouncer past Mule’s stickside. Watson came through for the Cannons at 12:38 from Evans, who hit Watson as the Cannons stacked in front of the goal for a 2-2. From the stack, two cutters went to goal and Watson trailed the first cutter. All alone for the pass, Watson only needed to use a face dodge to get free for a shot.

Boston and Bridgeport each traded two goals and the score at the end of the first quarter was 4-3 Cannons. At 2:23, Boston was called for a penalty with a slash from Brian Kuczma. With the unbelievable goaltending from Daye, the Cannons were able to maintain the lead into the second quarter. Making two point blank saves, the goaltender looked as if he were on his way to another thirty save performance.

With the crowd thirsty for some Cannon twine, Scott Doyle of Boston found the net for the Cannons with a sidearm crank that went low to high. Two minutes later, Knight and Tucker Radebaugh connected for the first of Knight’s four goals. Tucker faked a shot from up top and found Knight on the crease, with his head down Doug easily took Mule high.

Bridgeport was down 6-3 and needed to possess the ball longer on offense. Garber’s decision to have longstick D-man Hanford face-off paid off. Bridgeport proceeded to score the next five goals. Gonnella was the first of the Barrage to score in the 2nd quarter. Off the beloved high school sweep, Jim caught Daye moving to his right and stuck a bouncer high. Ken Garcia brought Bridgeport with in one off an unsettled transition. Jamie Hanford tied the game at six after winning the face off and going straight to the cage. Hanford took an over hand bouncer zipped past Daye snagging the top pipe. Blake Miller gave the Barrage their first lead of the game at 4:33 on an assist from Brian Langtry. Tom Carmean capped Bridgeport’s five-goal spurt from draw and dump by Tom Nagliari. With enough space for showtime, Carmean took Bill Daye off the ground with a fake a high, with the keeper in the air Tom lightly rolled the rock across the goal line.

Boston quickly responded to the Bridgeport spurt with the last three goals to end the half, giving Boston a one-goal lead into halftime. The first of the three came off a sweet hockey pass off the ground to Knight who found Dave Evans cross crease for a quickstick past Mule. Bill Daye made five saves in the second quarter, and allowed the Cannons to get back in the game. Boston’s fierce intensity was evident through offensive rides and man ball groundballs. Knight checked one of the Barrage D-men off a hospital pass as they tried to switch fields on the clear. This ride setup Radebaugh on the goal line extended where he was able to hit Knight for a cross crease dive goal tying the game at 8. Boston regained the lead on a perimeter shot from Greg Traynor, whose four goals out him on top of the MLL in scoring.

Watson was still not 100% from his hamstring injury, and showed the crowd that his steps were quickly returning to him scoring on a leaping high to low overhand. The Barrage quickly reacted with a four-goal spurt led by attackmen Matt Panetta. Matt opened the third quarter with a hat trick highlighted by a ballistic crank shot that blazed past Daye to tag the stickside corner. Blake Miller capped off the four-goal spurt with his second net of the game on an EMO shot from up top singeing the shoulder of Daye’s jersey. What seemed to be Boston’s first four quarter game, was defined by the Cannons’ ability to respond and react with everything that Bridgeport could toss at them. The Cannons scored the last four goals of the third quarter and giving them a two goal lead into the fourth quarter. The final goal of the quarter came on a Boston EMO from the game’s Bud Light MVP Doug Knight. The goal was setup by crisp perimeter passing, as Battista skipped a pass from X Knight was left wide open for a cross crease quickstick.

Ex-Garber gorilla Bill Edell was first to get on the board in the fourth quarter giving the Cannons a three-goal lead. On an ISO from up top, Edell just took his man hard down the right side and took Mule with a low burner. Greg Traynor tacked another goal on for the Cannons at the six-minute mark. At 4:08, rookie Keith Cromwell scored his second goal of the game off rebound from a Bill Daye save on what seemed to be a dead ball whistle, but the offense play was on and is the reason why Daye was caught off guard. Boston’s game winning goal came from no one else but number 99 Greg Traynor, who took Mule on a bouncer on his offstick hip.

The Barrage gave the Cannons a last minute scare by scoring two straight goals, one by Brian Silcott at 2:12 from a ground ball at midfield and the last by defender Mario Lopez at 1:47. The Barrage’s only chance for a win was to get the ball away from the Boston defense who successfully played keep away from the Bridgeport defense and ran out the clock.

This game should prove to be a confidence booster as the Cannons face the Lizards in their next two games. “It’s just a matter of steppin’ it up,” said coach Whiteley after the game. The evolution of the Cannons over the past couple off weeks has been tremendous. The communication on defense was now audible, and the offense was know swinging the ball around the horn looking for cutters and It’s the first real second half they have played so far this season.

As for Bridgeport, the Barrage will do battle against the New Jersey Pride Next week and then the Bayhawks on the 27 of July. Next weeks rubber match with the Pride gives the Barrage an opportunity to avenge their 17-10 loss to NJ at the end of last month. However, NJ’s latest acquisition from Boston might not allow them that chance. Reuniting one of the deadliest attacks in NCAA history, Massey, Hess and Hubbard will have a chance to run their classic motion.

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mule sucks (nt)
    by (#13144) on 7/15/01 @11:58AM
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    by (#791) on 7/15/01 @1:26PM
I don't think you'll get any argument about that on these boards.
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    by (#14514) on 7/15/01 @3:56PM
He definitely does. He made it apparent in his horrible goalkeeping in his recent game against the lizards.
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ode to daye
    by (#14983) on 7/15/01 @8:04PM
let me start by sayin, 'dude, I ain't gay.'
how the man keeps the ball away
the nastiest is he to stop the play
although locasio may say 'nay'
for a tar heel you sure are sauce-ay...
this labatts is for you - eh...

one thing is for sure,
don't disrespect and give it up for daye.

p.s.- mule sux, but mcginnis is worse
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time clock
    by (#8608) on 7/15/01 @7:35PM
There should be a dedicated official to manage the
time clock! present system is awful. I was at the game how come the officials were not wearing any hats?
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he is a pro, and a good one
    by (#8966) on 7/15/01 @8:47PM
Talk shit all you want about Mule, but the fact is he is a MLL goaltender, a feat that very few people are capable of acheiving. Plus, he has the second best Goalie Rating in the league, right after Cat.
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    by (#15691) on 7/15/01 @11:47PM
I wasn't at the game but... the official clock is not kept on the scoreboard, it is kept on the field. I have heard some complaints about the shot clock, but down here in Baltimore all the clockwork is running very smoothly... maybe it is just a Boston thing.
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    by (#5306) on 7/15/01 @9:18PM
the numbers don't lie. But i don't know where i'm going with this
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hubbs, hess and massey
    by (#5100) on 7/16/01 @10:59AM
Not a one post mentioning the last sentence of this article? These guys were nasty together in college--will they be lethal in pro? All you punk high school players can be on casey powell's tip all you want, but I would take these three guys over powell any day of the week. Their four concurrent college years produced three rings for princeton and only one for little casey. Among other things, I think this shows what happens when you have three complete attachmen versus one "superstar." Bring it on MLL, here comes NJ!
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    by (#15700) on 7/16/01 @12:57PM
pride are goin all the way. they are nasty from their goalkeeping to their solid defense to their great middies to their new and improved nasty attack
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    by (#8608) on 7/16/01 @2:38PM
Imagine this, Hess behind the net, Hubbard on the crease and Massey up top, they know all their moves how do you stop this, Pro defense not as diciplined and cohesive as top D1 schools that have tried to stop them ask Virginia and Syracuse etc.
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Massey stinks
    by (#6442) on 7/16/01 @8:06PM
The fact is that chris Massey is not that good. He's not very fast, can't run [past his man and doesn't have a cannon. His success was merely a factor of drawing the third best defender on the team princeton was playing. In the MLL, the third best defender will be a first team AA quality player, and massey has no chance of succeeding under those conditions. time to hang it up Trojan.
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shut up
    by (#8966) on 7/17/01 @6:30PM
The fact is Massey's success in college was merely a factor of his immense talent. He usely drew the other teams first or second best one on one cover player due to the fact he is an incredibly good dodger. Also he is going to be running on a midfield with Jay
Jalbert and Dave Curry, so the chances of any team bumping a pole up to cover him are slim to none. Massey will run free to the goal, racking up major points.
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    by (#15757) on 7/18/01 @4:37PM
While I do agree that Massey is nasty, a lot of teams with three solid defenders have the policy of putting their best defender on the 3rd best attackman. That way, they can readily force turnovers and create fast-break situations where none would otherwise exist. Match-up errors are minimized because even though one might easily be able to distinguish between the top defenders on any given team, the actual differences skill and speed-wise aren't big enough to create lop-sided match-ups in most cases.
It would be an oversight to say that just because Massey drew the best defender in college, he was viewed as a huge threat.
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