Boston Cannons Win A Nail Bitter Against Rival New York Lizards In The Friendly Confines Of Harvard Stadium
The Boston Cannons won a crucial game on Saturday to help move the needle in the right direction.
Playing their rivals the New York Lizards, the Cannons were lead by midfielder Max Seibald who had a pair of two-point goals that helped Boston edge out a 16-13 win own their home field Harvard Stadium.
On the defensive side of things, Matt Landis had an effective outing by covering former Cannons star Paul Rabil. Landis’s strong physical defense held Rabil to only two points.
“I think the only way to approach a player like that is to get in his face early and often. If you give him a running start he’s got a lot more freedom to do what he wants to do,” said Cannons defender Matt Landis on covering Lizards midfielder Paul Rabil.
Cannons goalie Tyler Fiorito made some big saves and played one of his best games of the season.
Seibald had a team high six points and Boston Cannons Captain Will Manny added a hat trick along with three assists on the night. Joe LoCascio had just one goal on the night but it proved to be the difference as he widened the lead to two goals with just over 3 minutes remaining. Davey Emala also had a strong performance tonight with a hat-trick.
“We were focused on doing the little things better and playing more as a team. In recent weeks it’s been just individual motion on offense and this week we worked together and created some good opportunities,” said Cannons midfielder Max Seibald.
With the win over New York, the Boston Cannons move to 2-3 on the season as they go into a bye week. The loss for the Lizards drops them to an even 2-2 on the season.
“The biggest thing we’ve struggled with is we get up on some opponents and then we just play individual lacrosse. We got up tonight the guys really stuck together and played team offense and team defense,” said Cannons coach Sean Quirk.
This is the kind of win that the Cannons can feel good about as they head into the bye week just one game shy of .500. After the bye the Cannons will have another home game, this time against the Outlaws on June 3rd.