Cannon Fodder: Boston Hammers Washington
from staff reports
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Boston held Washington scoreless for a stretch of more than 23 minutes to defeat the Bayhawks 19-9 in Major League Lacrosse action from Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday night. Boston goalies Mike Levin and Kip Turner combined for 25 saves in the victory.
Kevin Huntley, who led Washington with four goals, scored with 13:18 remaining in the second quarter to pull the Bayhawks within 6-5, but the Bayhawks would not score again until Huntley's tally with 4:44 remaining in the third quarter. By then, the Cannons had moved out to a commanding 16-6 lead.
Paul Rabil led the Boston offense by scoring four goals (including two two-pointers) and three assists while Greg Downing also added four. Sean Morris contributed two goals and two assists.
The Cannons also had a big night from faceoff specialist Chris Eck. Eck won 18 of 30 draws against Washington's Alex Smith. Eck and Smith were recently included among the 40 players who advanced in the tryout process for the 2010 U.S. team.
Boston evened its record at 3-3 with the victory. The Cannons host co-league leader Toronto on June 25. Washington fell to a league-worst 1-5 and returns to action on June 27 at Chicago.
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