May 28, 2010

PSU Product Adams Leads LI to First Win

from press release

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- The Long Island Lizards (1-2) defeated the Boston Cannons (2-1) 13-11 Thursday night at LaValle Stadium on the campus of Stony Brook University. Lizards’ Goalie Drew Adams won Bud Light MVP player of the game honors with 14 saves.

The Lizards came out of the gates strong, with Anthony Muscarella scoring on the first offensive possession.  Boston would then get on the board with a goal by Matt Poskay, but the Lizards would score the next two goals, including a spectacular one by Greg Gurenlian who won the face off, took the ball to the goal, and scored while falling to the ground.  The teams would trade goals and finish the first quarter tied 3-3.

In the second quarter, the Lizards once again opened up the scoring, this time a 2 point goal by Chris Fiore.  Mike Stone scored for the third consecutive game and cut the score to 6-4, but after back to back turnovers and Jack Reid’s second penalty on the night, the Lizards capitalized late in the half.  Long Island continued to control the play and frustrate the Cannons.  Stephen Peyser finished the first half scoring for the home team and the Lizards took an 8-4 lead into the half.
The third quarter saw the Cannons continued to get outplayed and frustrated by the Lizards.  Long Island scored 45 seconds into the quarter to set the tone again.  The Lizards scored the next two goals to lead 11-4 with 10 minutes to go in the quarter.  The remainder of the quarter saw physical play from both teams leading to multiple penalties including a 5 minute penalty against Cannon Jack Reid.  Throughout the physical play neither team could find the back of the net and the quarter ended with the Lizards leading 11-4.

The Cannons finally showed some life to start the fourth quarter as the they scored three straight goals to cut the Lizards lead to 11-7.  Sloppy play from the Cannons returned and the Lizards capitalized scoring the next 2 goals to take a 13-7 lead with 5:38 remaining.  The Cannons put on one last run with three straight goals, but the charge fell short as the Lizards would take the victory 13-11


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