Rabil, Poskay, Quinzani Spark Cannons Win
from press release
BOSTON -- The Boston Cannons (3-2) won their
third consecutive home game to start the season as they defeated
the Denver Outlaws (3-3) 17-12 on Saturday afternoon at Harvard
Stadium in front of a crowd of 6,090. Paul Rabil was named
Bud Light MVP for his 3 goal, 3 assist, 7 point game. Matt
Poskay scored 5 goals to expand his MLL leading goal total to 21
and new draftee Max Quinzani added three goals and 1 assist in his
In a back-and-forth first quarter, Denver got on the board first as Matt Brown snuck one past Cannons goalie Kip Turner. Brad Ross retaliated seven minutes into the quarter as he received an assist from Rabil to knot the score 1-1. Rabil followed with a two point laser just thirty-four seconds later starting a Cannons scoring run, getting additional goals by Justin Smith and Kyle Sweeney. Drew Westervelt added a two point goal of his own and Matt Brown added his second goal of the quarter, but Boston held a 5-4 advantage after one.
The second quarter was another tight battle, as both teams physical play helped them find the back of the net. Matt Brown continued his stellar game by notching a two point goal that deflected off Turner to put the Outlaws back on top 6-5. Rabil would tie the game as he dodged multiple defenders to net his second goal of the contest. After Brown scored his fourth goal of the game, Poskay tied the game at seven after receiving a great pass from Ross to sneak one past Outlaws goalie Adam Fullerton. Max Seibald and Poskay traded goals at the end of the half as the teams went to the locker room tied 8-8.
Duxbury, MA resident Quinzani opened the second half by notching back-to-back goals, including a nifty behind the back shot to give the Cannons a 10-8 advantage. Dan Hardy quickly took away the Cannons momentum, firing home the Outlaws ninth goal. Poskay added two goals for Boston, vaulting him into second all time in Cannons history for goals scored.
The Cannons poured it on in the fourth, getting goals from Ryan Boyle, Rabil, Pat Heim, Quinzani and Poskay as they held the Outlaws scoreless to break a two game losing streak. Quinzani, who had a large group of family and friends at the game, spoke about how happy he was to be in Boston. “I was lucky to get the exposure from having such a great run these past few weeks, I got a text message from Coach Daye letting me know I’d be a member of the Cannons and I couldn’t have been happier. This game really showed me that this is a physical league, much more than college, but I loved playing in front of the home crowd and notching my first goal, it really made me feel like I’d arrived.”
The Cannons will return to action when they travel to Virginia Beach, VA to face the Chicago Machine on Sunday, June 20 at 2:30 PM. The game will be aired live on Comcast Sports Net New England.
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