Boston and New York both entered Friday night’s contest with 2-2 records, and this was the first NY – Boston game of the year. On paper, this game promised to be tight and competitive, and in reality, it proved to be just that. The Lizards pulled out a hard-fought 11-10 win at home to jump above .500, and the Cannons fell to 2-3.
New LAS Photographer Casey Kermes shot the game from the sideline, and this is Casey’s first photo gallery of the Summer. We’re excited to have him on board and love the shots he got in the night and rain conditions! We know you will too.
Boston came out relatively hot, and went up 3-1 after one quarter of play on goals by Rabil, Berger, and Buchanan, but New York had a great early second quarter where they outscored Boston 2-0, to tie the game at 3. Boston fought back and the two teams trader goals and small runs until the half, where New York led 6-5. David Earl broke a 5-5 tie to end the first half.
The game was then tied at 6, tied at 7, 8, 9, and 10, as each team went on a series of 2-goal runs. Stephen Berger scored Boston’s 10th goal, but before the Cannons could complete another two goal run to take the lead, Ned Crotty scored an unassisted goal with a little over 4 minutes left, and that was that. Neither team scored for the rest of the way, and New York took a home win, and 3-2 season record to bed.
Paul Rabil had two goals and three assists, while Stephen Berger scored two goals and added a helper for Boston. Ned Crotty had two assists to go along with his three goals, and Rob Pannell added three points on two goals and one assist. Max Seibald also dropped two goals for the Lizards, and Drew Adams made six saves to earn the win, while Jordan Burke made 9 stops in the loss for the Cannons.