Cannons Shoot by Outlaws; Hounds Edged by Lizards

Joe Marra, who had eight saves in the first half, was pulled during halftime due to nagging injuries. Coming off the bench, Adam Ghitelman allowed in the first shot he saw, a rocket from Grant Catalino to put the Lizards up 6-4. The Lizards scored another three straight goals, including back-to-backs from Young, to finish the third quarter with a 9-4 advantage. Drew Adams made six saves to hold the Hounds scoreless in the quarter.

The drought was finally ended a minute-and-a-half into the fourth, as Smith fired a shot that went straight to the back of the net. Young added his fourth goal, and ultimately the Lizards final goal, with 11:31 left in the quarter. But the 10-5 deficit proved to be just too much for the Hounds to overcome. Charlotte did mount the start of a comeback, scoring four unanswered goals in three minutes at the end of the quarter, but their rally fell just short as the Lizards got the final possession of the game to close out the 10-9 win.

The Lizards were the better team at the face-off X (14-23) and in the ground ball game (32 to the Hounds 25). They were also anchored by 17 saves from Adams. The Lizards host the Ohio Machine next on May 31, while the Hounds host the Hamilton Nationals on June 2.

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