Rattlers Top Cannons in Overtime; Lizards Run Past Machine

June 1, 2012 - ROCHESTER, NY - The Cannons (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, 17-16, in a rainy overtime thriller against the Rochester Rattlers (2-2) tonight at Sahlen's Stadium. Kevin Buchanan scored five goals and Ryan Boyle set the MLL assists record, but it was not enough to hold off Bud Light Player of the Game Ned Crotty and the Rattlers.

On the first goal of the game, Boyle tied the MLL assists record at 211 on Brad Ross's first goal of the season. Mike Stone scored with room on a pass from Paul Rabil before Jay Card put the Rattlers on the board. Buchanan scored on a Matt Poksay assist before returning the favor a minute later. Crotty beat Jordan Burke to keep the Rattlers within two, ending the quarter 4-2 Cannons.

Buchanan dominated the second quarter, scoring three goals including his third career two-point goal. Boyle set the MLL assists record (previously held by former Cannon Conor Gill) on Buchanan's fourth. Stone added his second of the game, but the Rattlers stayed even with goals from Card, Crotty, Kevin Drew and two from Steve DeNapoli to close the half down 9-7 to the Cannons.

The Rattlers owned the third quarter, outscoring the Cannons 7-2 to pull ahead. Rabil and Buchanan kept the Cannons alive with one goal apiece, but five different Rattlers scored to take a 14-11 lead into the final 15 minutes of play.

The Cannons regained control in the fourth quarter with two goals from Rabil and one each from Bill McGlone, Chris Eck and Stone, who completed his fourth consecutive hat trick. With two goals from Rochester in the quarter, regulation ended in a 16-16 tie.

After a possession for each team, Roy Lang scored his only goal on the first play out of a timeout, improving the Rattlers' record to .500 and ending the Cannons' nine-game winning streak going back to last season.

The Cannons return home to Harvard Stadium next Saturday, June 9 to take on the Long Island Lizards.

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Midfielder Brian Langtry scored a season-high five goals, including four in the first half, as the Long Island Lizards earned their second straight win, a 20-10 victory over the Ohio Machine at Shuart Stadium on Friday evening.

Langtry, who was named as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game, recorded his third "hat trick" of the season. In his last two games, Langtry has scored eight goals with an assist.

Langtry gave the Lizards a quick 2-0 lead by scoring twice in the first 94 seconds, but the Machine answered with a pair of goals from midfielder Brett Garber and Jordan Levine to tie the score at 2-2 with 9:13 left in the opening period.

After the teams traded goals later in the first quarter, midfielder Ryan Young scored off a feed from attackman Matt Gibson to give Long Island a 4-3 edge with 2:55 remaining in the stanza.

The Machine used two goals from Matt Messina and Chazz Woodson to take a 5-4 lead with 6:28 remaining in the first half before Langtry ignited a three-goal run to end the first half by scoring twice, which gave the Lizards a 7-5 advantage at the intermission.

Led by two goals from midfielder Stephen Peyser, the Lizards extended their lead to 13-6 by scoring six of the first seven points in the third quarter. However, the Machine trimmed the margin to 13-9 by scoring three times in the final four minutes, including a pair of markers from attackman Connor Martin.

After rookie Rob Rotanz narrowed the gap to 13-10 with an unassisted goal in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, the Lizards put the game out of reach by scoring seven unanswered goals, including two goals from attackmen Grant Catalino, Max Seibald and Tommy Palasek.

While Langtry led the Lizards with his five-goal performance, Seibald contributed four goals with an assist. Gibson, the reigning Cascade Rookie of the Week, had his second straight four-assist performance while also scoring a goal.

Martin led Ohio in a losing effort by scoring three goals while Woodson added two goals with an assist.

2012-06-02



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