Men's Lacrosse

Denver Holds Off Boston Rally for 13-12 Victory

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BOSTON, Mass. - Attackman Terry Kimener scored the game-winning goal with 1:11 remaining in regulation as the Denver Outlaws (2-0) held off a late rally by the Boston Cannons (1-1) to earn their second straight win, a 13-12 victory over the Cannons at Harvard Stadium on Saturday evening.

Kimener, who was named as the Bud Light MVP, scored his third goal of the game with an unassisted marker past goalkeeper Jordan Burke to give Denver a one-point lead it did not relinquish.

After Matt Poskay gave the Cannons a 1-0 lead early in the first quarter, the Outlaws scored six consecutive goals over a 16-minute span to take a commanding 6-1 advantage with 8:17 left in the second quarter. Attackman Connor Martin scored twice during the spurt.

With 5:34 left in the first half, midfielder Pat Heim ended the Cannons' drought with a power-play goal off a feed from midfielder Paul Rabil before the teams traded goals to end the first half, giving Denver a 7-3 lead at the intermission.

After the teams traded goals twice to open the second half, the Cannons trimmed the deficit to 9-7 when attackman Max Quinzani and midfielder Brad Ross scored back-to-back goals in a 26-second span.

The teams exchanged goals for the third time in the period to give Denver a 10-8 lead.

Quinzani and midfielder Sean DeLaney traded goals in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter before the Cannons scored three consecutive goals to take a 12-11 lead with 5:17 left in regulation. Rabil scored a goal with an assist in the spurt.

But, the Outlaws rallied to earn the victory by scoring twice in the final three minutes. Midfielder Peet Poillon scored with 2:43 remaining to tie the game, setting up the game-winning heroics by Kimener.

Kimener and Martin each scored three goals in the victory for Denver while Steve Giannone and DeLaney each tallied two goals with an assist. Goalkeeper Jesse Schwartzman made 12 saves for Denver, which was outshot by a 51-37 margin.

Making his seasonal debut, Quinzani scored four goals with an assist while Rabil had a goal with three assists in his season debut.

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws 13, Boston Cannons 12
Denver (2-0)  4-3-3-3 / 13
Boston (1-1)  1-2-5-4 / 12

Goals: DEN - Terry Kimener 3, Connor Martin 3, Steve Giannone 2, Sean DeLaney 2, Peet Poillon 2, Justin Bokmeyer 1; BOS - Max Quinzani 4, Ryan Boyle 2, Pat Heim 2, PT Ricci 1, Matt Poskay 1, Brad Ross 1, Paul Rabil 1. Assists: DEN - Steve Giannone 1, Matt Bocklet 1, Sean DeLaney 1, Peet Poillon 1; BOS - Paul Rabil 3, Chris Eck 2, Brad Ross 1, Ryan Boyle 1, Max Quinzani 1. Saves: DEN - Jesse Schwartzman 12 (44:39, 7 goals allowed), Adam Fullerton 2 (15:21, 5 goals allowed); BOS - Kip Turner 3 (41:32, 10 goals allowed), Jordan Burke 4 (18:28, 3 goals allowed). Shots: DEN - 37; BOS - 51. Power-Play Opportunities: DEN - 1 for 1; BOS - 1 for 2. Attendance: 8,317.