Boston, MA - Week Seven was all about comebacks. Both the New York Lizards and Denver Outlaws completed comeback efforts to start Week Seven on Thursday while the Boston Cannons and Chesapeake Bayhawks did the same this weekend.
Boston Cannons Vs. Atlanta Blaze
The Blaze came into this one at 4-3 following a tough one goal loss to the Outlaws on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Cannons were also trying to shake off a loss after falling to the Lizards earlier in the week.
It was a back and forth affair at Grady Stadium, with the Cannons scoring the first five goals of the contest. The Blaze would rebound, leading at halftime 9-7. The Cannons outscored the Blaze 6-1 in the third quarter to take a three goal lead heading into the fourth. The Blaze made it a one goal game with 1:57 left in the game thanks to a Dylan Maher two pointer. Shayne Jackson had a chance to tie it, but backup goalie Tate Boyce saved the day, stopping Jackson from point blank range.
Mark Cockerton led the way for the Cannons with four goals. Challen Rogers and Connor O’Hara also tallied hat tricks for the Cannons. For the Blaze, rookie all-star Brendan Sunday found the back of the new four times, while fellow all-star Shayne Jackson scored three times. Liam Byrnes also scored his first goal of the season. The Cannons improved to 5-2 on the season while the Blaze fall to 4-4.
Chesapeake Bayhawks Vs. Dallas Rattlers
The Rattlers came into Week Seven trying to finally get off the schneid. They came into this week’s matchup with the Bayhawks looking for a win, sittingat 0-6. Things started well for the Rattlers, as they jumped out to an early 7-6 advantage at halftime. Unfortunately for Dallas, that lead would evaporate in the second half as they fell to the Bayhawks 13-11.
Steele Stanwick and rookie Andrew Kew had big games, scoring three goals apiece. Kew’s performance was special considering he scored only one goal in the entire season prior to Sunday game against Dallas. Stanwick recorded his 100th career goal during his 4-point, 3-goal performance.
The Rattlers have one more chance to grab a win before the All-Star break as they take on the Denver Outlaws this weekend. Meanwhile, the Bayhawks will try and keep the good times rolling against the New York Lizards on Saturday.