By Matt Noonan
Competing at Gillette Stadium – their brand new home for the 2015 season –the Boston Cannons scored an opening-day victory, defeating Denver, 16-13, on Sunday afternoon.
Max Seibald – an alum of Cornell University lacrosse – paced the Cannons with a hat trick, while David Emala, Will Manny (UMass), Rob Emery, Brent Adams and Martin Bowes tallied two goals apiece. Jordan Burke picked up his initial win between the pipes, turning away 12 of 25 shots.
Maryland University alum – Drew Snider – led the Outlaws with a hat trick, while pitching in two assists and scooping four ground balls.
Boston and Denver combined for seven goals in the opening quarter, but it was Manny’s tally midway through the frame that provided the Cannons with a 4-3 advantage.
Seibald initiated a 3-0 run in the second, helping Boston head into intermission with an 8-5 lead.
The Cannons tallied five points in the third quarter, including a pair of unassisted two-point goals from Emery and Josh Amidon at 2:33 and 2:53, respectively. Bowes netted the final goal of the stanza at 12:05, extending Boston’s advantage to 13-9.
Denver attempted to close the gap in fourth with three consecutive goals, but Seibald clinched the opening-day victory with back-to-back tallies before Manny buried a feed from David Emala.
With the win, Boston finds itself in a three-way tie for first place with New York and Rochester. New York opened the season with a 14-8 win over Ohio, while Rochester edged Charlotte, 10-9.
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