Boston Cannons fall to Rochester Rattlers, 16-14

Boston took a two-goal lead into the final quarter, but the Rochester Rattlers exploded for five in the fourth to down the Cannons, 16-14, in a Major League Lacrosse match Friday night in Kennesaw, Ga.

Matt Poskay completed a hat trick for the Cannons when he scored to knot it at 14 at 13:30 of the fourth, but Rochester’s Steve DeNapoli cashed in off the faceoff 10 seconds later and John Ranagan finished a hat trick of his own to provide the final margin.

Boston (1-5) got two goals and two assists from Paul Rabil and a goal and three assists from Pat Helm. Jordan Burke stopped 21 shots, nine in the third quarter.


Jordan MacIntosh tallied four goals for the Rattlers (3-3), and Matt Striebel scored a 2-point goal among his three strikes. John Galloway made 23 saves.

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The Cannons offense came out hot, as Chris Eck scored twice off faceoffs in the first four minutes, including one seven seconds in. Striebel answered with a goal and his 2-pointer, but Boston held a 6-5 advantage after one.

Rabil scored a pair to open the second as Boston scored four of the first five goals, but Rochester ended the half with three straight, including back-to-back strikes by MacIntosh, to cut the Cannons’ lead to 10-9 at the break.

The teams exchanged goals in the third, but Boston stretched its advantage with a 2-pointer by Brian Farrell.

Rochester then rattled off five of the final six goals to finish off the Cannons.