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Barrage Lose to Cannons By One
Philadelphia lost to the Cannons Saturday night at Nickerson Field by a score of 10-11 in front of 4,258 fans.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

The Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor lacrosse league, lost to the Boston Cannons with a score of 10-11. Brian Dougherty (G) let in a season low amount of goals with 11. The Barrage fall to 3-6, while the Cannons move to 7-2. The Bud Light MVP went to the Cannons goalie Chris Garrity who had a total of 17 saves.

Boston opened up the game with a three-goal run started by Mark Millon (A). Philadelphia’s Matt Striebel broke their streak at 5:03 but the Cannons answered back with two more goals. Striebel scored his second to end the first quarter with a score of Philadelphia 2, Boston 5. During the second quarter, both teams defense held the scoring to only one goal for both the Barrage and Cannons. The score going into half time was Philadelphia 3, Boston 6.

The Barrage came out strong to start off the second half. They went on a three-goal run, started by B.J. Prager (A), and tied the game at six all.

Millon scored his third goal of the night for the Cannons, followed by Jarett Park (M) putting the Cannons ahead by two. Each team went goal for goal to round of the third quarter. The score was Philadelphia 8, Boston 10. Chris Malone (M) scored the first goal for Philadelphia in the fourth at 3:22, followed by a goal from Bobby Horsey (M) to tie the game at 10.

Kevin Leveille (M) scored the game-winning goal for the Cannons at 2:29.

The Cannons one the game by a one goal margin, the final score was Philadelphia 10, Boston 11.

Philadelphia leaders were Striebel with three points (3G), followed by Prager with two points (2G) and Michael Mollot (M) with two points (1G,1A).

Boston leaders were Millon with five points (3G,2A), followed by Conor Gill with three points (1G, 2A) and Leveille with two points (1G, 1A).

The Barrage see game action again at Villanova on July 28 against the Long Island Lizards. Tickets are still available by calling the Barrage ticket office at (610) 355-8999 or by visiting

About the Philadelphia Barrage
The Philadelphia Barrage are members of Major League Lacrosse, a six-team professional outdoor lacrosse league. The Barrage moved to Philadelphia prior to the 2004 MLL season and proceeded to win the organization’s first MLL Championship at the 2004 New Balance Major League Lacrosse Championship Game. The Barrage play their home games at Villanova Stadium on the campus of Villanova University. Additional information on the Barrage can be found at

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