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Barrage Lose Last Home Game Of Season
Philadelphia lost to New Jersey in their final home game in front of 2,297 fans and fail to advance to playoffs.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

By Erin Vosburgh
Philadelphia Barrage Correspondent

The Philadelphia Barrage of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier outdoor lacrosse league, lost their final regular season game to the New Jersey pride at Villanova stadium tonight. With the loss, the Barrage fail to advance to the playoffs and defend their 2004 MLL title. Tonight’s MVP was New Jersey goal Scott Schroeder who recorded saves in the 16-12 win.

Ryan Boyle (A) opened up the scoring for the Barrage with a goal at 12:31. Scott Urick answered back for the Pride at 6:32. Boyle rounded out the scoring for the Barrage at 1:53. The score at the end was Philadelphia 2, New Jersey 1. New Jersey outscored the Barrage 4-3 in the second tying the game at 5-5 at the end of the first half. Bobby Horsey (M), Jed Prossner (A) and Doug Shanahan (M) scored goals for the Barrage. Goals scored for New Jersey were Walid Hajj (M), Adam Doneger (M), Graham Gill (M) and Urick.

New Jersey opened up the second half strong going on a three goal run, started by Urick, before it was broke by Matt Striebel (M) at 8:24. Mike Springer (A) scored his first of the night for the Barrage. Each team went goal for goal started by New Jersey’s Urick. Jesse Hubbard (A) scored with 22 second left in the third. The score at the end of the third was New Jersey 11, Philadelphia 9. New Jersey outscored Philadelphia again in the fourth 5-3, giving them a comfortable lead. New Jersey won 16-12 and officially knocked Philadelphia out of the playoffs. New Jersey ended their season 2-10 and the Barrage ended their season 4-8.

Philadelphia leaders were Boyle with six points (3G,3A), followed by Striebel with three points (2G,1A), Prossner with two points (2G), Shanahan with two points (2) and Michael Mollot with two points (1G,1A).

New Jersey leaders were Liam Banks with six points (3G,3A), Urick with five points (4G,1A), Doneger with three points (3G), Hubbard with three points (2G,1A) and Walid Hajj with two points (1G,1A).

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