Columbus, Ohio – The Boston Cannons impressive fourth quarter comeback against the Ohio Machine fell just short as the team couldn’t hold onto their momentum in a nail-biting 13-12 overtime loss in Ohio.
Will Manny and Max Seibald led the Cannons with three points each on the night. Davey Emala, Kevin Buchanan and Scott Bieda all had two points.
The defensive performance by the Cannons was strong as goalie Tyler Fiorito seems to be getting hot at the right time for the team and had many key saves keeping the Cannons in the game. Fiorito had 13 saves on 26 shots in the game.
Opposing goaltender, Kyle Bernlohr had a very impressive night of his own. Bernlohr made 10 saves on 21 shots on goal. The shot on goal total was a difference maker in the game tonight.
For the Machine, Peter Baum and Tom Schreiber led the way with four points on the night. Mark Cockerton, Marcus Holman and Jake Bernhardt contributed three points for the Machine.
The Cannons controlled the ground ball and faceoff battle. Cannons faceoff man Joe Nardella was 15-28 at the faceoff x. For the Machine, newly drafted Kevin Reisman out of Limestone College finished the night 12-26 at the x. The team total for groundballs was 44 to 40 in favor of the Cannons.
The Cannons tough luck continues but the season still has a lot to offer in a very close middle of the pack as the team enters the second half of the season. Their next game will be on the road against the Denver Outlaws.
PLAYERS OF NOTE
-Will Manny and Max Seibald finished with three points each
-Will Manny scored his 200th career point
-Scott Bieda, Kevin Buchanan and Davey Emala had two points on the night
-Tom Schreiber and Peter Baum led the way for the Machine with four points
-Tyler Fiorito made 13 saves on 26 shots on goal and made some crucial saves down the stretch
QUOTES OF THE GAME
“The guys battles throughout the game, especially in the 4th quarter after being down by 5, we battled even more. Unfortunately, we came up short in overtime. The team showed a lot of heart during the stretch.” – Head Coach Sean Quirk
-Cannons face the Machine again after next week’s game against the Outlaws
-Sergio Perkovic and Mitch Belisle still have not made their season debuts