Cannons Comeback Against Waterdogs Salvages Split

The Philadelphia Waterdogs entered Week 5 of PLL action looking to keep things rolling after getting their first win the previous week against the Carolina Chaos. The Waterdogs set the tone early against the Boston Cannons with three straight goals. Michael Sowers beating the one on one matchups to make back-to-back goals. Kieran McArdle creating space and shooting lasers at the net. The Waterdogs would take a 7-5 lead after the first half, with Sowers and McArdle each recording a hat trick in the first 24 minutes of play. Another bright spot for Philly was rookie face-off specialist Alec Stathakis, who won 13 of 24 draws and collected 8 Ground Balls on the day.

Cannons Don’t Know When To Quit

Marcus Holman would get things going for the Cannons in the second half by creating space to unload a two-point goal to tie things up at 7-7. Philly would score three straight goals, again looking to be in the driver seat of this game by pulling away with the lead. However, Boston would come back in a huge way with the Cannons outscoring the Waterdogs 5-0 in the fourth quarter to win the game by a score of 14-10. Holman and Matt Kavanagh both had a two-point goal and two one-point goals on the day. Rookie Alexander Vardaro also added two goals, as did Connor Kirst. The win salvaged a split for the Cannons on their Homecoming Weekend.

The Aftermath

The Cannons are playing red hot lacrosse right now, winning 4 out of their last 5 games and sitting at 4-2 heading into the All-Star break. Immediately after the break they gear up for a pivotal showdown against the 5-1 New York Atlas for first place in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Waterdogs need to find a way to right the ship and get out of the Eastern Conference basement. Going to the All-Star break at 1-4 was not what they had planned – they’ll have to go back to the drawing board and figure out how to close out games. In Week 6, the Waterdogs will face a Denver Outlaws team that’s in a similar situation of needing to find consistency.

Pat Bernard
Pat Bernard

Pat Bernard has four years of podcasting. His first year with the Pattison Ave Phantics and four years running Devereaux Sports. Now currently, both Devereaux Sports and Edge of Sports. Pat is a  for 6 Philly sports fan.  Flyers, Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, Wings, and Union. The Gobbler is a former pro wrestler and ACPW Hall of Famer! He is originally out of Ambler from Northeast Philly (by the Tacony Bridge).  Pat is a credentialed Philadelphia Wings Beat Reported under Edge of Philly Sports.