Cannons Roll to Third Consecutive Win

Cannons were looking to keep things rolling in PLL Week 5 against Chrome. Cannons were winners of two straight, coming off a 19-12 win over Atlas where four players scored hat tricks. Chrome was looking for some revenge, having dropped a tough 14-13 decision to Cannons in Week 3. Additionally, Chrome hasn’t won since the opening weekend of the PLL season. Cannons had their lowest offensive output of the season, scoring 12 goals. However, it was enough to double up Chrome 12-6, improving their record to 3-2. Chrome drops to 1-4 overall.

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Cannons show creativity in first half

It didn’t take long for Cannons to get on the scoreboard, as they were very creative on offense. Running a play akin to a flea flicker in football from behind the net, Matt Kavanagh opens the scoring. Villanova product Matt Campbell then made a nice spin move to find the back of the net for a 2-0 lead. Ryan Drenner and Chris Aslanian followed to make it 4-0. Chrome finally got on board with 11 seconds left in the first quarter, courtesy of Justin Anderson. But Chrome didn’t have a defensive answer to Cannons’ offense.

Cannons continued to get everyone involved on both sides of the offense. Marcus Holman scored 9 seconds into the second quarter. Penn University grad Sam Handley got one back for Chrome. But Asher Nolting and another goal from Drenner made it 7-2 at the half.

Handley is Chrome’s only bright spot

The 6′ 5″, 240-pound Handley opened the second half beating the one on one coverage and scoring from distance. Nolting scored his second less than 30 seconds later. Jackson Morrill tried to ignite a Chrome run, scoring at the 2:25 mark, but Cannons went on a three-goal run. Holman’s second, Kavanagh’s second, and Nolting’s hat trick goal made it 11-4. Handley netted his hat trick to cut the lead to six entering the fourth quarter. Nolting continued his dominance in the fourth, adding his fourth goal of the game. Handley assisted Jesse King to close the scoring at 12-6.

Gobbler’s Game Notes

As potent as the Cannons’ offense was, their defense was equally impressive, causing 10 Chrome turnovers in the game. By comparison, Chrome had just one CTO the entire game.

Connor Farrell went 16 of 18 on faceoffs for Chrome, and collected 15 Ground Balls to lead all players

Colin Kirst made 11 saves for Cannons; Sean Sconone turned aside 15 shots for Chrome

Chrome plays 1-4 Atlas in Week 7, while Cannons play 3-2 Redwoods

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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.