Holman And Nolting Come Up Big In Cannons First Win

The Cannons (1-2) were still looking for their first win of the 2023 season facing Chrome (1-2) in Premier Lacrosse League action.

The goalie match-up had Colin Kirst in net for the Cannons facing Sean Sconone of Chrome.

The Cannons got off to a lightning quick start getting out to a 5-1 lead.  Chrome kept fighting to bring the game within one goal in each quarter.  Early in the fourth quarter, Chrome took their first lead of the night on a goal by Mike Messenger (3g,0a).  The Cannons fought back with a goal from Asher Nolting (3g,2a), and the game winner with just 1:45 remaining from Matt Kavanagh.  The Cannons win 14-13.

To The Game:

The Cannons got off to a fast start with Marcus Holman converting a Matt Campbell pass at 0:29 seconds, followed by Jeff Trainor firing a laser at 1:22.

Chrome got on the board when Logan Wisnauskas beat Kirst at 3:44, but Jonathan Donville answered back for the Cannons at 4:55.  Chris Aslanian added a 2 point goal on the power-play off a Marcus Holman feed at 5:37, followed by Asher Nolting scoring at 6:35.

Chrome made a push at the end of the quarter scoring thrice.  Ryan Terefenko converted an Alexander Smith feed at 7:47, followed by Jordan MacIntosh finishing off a Logan Wisnauskas pass at 10:29.  Mike Messenger scored with just 0:25 seconds left to bring the game within one goal.

After one quarter, Cannons 5 Chrome 4.

Second Quarter:

Justin Anderson tied the game scoring at 2:14, but Marcus Holman converted a Stephen Kelly pass to regain the lead for the Cannons.

Jordan MacIntosh tied the game once again scoring from the top of the crease off a Justin Anderson pass at 4:35, but Asher Nolting scored his second of the night diving across the crease to give the Cannons the lead once more at 9:55.

Logan Wisnauskas tied the game again but a late goal by Matt Kavanagh had the Cannons head to halftime up by one goal.

At the half, Cannons 8 Chrome 7.

Third Quarter:

Marcus Holman opened up the third quarter scoring converting a Ryan Drenner pass at 1:53, followed by Matt Campbell increasing the Cannons lead to three at 2:56.

Mike Messenger’s second followed by Logan Wisnauskas’ third for Chrome just 0:34 seconds apart brought this back to a one goal game with 8:00 to go in the third.  Dylan Molloy added a goal at 10:08 to tie the game.

Marcus Holman converted a Matt Campbell feed at 11:07, followed by Ryan Drenner scoring 11:57 to give the Cannons a two goal lead.

Chrome won the faceoff and threw a prayer from midfield that found the net with 0:00.5 Seconds left in the quarter.  On review it was deemed the ball was tipped for only a one point goal.  Dylan Molloy was credited with the goal.

After three quarters, Cannons 12 Chrome 11.

Fourth Quarter:

Mike Messenger opened the fourth quarter tying the game once again at 1:20, followed by Jackson Morrill giving Chrome their first lead of the night with a bounce shot from the front of the net at 3:20. 

Asher Nolting tied the game for the Cannons at 5:13, followed by Matt Kavanagh scoring off an Asher Nolting feed at 10:15.

Final score, Cannons 14 Chrome 13.

The Three Stars:

1.  Marcus Holman
2. Asher Nolting
3. Logan Wisnauska
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Game Stats:

  • Shots on goal favored Chrome 27-18.
  • The faceoff battle went to Chrome 21-8.
  • The ground ball battle also was won by Chrome 27-22.
  • Chrome went 1 for 4 on the power-play, while the Cannons went 0 for 2.

Top Scorers:

Chrome:

  • Logan Wisnauskas 3g, 1a
  • Mike Messenger 3g, 0a
  • Dylan Molloy 2g, 0a

Cannons:

  • Marcus Holman 4g, 1a
  • Asher Nolting 3g, 2a
  • Matt Campbell 1g, 2a

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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

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