The Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night suffered their third loss, falling 14-6 to the Boston Cannons in front of 10,386 fans at Harvard Stadium.
Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil was named Player of the Game following a six-point performance (3 goals, 3 assists). Meanwhile, the Hounds were led by Josh Hawkins and John Haus, who each had two goals.
The first quarter was a defensive battle, as more than seven minutes of play went scoreless before Jack Rice got the Cannons on the board with a shot over Adam Ghitelman’s left shoulder. Owen Blye – who was acquired by the Cannons from the Hounds in an offseason trade – made it a 2-0 lead for the home team seconds later. With less than a minute to play in the quarter, Haus was able to spin around his defender and get a shot off to cut the lead back down to one.
But the Cannons responded, as Rabil found Will Manny, who squeezed a shot past Ghitelman for a 3-1 advantage to end the first.
The Cannons run continued into the second, as Rabil got a low, farside shot off to give the team a three-goal lead. Manny and Ryan Boyle each added a goal before Joe Cummings found the corner of the net over Jordan Burke’s right shoulder to make it a 6-2 game.
Ghitelman finished with 12 saves on 25 shots in his season debut.
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