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Hounds winless on road after N.Y. loss

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    Charlotte Hounds John Haus, from left, Ryan Young and Mike Sawyer celebrate a goal against the New York Lizards in Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse game at Shuart Stadium in Uniondale, N.Y.
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    John Haus led the Charlotte Hounds Saturday with three goals and an assist.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. The Charlotte Hounds remain winless on the road after dropping a 14-12 decision to the New York Lizards on Saturday night.

The Lizards’ Rob Pannell had six goals, while the Hounds were led by John Haus with three goals and an assist.

The Hounds opened the game with two straight goals, as Mike Sawyer (Charlotte Catholic) found Ryan Young on the doorstep and three minutes later Haus dished to Tom DeNapoli for an early 2-0 advantage.

Sawyer scored his first goal of the night 3:18 into the second quarter.

Sawyer tallied his second of the night near the end of the third to pull the Hounds within one. The teams then traded goals – included the fifth of the night for Pannell and second for Haus – to make it a 10-9 game going into the final quarter.

The Lizards scored four straight at the start of the fourth to pull ahead 14-9 with 6 minutes, 37 seconds left to play. The Hounds tallied the game’s final three goals to finish 14-12. Ghitelman finished the night with 13 saves on 25 shots, while Drew Adams had 15 saves on 25 shots.

The Hounds (3-5) face the Boston Cannons on Saturday at American Legion Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. The Hounds lost their first matchup with the Cannons 14-6 in Week 4.

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