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Cannons thwart Rattlers thanks to dominant first half

Boston’s offense blasted the Rattlers early and never looked back as they cruised to a 16-10 victory over the Dallas Rattlers.

Cannons Defeat Rattlers 16-10

Boston Cannons at Dallas Rattlers

Boston’s offense blasted the Rattlers right away and never looked back. The Cannons went up 7-0 in the first quarter and it looked like they would blow the Rattlers away. They added two more goals in the second quarter including a nifty behind-the-back goal from Kyle Jackson, but the Rattlers put together a three-goal run at the end of the half to make it 9-3.

The Rattlers would get another three goals quickly in the third to make a game of it, but their comeback effort was ultimately stifled when the Cannons scored five of the next six goals. The teams would trade a few goals in the fourth, but the Cannons ultimately road the lead out to a 16-10 victory.

Will Sands set the Cannons’ offense in motion with a career-high six assists and Kyle Jackson lead the scoring with four goals. Mark Cockerton (2G) had a quieter second game than his six-goal performance last week, but that was due in large part to him drawing the Rattlers’ best defenders.

Despite getting off to a slow start, Dallas showed some fight at the end. A few of the lone bright spots for the Rattlers were the first career goals of rookies Jack Curran (3G) and Jake Seau (1G).

The Rattlers (0-2) will look to get their first win in two weeks when they visit the Atlanta Blaze at 8PM ET on June 21. The Cannons (2-0), will look to remain undefeated as they host the New York Lizards at 5PM ET on June 22.

Boston Cannons 16, Dallas Rattlers 10

Hutton Jackson is a professional video editor, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and editor-in-chief of Lacrosse Playground. He is also an Emmy-winning associate producer with two major sports networks and oversees Lacrosse Playground's video content as the head coordinating producer. Hutton played four years of college lacrosse at DeSales University where his highest lacrosse accolade was being named to Inside Lacrosse's 2014 All-Name Team with current pros Challen Rogers, Deemer Class and Larken Kemp, an honor that didn't require stepping on the field. When he's not writing on lacrosse, he can usually be found diving around the crease in your local men's league and ranting about Baltimore and D.C. professional sports.

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