Boston Cannons win MLL championship

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  August 28, 2011 04:59 PM

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The Boston Cannons today won the championship of Major League Lacrosse, defeating the Hamilton Nationals, 10-9, in the final game played in Annapolis, Md.

Boston's Matt Poskay scored three goals in the first half as the Cannons took a 6-3 lead into halftime. The Nationals would come back, but midfielder Kevin Buchanan scored the eventual game-winning goal to put the Cannons up 10-8 with 3:30 remaining.

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The Cannons won their first title in their ninth postseason appearance in 11 seasons. Goaltender Jordan Burke -- who had 24 saves in two games this weekend, was named the tournament MVP.

Eleven Cannons players scored as Boston defeated the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 14-13, in Saturday's semifinal.

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