Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/4/08
Last week, Barrage veteran Brian Dougherty was named the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Goalie of the Week for his 15-save effort in Philadelphia’s 14-13 win over Washington.
On Thursday the Episcopal Academy graduate posted almost twice as many saves – 28 – to help the Barrage defeat the host Boston Cannons, 16-14, at Harvard’s Cambrdge Stadium.
The victory was the third in four games for the Barrage (5-3).
Dougherty was named Game MVP and continued to make everyone who didn’t vote for him as an MLL All-Star wonder how they could keep him off the roster.
While Dougherty led the Philadelphia defense, Roy Colsey was sparking the Barrage offense. Returning to the lineup after a two-game absence, the former Syracuse University midfielder scored three goals with two assists while three other players added a hat trick.
Matt Alrich, who is enjoying a career year for the Cannons, led Boston with three goals and three assists in a lohing effort. John Christmas (Lower Merion) added two goals and an assist. The loss snapped Boston’s three-game winning streak.
The Barrage led by 12-6 at the intermission and earned the victory despite being outshot by a commanding 68-36 margin. Seth Goldberg had three goals, including a two-pointer for Philadelphia. All-Star midfielder Matt Striebel and Ryan Boyle each had three goals and an assist, while Justin Smith added two goals.