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Pro notes: Philly’s Moyer (Ridley), McGlone (Ridley), Christmas (L. Merion) earn honors

Monday, 14th July 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 7/14/08

Philadelphia Barrage defenseman Brett Moyer (Ridley) has been named the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Defensive Player of the Week.

Moyer helped the Barrage to a 16-11 victory over the New Jersey Pride on Thursday night, extending the two-time defending champion’s win streak to three straight games. In addition to recording three ground balls in the victory, the former Hofstra University defender held New Jersey Pride attackman Merrick Thomson without a point for the first time this season, snapping a nine-game goal-scoring streak.

Moyer has played in all nine games this year for the Barrage and ranks fifth on the team with 17 ground balls.

McGlone helps Dragons snap skid

Bill McGlone (Ridley) was named game MVP by scoring three goals and adding an assist to lead the host San Francisco Dragons to a 17-14 victory over the Chicago Machine Saturday night in MLL action.

It was the Dragons’ first win since an overtime victory against the Machine on June 14. They had lost four straight.

Since being traded to the Dragons three weeks ago, McGlone has scored six goals with three assists in three games.

Also for the Dragons – coached by former Philadelphia Barrage assistant Tom Slate (Springfield-Delco) – Xander Ritz (Radnor) had two goals,Steve Holmes (Germantown Academy) scored once, Todd Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco) had two assists and Mike Podgajny (Ridley) added one assist.

Ritz, a former Dragon and member of the Barrage who recently played for the Los Angeles Riptide, was reacquired two weeks ago.

Christmas fires in game-winner for Cannons
Attackman John Christmas (Lower Merion) earned MVP honors with his game-winning goal with just five seconds left on the game clock as the Boston Cannons defeated the Long Island Lizards, 13-12, in front of 9,178 fans at Harvard Stadium on Saturday night.

The Cannons (5-3) are tied with Rochester for second place in the Eastern Division, one-half game behind the Barrage. Christmas has 13 goals and 13 assists this year.

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