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Barrage’s Cassese (Lehigh coach) returns for key MLL game

Saturday, 2nd August 2008

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 8/2/08

Midfielder Kevin Cassese – the Lehigh head coach who has been spending the summer on a recruiting trail – will make his return to the field as a player tonight (7:00) for the Barrage when they play a key Major League Lacrosse (MLL) game against the Boston Cannons at Harvard Stadium.

Cassese will play for the first time since early June after being limited to just two games this season due to his responsibilities as head coach of the Mountain Hawks.

Cassese was traded to Philadelphia in June 2007 and helped lead the Barrage to a second consecutive MLL title last August. With two games remaining in the regular season, Philadelphia is tied with Boston for second place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-4 record. Rochester is in first at 8-3 after Friday’s 17-13 victory over Long Island.

Cassese, a former Duke assistant, led the Mountain Hawks to a 6-9 record in his first season as head coach.

Tonight’s game has been selected as the ESPN2 game of the week, and will air on the network Tuesday August 5, at 3:00 p.m.

Philadelphia’s three-game winning streak came to a halt last week in a 13-9 loss to the Los Angeles Riptide 13-9 at the Home Depot Center. Attackman Peter Trombino led the Barrage with four goals.



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