Carpe Diem with Cannons Head Coach Bill Daye

CANNONS GAME #2 — Saturday,May 22 @ 7PM vs. Chicago Machine at Harvard Stadium

Early morning once again in the Daye household as my 20 month old decided to get dad up at 4:45. What else does one do when up so early? Study some more film, finalize the scouting report and get ready for our 10:00 team meeting before our walk through…….plus have a few cups of coffee! Another big one today…… honestly though, every game in the MLL is a big one! Each team in this league is stacked with talent, there’s no such thing as a “soft” game so to speak. The key to success is having the right chemistry in place so you can compete in all 12 games. If as a team you can accomplish this then you have a chance to get some W’s and make a run at this thing; the team that usually figures this out the quickest is the one who has success. Chicago is in town tonight, two good friends are on the opposite sideline; BJ O’Hara formerly of the Rochester Rattlers and Ted Garber a former Cannon’s assistant coach. Two very respective coaches in the game, so I’m sure Chicago will be very well prepared to face off against us tonight. For us, it’s simple….we need to build on last week’s victory and continue sharing the rock and getting everyone involved on the offensive end of the field. It’s nice that we have #99 back in the line up as I’m sure Rabes is excited to be back out on the field after 6-7 months of playing indoor. With the success we had last week with nine players on the scoreboard, Paul is another threat Chicago has to prepare for (and a big one at that!). Defensively our veteran presence needs to step up tonight and control that end of the field. Chicago is loaded on the offensive end; Kevin Leveille, Mike Leveiile, Chazz Woodson, Matt Striebel, Terry Kimener, Bill McGlone, Chris Rotelli, Brett Garber. All players who are dangerous and can find the back of the net when given the opportunity. When you play against an offensive unit like this, TEAM defense is huge. Lots of communication and making sure we are helping each other will be a very important piece to the puzzle. It should be a great game tonight so if you haven’t gotten your tix yet you can call the office (617.746.9933) or walk up and purchase them at our ticket office at Harvard. Hope to see you there, it’s going to be a great night and we would love to have 10,000 loud screaming Cannon’s fans!!

Big weekend of college lacrosse, best match up of the weekend is today at 2:30…..Carolina vs. Duke….what else can you ask for? Brad Ross and I have a dinner bet on the game. Should be a good one, winner advances to the semifinals in Baltimore next weekend. GO HEELS!

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