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July 31, 2016 — Long Island 13, Boston 8

FULL TIME That’s all for now; thank you for tuning in

FULL TIME Boston made a late push, but the Sound had too much talent in its lineup. The late leg injury to Cannizzaro cannot have helped

FULL TIME The Sound won its championship through determination and defense. The Long Island defenders were an extension of goalie Devon Wills, who won league MVP

FULL TIME At the final horn, Long Island wins the inaugural UWLX title 13-8

69:12 LI GOAL Alyssa Leonard with the final dagger;  Sound lead 13-8

64:30 LI GOAL Taryn Van Thof scores through a screen and the Sound lead 12-8

63:00 LI GOAL Just like that, Becca Block off the draw! Sound now back up 11-8

62:00 LI GOAL Dowd, cool as you like, puts it in near-post, and Long Island leads 10-8

59:20 BOS GOAL Treanor spins and scores! The Storm is now surging to within 9-8

57:20 BOS GOAL Lauren Kahn with the fake and score! Boston pulls to within 9-7

56:38 Cannizzaro is down and hurt for Boston; this is hurtful for the Storm, who have only one outfield sub now

55:27 McPartland is down injured for Long Island

53:45 BOS GOAL Igoe with the forehand on the right side; Sound still lead 9-6

50:39 LI GOAL Fratzke shoots through a screen! Sound up 9-5

45:00 Boston’s Cannizzaro and Kempney try their luck on Wills and she stones them!

40:50 LI GOAL Dowd cuts through the fan and sticks a behind-the-back shot! Sound lead 8-5 on the EWO

39:38 BOS YELLOW Cannizzaro with a two-minute yellow for a check to the head

36:53 LI GOAL Just as the possession clock expired, Kelly McPartland scores! That has to be a mental backbreaker! 7-5 Sound lead

35:00 The second half is under way

HALFTIME The momentum was seized by Long Island in the final five minutes of the first half. In the summer heat, and with only two outfield subs, I cannot see the Storm coming back

HALFTIME The siren goes with the Sound leading 6-5

34:53 LI GOAL Katie Rowan dunks it over the goalie; Long Island now leads 6-5

34:30 LI GOAL Scott ties it off the set play; it is now 5-5

34:08 Timeout, Long Island

30:09 LI GOAL Lindsay Scott responds; deficit is one

28:40 BOS GOAL Kara Cannizzaro with the shot to give Boston a 5-3 lead

26:00 LI GOAL Speaking of defenders, Alice Mercer comes in late and puts it in! Sound trail 4-3

25:40 BOS FP And Flury’s pass out is contested and knocked down; that’s how quick the defenders are in the league

25:00 BOS FP Cannizzaro passes this time to Ali Flury who is checked

24:00 BOS FP Kara Cannizzaro rushes the crease from top dead center; she is pushed into the crease and we’ll rerack

16:50 BOS GOAL Kristin Igoe scores from the right side; Storm up 4-2

12:40 BOS GOAL Treanor with a behind-the-back effort! Storm up 3-2

11:00 BOS GOAL Kayla Treanor wrists it in from tha arc: game tied 2-2

7:28 LI GOAL Katrina Dowd sprints in on an arcing run and pegs it; Sound up 2-1

4:25 BOS GOAL Kayla Treanor with a long shot that evades Wills; Game tied 1-1

1:30 LI GOAL Hillary Fratzke with the knockdown of a Liz Hogan outlet; sticks with it and makes her pay! 1-0 Sound

0:00 The game is on; we’ll play 35-minute halves

PREGAME Boston is in the all-red kit with white numbers and blue trim; Long Island is in blue kilts with white tops

PREGAME The teams are warming up under sunny skies, temperatures around 88 degrees

PREGAME But if you take a page from men’s pro lacrosse, you’ll notice that there are times when an unheralded player will step up and make a big-time effort. Might that come from someone like the Storm’s Kelsey Sheridan? Or perhaps the Sound’s Lindsay Scott?

PREGAME You might notice, too, that the two best goalies in the national team pool are in the final; Devon Wills of Long Island and Liz Hogan of Boston

PREGAME I think this final is going to be all about matchups and who is assigned to shut off specific players. The close defenders are going to be counted on as extensions of the two goalies

PREGAME Both finalists have come through their own sets of tribulations to get here. Long Island has already been on the field for 54 minutes in the last 19 hours, and Boston, after waiting out last night’s rain, had to get up early for a 9 a.m. semifinal

PREGAME Back now at Homewood Field for the UWLX final between the Boston Storm and the Long Island Sound

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