The Atlanta Blaze (4-6) defeated the Charlotte Hounds (6-5) tonight at MUSC Health Stadium, 16-10, led by Coca Cola Player of the Game Kevin Rice. Rice, earning his second Player of the Game honors of 2018, scored a team-high four goals. Christian Cuccinello and rookie Connor Kelly each pitched in with three goals apiece to help the Blaze snap a five-game losing streak. The duo each nabbed goals in the third quarter, including one after Mike Chanenchuk attempted to kickstart the Hounds with the only two-point goal of the game.
The Blaze's faceoff specialist
Joe Nardella controlled the majority of the game, winning 22-of-29 draws, for a .758 win percentage.
The matchup marked the first professional lacrosse game in Charleston, S.C. and it precedes the Major League Lacrosse Championship Game, which is set for August 18. To learn more about the Championship Game,
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