Two days after the Cannons play their first PLL game, they return to Gillette Stadium and face the Waterdogs — last year’s expansion team — at 1 p.m. The Waterdogs went 1-3 in group play during the condensed 2020 season before losing to the Redwoods, 11-8, in the elimination round.
It’s the first-ever meeting between the two teams, and the game will begin the third day of Opening Weekend. The Cannons and Sean Quirk spent the last six months constructing their roster through the various drafts, while Waterdogs head coach Andy Copelan used a variety of acquisitions to patch up holes that sunk them to the bottom half of the league’s standings last year.
“I feel like every team in the league can say that they improved during the offseason,” Copelan said, “and now it's gonna be who gels the fastest and who plays the best.”