June 13, 2009

Outlaws Share Wealth in Blowout of Lizards

from press release

DENVER -- Two of the best teams in the MLL faced each other Saturday in Colorado at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The Denver Outlaws (4-1) dominated the Long Island Lizards (3-2) in a rough and physical battle to tie the Toronto Nationals for the best team in the league. The game was filled with big hits, big goals and 15 penalties. The home team outshot the Lizards 26-17 while ten different Outlaws scored goals.

The Outlaws came out excited and ready for the Lizards and it showed in their play. Denver outscored Long Island 6-2 in the first. Sean Lindsay (Syracuse) started the scoring early (1:47) and a total of five different Outlaws scored goals in the first. Max Seibald (Cornell), a recent choice for the 40-man U.S. National team for 2010, scored his second two-point goal of the season (7:31) while on the power play, and also came up with an assist on a goal from Matt Brown (Denver) a minute earlier (6:18).The second quarter was very low scoring. Both teams combined for four goals. Brendan Mundorf (UMBC) and Matt Bocklet (Johns Hopkins) both scored their second goals of the game (2:57) and (6:51). The rest of the quarter led to some good defensive work from both teams and some intense hitting. During the first half, the Outlaws outshot the Lizards 13-8 and ended the half leading the game 8-4. 

Mundorf, the leading scorer for the Outlaws, scored his third of the game (2:26). The Lizards pulled their goalie Brian Dougherty (Maryland), after allowing five unanswered goals in the third. After six Denver goals, Long Island had two shorthanded goals from the in the last nine seconds of the quarter.

The Lizards came out hungry for some goals in the fourth. After scoring two shorthanded goals in the previous quarter, Long Island opened up the quarter with two power play goals. The game ended with a bench clearing brawl and a final score of 16-9.

The Bud Light MVP tonight was Mundorf, who scored three goals and two assists for a total of five points. Outlaws Goaltender Jessie Schwartzman (Johns Hopkins) made eight saves on 17 shots to help his team to victory. Lou Braun (Johns Hopkins)was 13-28 on faceoffs.    

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