June 18, 2011

Mundorf's Monster Game Keeps Denver in First

from press release

The Outlaws improved to 4-1 with a 15-7 victory over Hamilton on Saturday, a game in which Brendan Mundorf had four goals and four assists.

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada -- Attackman Brendan Mundorf scored four goals, including three in the first half, and added four assists as the Denver Outlaws jumped out to a commanding lead en route to a 15-7 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Hamilton Nationals at Robert Joyce Stadium on Saturday evening.

With a 4-1 record, the Outlaws remain in a tie for first place in the MLL standings with Boston, which edged Rochester by a 16-14 margin on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Nationals dropped to 1-3 on the season.

After attackman Cody Jamieson gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the game, the Outlaws took a commanding 9-1 lead by scoring nine straight goals over a 19-minute span. Mundorf scored two goals with three assists during the run while rookie attackman Billy Bitter scored three goals.

With 7:09 remaining in the first half, midfielder Joe Walters ended the Nationals' scoring drought by converting a pass from rookie midfielder Jeremy Thompson. Mundorf scored his third goal of the game with 5:25 remaining to give Denver a 10-2 lead before the teams traded goals to end the first half.

After a slow start to the second half, midfielder Bill McGlone extended the Outlaws' cushion to 12-3 with a goal off a feed from midfielder Brian Langtry with 9:36 remaining in the third quarter. But, the Nationals used a pair Jamieson markers to cut the deficit to 12-5.

Led by a goal and an assist from Mundorf, the Outlaws scored three straight goals to take a 15-5 advantage with 7:26 left in the fourth quarter.

With 1:38 remaining, rookie midfielder David Earl scored the first goal of his MLL career, a two-point marker off an assist from Walters. However, the Nationals were unable to get any closer.

While Mundorf led the Outlaws with eight points en route to Bud Light Player of the Game honors, attackman Drew Westervelt added two goals with three assists. Bitter contributed a "hat trick" with three goals along with an assist as the Outlaws outshot Hamilton by a 42-29 margin.

Jamieson led the Nationals with three goals while Walters added a goal with two assists.

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