Great start to the MLL weekend. We saw Denver and Chesapeake maintain the status quo, while New York sent a message with a big win.
Denver 21 – Rochester 16
What an offensive explosion from the Outlaws. Chris Bocklet led the charge with five goals, while Will Mangan, Jeremy Sieverts and Terry Kimener each had a hat trick. A big reason why they could score so much? Anthony Kelly dominated at the faceoff X. The FOGO went 19-29 and even added a score.
On the Charlotte side, Matt Danowski was the star. He tallied seven points for the Hounds (5 G, 2 A). Still, though, the rest of his team couldn't pick him up. Mark Manos struggled in net. He managed to save on 15 of the 35 shots on net.
Chesapeake 17 – Rochester 14
The champs got off on the right foot and they did it with defense down the stretch. After Rochester scored four straight at the end of the third quarter, Chesapeake came back to shut the Rattlers out in the fourth.
On the other side, the four goal run by Rochester was fantastic, yet in the fourth, the momentum died. This team needs to find a way to keep that momentum going if it wants to have success against the top teams like the Bayhawks
New York 14 – Boston 11
The Lizards started off the 2013 season with a huge win. What a game by Tommy Palasek. The second year man out of Syracuse had a hat trick (in the first half, mind you) and tacked on two assists. Another special shoutout to Greg Gurenlian. He went 20-27 at the faceoff X and completely stifled Boston.
Paul Rabil did what he could for the Cannons. He tallied four scores and Ari Sussman threw in three more, but it wasn't enough production from the resto of the team. Ryan Boyle had a chance at the MLL point record, but failed to reach the mark. He remains two points away from Casey Powell on the list.