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Rabil matches Grant in Lizards win

June 2, 2018

ATLANTA (June 2, 2018) – The New York Lizards used an eight-goal run in the second half to fuel a 20-17 win over the Atlanta Blaze on Saturday night, improving to 3-3 on the season. 

Paul Rabil scored two goals in the game, tying John Grant Jr. for the most points in league history with 541. 

Trailing 14-10 midway through the third quarter, the Lizards rattled off eight straight goals, including two from rookie Joel Tinney in his MLL debut. 

The win gave the Lizards a split of their season series with the Blaze. 

- Will Manny had a team-high seven points (5 goals, 2 assists), matching his season high in Week 1 vs. Denver. 
- In his pro debut, first-round pick Joel Tinney had two goals and an assist. 
- Drew Adams made 19 saves on 36 shots on goal. 
- Second-overall pick in the Collegiate Draft Connor Kelly scored two goals in his MLL debut. 
- Kevin Rice had a team-high six points (3 goals, 3 assists).