MLL News and Notes: Week 2
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5/3/12 2:09 PM
MLL News and Notes: Week 2 (PDF Format)
MLL Award Winners
Offensive Player of the Week
Jeremy Sieverts, Denver Outlaws
Sieverts, who was honored as the MLL Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career, scored four goals, including a pair of two-point markers, with an assist as the Outlaws opened the 2012 season with a 21-12 victory over the Charlotte Hounds. Sieverts became the eighth player in Denver history to score a pair of two-point goals in the same game as the Outlaws matched a team record with four two-point goals.
Defensive Player of the Week
Jordan Burke, Boston Cannons
Honored as the MLL Defensive Player of the Week for the fourth time in his career, Burke anchored a Boston defense that allowed just three goals in the Cannons’ 15-3 victory over the Rochester Rattlers at Harvard Stadium. After allowing two goals in the first 58 seconds, Burke allowed just one goals while making 17 saves as the Cannons set an MLL record for the fewest goals allowed in a game.
Last Week’s Game Recaps
@ BOSTON 15, ROCHESTER 3: Led by 17 saves from goalkeeper Jordan Burke, the defending MLL champion Boston Cannons set a Major League Lacrosse record by allowing just three goals in a 15-3 victory over the Rochester Rattlers at Harvard Stadium in the season opener for both teams. The Cannons allowed two quick goals by the Rattlers in the opening 58 seconds of the first quarter before going on a 15-1 run. Making his Major League Lacrosse debut, attackman Jake Beebe scored four goals while midfielder Paul Rabil contributed three goals with five assists.
DENVER 21, @ CHARLOTTE 12: Attackman Jeremy Sieverts scored four goals, including a pair of two-point goals, and added an assist as the Denver Outlaws spoiled the Charlotte Hounds’ Major League Lacrosse debut by earning a 21-12 victory at American Legion Memorial Stadium. The Outlaws tied a team record by scoring four two-point goals while Sieverts became the eighth player in Outlaws history to score a pair of two-point goals in a game. Midfielder Peet Poillon contributed four goals, including a two-point marker, with two assists for the Outlaws. Midfielder Stephen Berger led the Hounds in a losing effort by scoring four goals with two assists.
CHESAPEAKE 13, @ LONG ISLAND 11: Midfielder Ben Hunt scored three goals, including a two-point marker, as the Chesapeake Bayhawks held off the Long Island Lizards to earn a 13-11 victory in the season opener for both teams at Shuart Stadium. The Bayhawks overcame an early 3-0 deficit by scoring seven consecutive goals, including a pair of two-point markers, to take a 9-3 lead they did not relinquish. While Hunt led the Bayhawks with his four-point effort, midfielders Steven Brooks and Michael Kimmel each scored twice. Midfielder Brian Langtry scored four goals to lead Long Island in a losing effort.
MLL News and Notes
THREE’S COMPANY: The Boston Cannons set a Major League Lacrosse record in the season opener on Saturday night by allowing just three goals in a 15-3 victory over the Rochester Rattlers. After allowing two goals in the first 58 seconds of the game, the Cannons limited Rochester to just one goal in the final 59 minutes. Prior to Saturday night, the fewest goals allowed in an MLL game was five goals, which had occurred five times.
CONNECT FOUR: After scoring just six two-point goals last year, the Denver Outlaws exploded for four two-point goals in the season opener against the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night. The Outlaws tied a team single-game record with their four two-point goals and missed the MLL single-game record by just one two-point marker. Attackman Jeremy Sieverts tallied two of the four two-point goals, becoming the eighth player in Denver history to score on a two-point goal twice in the same game.
BLACKJACK: The Denver Outlaws tallied 21 points in a season-opening 21-12 victory over the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night at American Legion Memorial Stadium. The Outlaws, which ranked third in the MLL last year with 150 goals, became the first team to score 20 or more points in a season opener since 2008 when Denver earned a 22-12 home victory over Los Angeles.
DEUCES: Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kyle Dixon tied the Major League Lacrosse career record by connecting on his 33rd career two-point goal in the Bayhawks’ 13-11 victory over Long Island on Saturday night. Dixon, who was tied for third in the MLL last year with four two-point goals, is now tied with former Bridgeport Barrage midfielder Roy Colsey for the all-time record.
FOUR SCORE: Boston Cannons attackman Jake Beebe had an impressive MLL debut in the Cannons’ 15-3 victory over Rochester last Saturday by scoring four goals. He was one of two Boston players to score four goals in Saturday’s victory as Ari Sussman also scored four goals. Beebe and Sussman were two of six players who scored four goals last week.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: The Hamilton Nationals and the Ohio Machine will open their 2012 seasons this week with road games. The Nationals will make the trip to Denver while Ohio will make its MLL debut by traveling to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium to face the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday night.