By MLL Statistics and Information | 7/12/12 1:00 PM
Offensive Player of the Week
Matt Danowski, Charlotte Hounds
Danowski led the Hounds to a 13-12 come-from-behind victory over the MLL-leading Chesapeake Bayhawks at American Legion Memorial Stadium. With the Hounds trailing by a 12-9 margin, Danowski scored the game’s final three goals, including a two-point marker with 22 seconds remaining, as Charlotte snapped Chesapeake’s five-game win streak. Danowski, who scored four goals, including a two-point marker, with an assist in the win, ranks second in the MLL with 34 points this season.
Defensive Player of the Week
John Galloway, Rochester Rattlers
Galloway led a Rochester defense that helped the Rattlers earn a weekend sweep of the Long Island Lizards. He made 33 saves, including a career-high 21 saves in the Rattlers’ 13-8 win on Friday, while allowed 21 goals in the two victories. Galloway, who has played in eight games for the Rattlers this season, ranks fifth in the MLL with a 13.56 goals against average while stopping 52.2 per cent of the shots he has faced. He is also tied for fourth in the MLL with 108 saves.
Cascade Rookie of the Week
Chris Bocklet, Denver Outlaws
Honored as the Cascade MLL Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, Bocklet scored a season-high four goals with an assist as the Outlaws improved to 6-3 this season with a 17-13 victory over the Ohio Machine. Honored as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game for the first time in his career, Bocklet scored three of his goals in the second half as the Outlaws held off the Machine to earn the victory. Bocklet has scored seven goals with two assists in two games this season.
@ DENVER 17, OHIO 13: Led by a season-high four goals from rookie attackman Chris Bocklet, the Denver Outlaws used a strong start to earn a 17-13 victory over the Ohio Machine in front of an MLL-record 30,128 fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Bocklet, who earned Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors for the first time in his MLL career, scored three of his goals in the second half to help the Outlaws hold off the Machine. The Outlaws, who improved to 6-3 this season, used a game-opening 10-1 run to defeat the Machine. While Bocklet recorded his second “hat trick” of the season, midfielder Peet Poillon contributed three goals with an assist along with a goal and two assists from Colin Briggs. Attackman Jim Connolly led Ohio with a season-high five goals while rookie Steele Stanwick had a goal with a season-high five assists.
@ ROCHESTER 13, LONG ISLAND 8: Goalkeeper John Galloway made a career-high 21 saves, including nine in the third quarter, as the Rochester Rattlers earned a 13-8 victory over the Long Island Lizards in the front game of a home-and-home series at Sahlen’s Stadium. Galloway, who was named as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game for the second time in his MLL career, led a Rochester defense that matched a season low by allowing just eight points while snapping the Lizards’ five-game win streak. Midfielder Jordan MacIntosh contributed a game-high four goals for the Rattlers while attackman Ned Crotty had two goals with an assist. Attackman Max Seibald led Long Island in a losing effort with three goals and an assist.
@ CHARLOTTE 13, CHESAPEAKE 12: Attackman Matt Danowski scored three of his game-high four goals in the fourth quarter as the Charlotte Hounds overcame a three-point deficit to earn a 13-12 victory over the MLL-leading Chesapeake Bayhawks at American Legion Memorial Stadium. Danowski, who earned Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors, scored the game’s final three goals, including a two-point marker with 22 seconds left, as the Hounds overcame a 12-9 deficit to snap the Bayhawks’ five-game win streak. While Danowski led the Hounds with his game-high six-point effort, midfielder Justin Turri contributed two goals with an assist for the Hounds. The Bayhawks were led by attackman John Grant, Jr. and midfielder Michael Kimmel, who each scored two goals, including a two-point marker.
ROCHESTER 17, @ LONG ISLAND 15: Midfielder Steven Boyle scored three goals and added two assists as the Rochester Rattlers earned their second win in two days with a 17-15 victory over the Long Island Lizards at Shuart Stadium. After edging Long Island by a 13-8 margin just 24 hours earlier, the Rattlers extended their win streak to three straight games with the victory. While Boyle earned Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors with a five-point performance, midfielder Jordan MacIntosh contributed three goals for the Rattlers, who were outshot by a 45-42 margin. Midfielder Stephen Peyser led the Lizards with three goals, including a pair of two-point markers, while rookies Tommy Palasek and Matt Gibson each contributed two goals and an assist.
BOSTON 15, @ HAMILTON 13: Attackman Ari Sussman scored five goals and added an assist as the defending MLL champion Boston Cannons rallied to defeat the Hamilton Nationals by a 15-13 margin at Ron Joyce Stadium. Sussman, who earned Bud Light MLL Player of the Game honors for the first time in his career, scored three of his five goals in the second half as the Cannons overcame a one-point half-time deficit to earn the victory. While Sussman posted a six-point effort, attackman Ryan Boyle contributed two goals with three assists for the Cannons. Midfielder Cody Jamieson led Hamilton with four goals and an assist in a losing effort.
HOME AND HOME: The Hamilton Nationals and the Ohio Machine will play in a home-and-home series this weekend, marking the seventh time in MLL history that two teams play each other in a home-and-home series within the same week. Three of the previous six times have ended in a split.
DYNAMIC DUO: Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil and attackman Ryan Boyle have combined to record 50 of the team’s 76 assists through nine games. Rabil leads the MLL with 29 assists while Boyle has contributed 21 assists. To put it in perspective, Rabil and Boyle have recorded more assists than two teams this season (Ohio, Rochester).
NOT SO HIGH FIVE: The Chesapeake Bayhawks and the Long Island Lizards both had their five-game win streaks snapped last week. While Chesapeake lost to Charlotte in the final minute, Long Island dropped a pair of games to the Rochester Rattlers, who have won three straight games.
HOME RUN: Rochester is the only unbeaten team at home this year with a 3-0 record.
MLL will host its 2012 Championship Weekend presented by Warrior on August 25 and 26 at Harvard Stadium in Boston, Mass. It will be a battle of the top four teams and will include two semi-final games on Saturday followed by the championship game on Sunday. Tickets are available now via Ticketmaster.com. To learn more about the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior click here. The games will be televised live on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.