McArdle, Launch outlast Atlanta

June 18, 2017

McArdle, Launch outlast Atlanta


BOCA RATON, Fla. (June 17, 2017) - The Launch (5-3) won their third consecutive game in a 19-16 win over Atlanta at FAU Stadium on Saturday night.

Kieran McArdle tallied a season-high eight points with seven goals and an assist, earning the Coca-Cola Player of the Game. 

The Blaze (2-5) took an early lead in the contest, as both Randy Staats and Mark Matthews recorded hat tricks in the first quarter. Florida came from behind and scored five goals to Atlanta’s one in the fourth quarter. The Launch earned their first lead of the game after Nick Mariano scored his first goal early in the fourth. 
Kieran McArdle contributed eight points for Florida (7 goals, 1 assist).
Connor Buczek had a season-high three goals, and one assist for the Launch. 
Kevin Rice, Mark Matthews and Randy Staats each recorded hat tricks for Atlanta.