6/4/10 2:33 PM
Boyle to Poskay: The Boston Cannons boasted some impressive individual performances despite a 13-11 loss to Long Island last weekend. Ryan Boyle had four assists in the game, and three of them resulted in Matt Poskay goals. Boyle now leads the MLL in assists with nine through three games. Poskay is the first player to double digit goals this season, and leads the league with 12.
Lizards Get First Win: Long Island got on the winning side of things by defeating Boston, in turn handing the Cannons their first loss. The Lizards were 17-25 (.680 percentage) on faceoffs in the game, helping them set the tone. They also got a strong performance from goalkeeper Drew Adams, who now leads the MLL in goals against average at 11.33.
Chesapeake Handed First Loss: The Bayhawks were defeated for the first time this season by Chicago, meaning there are no longer any undefeated teams in the MLL. Peet Poillon, who had been a scoring machine in the first two games of the season, was held in check and only scored one goal. Still, Poillon leads the league in points with 17.
Toronto Still Winless: The defending Steinfeld Cup champions are still winless after losing to Denver 15-12. The Nationals are struggling in a lot of key offensive areas, which is a big reason why they are 0-3. Toronto is last in the MLL in shots, shots on goal, and faceoff percentage. Also, apart from John Grant Jr. who has 11 points, no other players have more than six points on the season.
Dynamic Duo: Drew Westervelt and Brendan Mundorf have been together since college at UMBC, and have always played well together. Last weekend was no different, as the duo combined for 13 points in Denver's win over Toronto. Westervelt put in five goals (including a two-pointer) for six total points, and Mundorf added two goals and five assists.
Schwartzman Shuts the Door: Jesse Schwartzman was another key part of Denver's win. He stopped 15 out of 25 Nationals shots (.600 save percentage), and only allowed one goal each in the first and fourth quarters. His 11.70 goals against average is good for fourth in the MLL, and he is only .37 behind Drew Adams for the lead.
Leveille Sets Tone: Kevin Leveille led the Chicago Machine to a victory over Chesapeake, and was named the MLL Offensive Player of the Week for his effort. Leveille set the tone early by scoring the first two goals of the game, and added two more in the second half. He also added an assist giving him a five-point game, and through three games Leveille has 12 points.
Out For Revenge: Long Island will be looking to avenge a loss to Denver earlier this season when they play the Outlaws at home on Saturday. Denver was able to defeat the Lizards 13-10 in week two behind a six-point effort from Max Seibald. Two of the best goalkeepers in the league will be featured in Drew Adams and Jesse Schwartzman.
Bucktooth Breaks Out: Brett Bucktooth had his best game of the season last weekend for Toronto, scoring four goals (and a two-pointer) for five points. Going into last weekend's game, Bucktooth had only tallied one point in Toronto's first two games. Still, his effort was not enough to lift the Nationals to victory.
2010 MLL Draft: Each year, the teams in the league get a chance to reload with young talent via the draft. This year's MLL Collegiate Draft will be held this Sunday June 6th from Yale University. The draft can be seen live on Universal Sports at 7 pm.