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DENVER OUTLAWS SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON

March 18, 2016
CHARLOTTE – The Denver Outlaws (5-1) dropped an 18-15 decision to the Charlotte Hounds (2-4) Saturday night on the road. Charlotte snapped Denver’s 25-game regular-season win streak, which dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days.

The game was a back-and-forth thriller and the two teams were tied a total of six times the entire night. The Hounds scored first and took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter, but Denver answered with a seven-goal second quarter, including a two-pointer on a power play by Jeremy Sieverts. Sieverts leads the MLL in two-point goals this season with four, and ranks first in Outlaws history with 17 career two-pointers.

Charlotte took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but the teams traded leads and were tied three times in the third quarter, and headed into the fourth quarter all tied up at 12-12. Three different Denver players—Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider—recorded hat tricks, but Charlotte’s six-goal fourth quarter would prove to be too much for the Outlaws.

Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night in his first game with the Outlaws to give Denver a 13-12 lead 27 seconds into the fourth quarter before Charlotte responded by scoring two goals in less than a minute. Domenic Sebastiani scored his second goal of the season to cut the Charlotte lead to 17-15 with two minutes left in the game, but John Haus secured the victory for the Hounds with his third goal of the night, giving the Hounds an 18-15 lead with just 17 seconds left in the game.

Backup goalie Charlie Cipriano got the start for the Outlaws, the first of his three-year MLL career. Cipriano had 13 saves on 30 shots (.433) in the loss. His 13 saves and 60 minutes in goal were career-highs for the goalie.

The Outlaws return to action at home Saturday, June 14 at 7 p.m. MDT when they host the New York Lizards for Film on the Field featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

 

Game Notes:

·        Denver’s 25-game regular-season win streak dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days

·        Anthony Kelly recorded his 400th career ground ball, which ranks eighth all-time in MLL history

·        Drew Snider (3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points) and Jeremy Sieverts (3 goals, 1 2-pt goal, 4 points) each recorded their second hat tricks of the season

·        Sieverts recorded the eighth power-play goal of his career, which moved him into sole possession of sixth place in Outlaws history

·        In his first game with the Outlaws this season, Curtis Dickson finished the night with four goals and one assist (five points)

·        Matt Bocklet’s three ground balls on the night give him 353 on his career, which ranks tied for 10th place all-time in MLL history

·        Chris Bocklet left the game in the first half with a lower body injury and did not play in the second half