FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2010
Major League Lacrosse
Contact: Eric Rhew (410-530-4791)
Outlaws Surge Past Chicago, 18-8
Denver Uses Strong First Half to Post 2nd Straight Win Over Machine
DENVER, Colo. – Midfielder Max Seibald and attackman Brendan Mundorf each scored four goals and added an assist as the Denver Outlaws (8-4) posted their second win in the last three weeks with a convincing 18-8 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Chicago Machine (4-8) at INVESCO Field at Mile High on Saturday afternoon.
It was the Outlaws’ second straight win over the Machine. Denver edged Chicago by a 15-11 margin two weeks ago at INVESCO Field.
After the teams exchanged goals in the opening three minutes of the first quarter, the Outlaws used a seven-goal run to take a commanding 8-1 advantage with 7:44 remaining in the second quarter. Mundorf scored two goals with an assist to lead the Outlaws during the run while Seibald contributed a pair of goals.
With 6:35 remaining in the second quarter, midfielder Matt Striebel ended a 21-minute scoring drought with an unassisted goal to trim the margin to 8-2. Rookie attackman Ned Crotty followed with an unassisted goal with 3:29 left in the first half before Mundorf scored his third goal of the game off a feed from midfielder Brian Langtry to give Denver a 9-3 advantage at the intermission.
The teams traded goals three times in the third quarter before Denver used a four-goal spurt in the first six minutes of the fourth quarter, upping the Outlaws’ lead to 16-6.
Crotty and Mundorf traded goals just 24 seconds apart before Crotty tallied his third goal of the game, an unassisted marker with 5:43 remaining.
With 2:13 remaining, Westervelt tallied his second goal of the game with an unassisted marker past goalkeeper Mike Gabel.
While Seibald and Mundorf led the Outlaws with a five-point outing, Langtry, Westervelt and attackman Matt Brown each scored two goals with two assists.
Crotty led Chicago in a losing effort with three goals and an assist while Striebel and attackman Mike Leveille each scored a goal with an assist. Gabel recorded a season-high 19 saves as the Outlaws outshot Chicago by a convincing 61-43 margin.
It was the Machine’s fifth straight loss after a victory over the Outlaws on July 25.
The Outlaws will advance to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for MLL Championship Weekend on August 21 and 22. Denver, the second seed in the four-team field, will face either Long Island or Chesapake in the semi-finals.
Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws 18, Chicago Machine 8
Chicago (4-8) 1 2 3 2 - 8
Chicago (8-4) 6 3 3 6 - 18
One-Point Goals: CHI – Ned Crotty 3, Martin Cahill 2, Matt Striebel 1, Bill McGlone 1, Mike Leveille 1; DEN – Brendan Mundorf 4, Max Seibald 4, Brian Langtry 2, Drew Westervelt 2, Matt Brown 2, Sean DeLaney 2, Eric Martin 1, Dillon Roy 1. Assists: CHI – Matt Striebel 1, Ned Crotty 1, Mike Leveille 1; DEN – Brian Langtry 2, Drew Westervelt 2, Matt Brown 2, Dan Hardy 2, Brendan Mundorf 1, Max Seibald 1, Eric Martin 1. Saves: CHI – Mike Gabel 19 (60:00, 18 goals allowed); DEN – Jesse Schwartzman 4 (30:00, 3 goals allowed); Adam Fullerton 9 (30:00, 5 goals allowed). Shots: CHI – 61; DEN – 43. Power-Play Opportunities: CHI – 0 for 2; DEN – 1 for 3. Attendance: 7,285.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and commenced play in June of 2001. The MLL’s six teams will begin the league’s 10th season of action on May 15, 2010. The 2010 MLL All-Star Game will take place on Thursday, July 8 in Boston, Mass. at Harvard Stadium. The season will culminate with the New Balance MLL Championship Weekend, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.
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