Just some random thoughts while waiting to watch the MLL title game tomorrow at 3PM:
The Outlaws spotted Long Island a 12-3 before storming to a 1 goal win. Jeremy Sieverts scored the winner for Denver. Denver was greatly effected by the injury to Brendan Mundorf, the MLL MVP.
After a slow start the Bayhawks grabbed the lead at halftime and eventually coasted to an easy win over the defending champions , the Boston Cannon.
Coach Dave Cottle was on the Sports Maven Saturday morning and said there would no sliding to Rabil and the Bayhawks led by the defense of Michael Evans on Ryan Boyle and Michael Simon on Rabil executed the plan to the utmost.
From the bay hawks.com:
Attackman Ben Rubeor fired in a season-high six goals while goalkeeper Kip Turner anchored a dominating defensive effort with 14 saves as the second-seeded Chesapeake Bayhawks beat the Boston Cannons, 16-10, in Major League Lacrosse semifinals before a crowd of 8,090 at Harvard Stadium. Rubeor netted five of his goals in the second half as the Bayhawks broke open a back-and-forth affair by outscoring the host team 7-2. Turner got hot and made 10 of his saves after intermission for Chesapeake, which completely shut down a potent Boston offense.
“Today was a total team effort. We had a game plan that we thought would slow them down and we executed it really well,” All-MLL defenseman Michael Evans said. “The coaching staff emphasized winning our individual matchups and I thought we were able to do that. Kip Turner is the backbone of our defense and he was awesome today.” “Last time against Boston, we didn’t win any of the individual matchups. This time, Michael Evans won the Ryan Boyle matchup, Michael Simon fought off Paul Rabil, Jeff Reynolds won some matchups with Kevin Buchanan,” Chesapeake head coach Dave Cottle said. “We didn’t have to slide as much as we did in the last game and I thought that was the difference.”