MLL Week 2 Wrap Up
With two weeks now in the books, it seems as if the Chesapeake Bayhawks are the team to beat this Major League Lacrosse season. The Bayhawks improved to 2-0 after a 25-12 thrashing of the defending champion Toronto Nationals. The Nationals are now 0-2 on the season along with the Long Island Lizards who fell to the Denver Outlaws. Here’s a look at the standings after two weeks…
Peet Poillon and the Bayhawks have gotten off to the best start this season so far. Poillon added three goals and three assists in the win and showed that the Bayhawks might have the best midfield in the league. As for the other 2-0 team, the Boston Cannons, Paul Rabil returned to lead the Cannons to a 17-15 win over the Chicago Machine.
Last year’s MVP scored three goals in his first game of the season (Rabil missed the first game because of the NLL Championship). Here’s what Rabil had to say about the win over the Machine…
This team has a lot of talent; I really feel like we mesh well as a unit, we need to hold teams off better but our defense and offense both clicked really well at times tonight.
Paul Rabil after 17-15 win over Chicago Machine
In the lowest scoring game of the weekend, the Denver Outlaws evened up their record by defeating the Long Island Lizards, 13-10. The Outlaws were led by Max Seibald who scored three goals and had three assists. The Outlaws played without their coach Brian Reese, who was suspended after being ejected in the first game against the Cannons. Two other players had hat tricks in the game, Denver’s Matt Brown and Long Island’s Stephen Berger. The game was Denver’s first at home which was played in front of 12,323 at Invesco Field.
News and Notes
- Peet Poillon leads the league in points with 14. Poillon played in just two games last season.
- Both of the Nationals’ goalies are on the bottom of the league in GAA. Brett Queener with 14.19 and Doc Schneider with 20.50.
- The Nationals have taken the least amount of shots in the league with 69, the leaders, Chesapeake Bayhawks, have taken 118.