Denver Grinds Down Machine 19-9

Denver Grinds Down Machine 19-9

Denver Grinds Down Machine 19-9

Denver Grinds Down Machine 19-9

By from Press releases This game was mostly a yawner with Denver asserting itself from the beginning so we’re going to rely on the veritable press releases with little modification. Suffice it to say, Chicago was not able to stay in the game early witht he only team that they have beaten this year. Denver kept Chicago's best shooters out far and gave them very few close opportunities. Chicago had 8 EMO advantages, but convereted only one of them

Making his Major League Lacrosse debut, goalkeeper Jesse Schwartzman made 16 saves as the Denver Outlaws snapped a two-game losing streak with a 19-9 victory over the Chicago Machine at Toyota Park on Saturday evening. The Outlaws jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the game's first eight minutes as midfielder Brian Langtry scored a pair of goals and added an assist during the spurt. After a goal by midfielder Doug Shanahan cut the Machine's deficit to 5-3, Denver scored four of the final five goals in the period to take a 9-4 lead. Attackman Brendan Mundor tallied a pair of goals during the rally. The teams traded goals to begin the second quarter before Denver used goals by Mundorf and rookie Scott Sowanick to extend their lead to 12-5 with 10:22 left in the period. The Machine closed to within 13-7 with 3:27 left in the period before Mundorf and midfielder Lou Braun scored just 43 seconds apart to take a 15-7 advantage into the intermission.

Chicago had numerous problems against Denver, starting with the face-off. Dan Kalluagher was effectively neutralized by Geoff Snider who won 16 of 26 and Denver won 18 of 31. Mike Culver could not control Brendan Mundorf who used a reverse roll twice to slip off Culver and go face to face with Chicago keepers Gabel and Alford. Whittenberg was routniely toasted most of the night as well. Pat Heim, Chicago’s hot new draft pick was sour, getting off only one shot on goal, which he converted.

Midfielder Jeff Sonke scored off a feed from midfielder Mike Law less than three minutes into the third quarter, upping the Outlaws' cushion to 16-7 before the teams traded goals to end the period.

Langtry scored his fourth goal of the game to begin the fourth quarter, an unassisted marker past goalkeeper Harry Alford to give Denver a ten-point advantage. The teams traded goals to end the game and give Denver the victory. Schwartzman was named as the Bud Light MVP in his MLL debut by holding Chicago to just nine goals, including two in the second half. Mundorf and Langtry each scored four goals while Westervelt added a three-goal effort. Athan Ianucci has 3 goals as did Shanahan and Kevin Leveille. Leveille was kept out on the perimeter for most fo the game by Denver’s defense.

Chicago Machine vs. Denver Outlaws
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Chicago Machine1-4
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Denver Outlaws3-2
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whats with all the denver?
    by (#97931) on 7/02/07 @6:09PM
how about you stop covering denver and start covering better teams? Why arent there any other games except for the four youve covered, its pathetic really.
 
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they are good
    by (#162138) on 7/02/07 @8:16PM
the Outlaws are good, maybe lax.com isn't covering other teams because they don't have any games to write about.
 
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no theyre not
    by (#97931) on 7/02/07 @9:00PM
they suck this year. theyre the yankees of lacrosse. all star team and theyre only .500
 
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hmmm
    by (#108058) on 7/03/07 @12:51AM
Yeah denver isn't having the type of season they had last year, so what? .500 isn't bad, it's still having a winning record. Plus they are still a fairly new team. Like you said they do have a lot of talent but they still need to work things out and find out what works. The season is far from over, denver can make it far into the playoffs or even all the way, you never know.
 
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wow
    by (#158917) on 7/02/07 @8:59PM
that game was amazing seeing jesse a rookie get sixteen saves wow thats amazing i think he might even take trevors spot at goalie
 
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HAHA JOKE
    by (#76664) on 7/02/07 @9:12PM
Chicago has only won like waht 1 game EVER in its history so no duh they would give him a chance. He will need to prove it agianst a better team before taking Trevors spot.
 
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i kno
    by (#158917) on 7/03/07 @7:46PM
i meant ro say that like when trevor is like done then he will easioly take his spot lol trevor isnt going anywhere
 
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You're stoned
    by (#114179) on 7/02/07 @9:17PM
Tierney will not loose his spot to that lazy tub. too bad Denver is not looking up to snuff this year. I do agree with the first post, it's pretty weak that more MLL games are not covered. What can ya do?
 
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lazy tub?
    by (#103345) on 7/02/07 @10:16PM
how about you call him that when you become a two-time tourney MVP.
 
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JHUFAN
    by (#114179) on 7/03/07 @7:15PM
What, are you his girlfriend? He is out of shape.. Look at him, He looks like a professional bowlwer. He is a great goalie but is a TUB none the less. Get off his jock.
 
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wow
    by (#103345) on 7/04/07 @1:36AM
that was uncalled for
no, i'm just a fan observing that while he may look out of shape, he still is quick and has done more than you ever will
 
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Thank you Mrs. Schwartzman
    by (#114179) on 7/05/07 @3:58PM
You really put me in my place. What was I thinking criticizing a professional athlete on his athleticism.
 
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GK
    by (#76067) on 7/03/07 @2:03AM
Although I was not at this game, I live in Denver and have been to all the Outlaws home games and have seen Tierney play. He is the reason we lost to Rochester and in my opinion lets in a lot of shots he should not. When he's hot he is really good but he gets sloppy way too often. Maybe Schwartzman is that extra edge we need to improve our record. Does anybody else agree?
 
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    by (#158917) on 7/03/07 @7:47PM
i kan agree and easily do trevor is insane but is loosing his touch slowly
 
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too bad
    by (#157093) on 7/04/07 @2:12PM
I really hate to read about Chicago loosing all the time. it means only one thing. The team will disband or change city's, thus stunning the growth of the MLL. Its an absolute disaster that that team exists. its done more damage to the MLL than good, now everyone in chicago probably hate the machine and hate the MLL, they average around 1000 fans per game. How many people do u think are on staff at a game???? (prob a couple hundred including players)Can they even make a profit???? (paying to use the field all the staff, the players coaches, trainers, reffs, concession stands, security, and whatever other costs. that team eats a hell of alot more than it spits out. I cant see that team surviving much longer.
 
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