Hounds Drop Season OpenerApril 27, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Charlotte Hounds
The Hounds won the opening faceoff and got on the board first, thanks to an unassisted goal by Danowski just 1:40 into the game, and then pushed that lead to 3-0 with 2:02 to go in the first on scores from Jovan Miller and Kyle Wimer. However, the Outlaws were able to pull within one on back-to-back goals less than a minute apart by Justin Turri and Bocklet to end the quarter with the Hounds up 3-2.
Bocklet then scored the opening goal of the second quarter to tie the game at 5 with 13:07 to play in the half. The Hounds responded with back-to-back goals from Josh Amidon and Ryan Young, his first with the team, but momentum then shifted in favor of the Outlaws. They scored three straight, including a goal from Terry Kimener in which he faked low and scored high to give the Outlaws their first lead of the game, 6-5, with 8:29 remaining in the half. Danowski got the Hounds right back in it, first working his way from behind the cage to rip a one-hander by Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman, then followed up with an assist on Chris Cudmore's first MLL goal, which put the Hounds back in front 7-6. But Jeremy Sieverts then scored two straight, including a 2-pointer, to give the Outlaws a 10-7 lead with 1:02 remaining in the half. The Hounds cut the lead back to two, 10-8, with a goal in the waning seconds from Joe Cinosky.
Kimener less than a minute into the second half started a three-goal run for the Outlaws that extended their lead to 11-8. It was Danowski who again stepped up for the Hounds, stopping the run with back-to-back goals, the second thanks to a forced turnover by Kevin Drew. The Hounds kept it rolling as Peet Poillon scored his first with the team and Young his second, to pull back within one, 13-12, with 7:01 to play in the third. But the Outlaws finished the quarter with a three-point advantage, 15-12, after goals by Turri and Bocklet.
The Outlaws kept it rolling into the fourth, with three more goals, including Kimener's third of the night, to push the lead to 17-12. The Hounds cut that in half with a 2-point goal from Amidon, but the Outlaws rattled off another three goals to take a 20-14 advantage with 3:47 left in the game. Bocklet scored his fifth of the night sandwiched between Hounds goal from Ricky Pages and Danowski to account for the 21-16 final. Hounds goalie Mark Manos in his first full MLL game finished with 15 saves on 35 shots.
The Hounds next week travel to Rochester, NY to face the Rattlers in a Sunday matinee game at Sahlen's Stadium. The Rattlers are coming off a 17-14 loss to the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
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