June 10, 2017 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Florida Launch
GAME RECAP BOCA RATON, Fla.- After a low-scoring first half, the Launch broke through a tired Lizards' defense to sweep the rivals 15-14 in overtime.
The Launch struggled to fight through an impermeable Lizards defense in the first half, with only three goals on the board at halftime. But, the Launch emerged with a new energy in the second half, scoring seven goals in the second half and overcoming a late lead by the Lizards with three minutes left in the game.
Launch rookies continued to make an impact, with the newest wave of Launch members playing integral roles in the sweep over New York. Molloy tallied an impressive four points (three goals, one assist) against New York, making quite the impact in his MLL debut. Towson University product Ryan Drenner also had an impressive showing, with a hat trick and game-tying goal with three seconds left in the game. In an overtime thriller, defenseman Alec Tulett tallied his first MLL goal to bring home the Launch win.
QUOTES OF THE GAME
"The coaches had a lot of trust in me to make that play. The guys on the field believed in me as well. They were in great spots and allowed me to take it."-Ryan Drenner (3G, 1A) on his game-tying goal
"You each just have to find your spot, see how you fit in. So, I think that's what the transition period in the first half was, seeing how we play together and who fits where, just figuring that out. Then we really started figuring it out and let the game come to us," - Dylan Molloy (3G, 1A)
PLAYERS OF NOTE
Dylan Molloy had three goals and one assist. He tallied his first career MLL goal.
Ryan Drenner tallied three goals and one assist. He recorded his first career MLL goal. His third goal of the night tied up the game and sent it into overtime.
Alec Tulett scored one goal and collected three groundballs. The overtime winner was his first career MLL goal.
Kieran McArdle scored three points for the Launch, two goals and 1 assist.
Austin Kaut had 22 saves on 36 SOGs (.611).
Attendance for tonight's game was 2,337. The Launch return to FAU Stadium on June 17 to play the Atlanta Blaze. ###