Launch Dropped in Home Finale
BOCA RATON, FL.- After losing face-off man, Ben Williams in the first play of the game and overcoming an hour long lightning delay, the Launch could not hurdle the Blaze, fall 13 - 16 at home for final game of the 2018 season.
In the first few minutes of the game the two teams traded goals, but Atlanta caught fire in the first quarter leading by as much as five in the game. However out of the half, the Launch came sprinting back, within two-goals of the Blaze before an hour lightning delay halted the assault. Connor Buczek, Kieran McArdle and Bryan Cole had hat tricks in the game, while Austin Kaut finished with 16 saves in cage.
QUOTES OF THE GAME
COACH MARIANO- On the gritty game: "The guys competed."
Thought going in to the last game of the season next week:"We have to finish together, work hard, compete one last time with your brothers."
PLAYERS OF NOTE
Austin Kaut - 16 saves on 32 SOG (.50 save percentage)
Bryan Cole- First hat trick of the season (3G)
Kieran McArdle - 3G, 1A
The Launch head into their last game of the season next weekend, August 4. This will be the team's first meeting in Texas against the Dallas Rattlers for the franchise.
The game will be streamed live on LSN and fans can follow along with our live updates on out Twitter page! (@florida_launch)
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