Ohio Tops Launch, 13-11

July 7, 2018 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Florida Launch News Release

BOCA RATON, FL.- In a very tight, even battle all night the Launch was unable to hold off the Ohio Machine, falling 11-13. The Ohio Machine now improve to 3-8 while the Launch are still in the playoff hunt with the final three games left ahead of them.

Dylan Molloy lead the team offensively with four goals and one assist. Austin Kaut was impressive on the other end of the field, stopping 23 of the 35 shots on cage.

With the faceoff battle and ground ball game even for both teams, one huge swing was right before halftime on a critical two-point score. The Launch were only behind by three goals at most in this game.

QUOTES OF THE GAME

COACH MARIANO: "We've got to get to win number 5, and then win number 6, and then number 7. But, none of that happens if you don't get to win number 5," said Coach Mariano, "you do that by focusing on the details and doing the little things, which we were inconsistent on tonight."

CONNOR BUCZEK: "I just don't think we were in a rhythm today. They forced us to play a lot of individual ball. We did that, but we never really got into sync."

PLAYERS OF NOTE

Dylan Molloy - 4G, 1A

Connor Buczek - 2G

Austin Kaut - 23 saves

OTHER NOTES

The Launch now have their second bye week of the season, as Team USA and Launch defenseman Tucker Durkin head to Israel for the FIL 2018 World Championships and look to bring home a gold medal. On their return, the Launch will meet the Machine again, this time in Ohio, with revenge already on their minds.

Our next home game will be the last of the 2018 season! July 28 the Launch will host the Atlanta Blaze in a rematch of the opening game of the season, where the Launch won, 13-10. Game time is set for 7PM. It will also be Fan Appreciation Night and the Championship Final for our Skills Challenge.

Call 561-923-9067 for tickets to our last home game of the season! Or visit www.floridalaunch.com/tickets for more info.

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