Toronto Nationals Fall 15-8 to Denver Outlaws

Nationals sit in second place at halfway point of 2009 season

June 20, 2009

DENVER – The Toronto Nationals fell 15-8 to the Denver Outlaws Saturday night at INVESCO Field. The Nationals, now 4-2, were unable to rally off a fourth quarter spark and drop from first place in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for the first time this season.  After six games Toronto is now tied with the Long Island Lizards for second in the League.

Merrick Thomson extended his lead as top goal scorer for the Toronto Nationals adding three to tonight’s decision. Colin Doyle, Jordan Levine, Jordan Hall, Geoff Snider and Jeff Zywicki each added one.

Toronto’s rookie goaltender Doc Schneider played all 60 minutes in net for the Nationals turning away 20 of Denver’s 35 shots on net.

Snider won 15-of-26 faceoffs for Toronto against Denver’s Shane Walterhoefer.

The Denver Outlaws (5-1) were led by Matt Brown with four goals and Brendan Mundorf with three. Drew Westervelt and Jeff Sonke added two, and Nate Watkins, Max Seibald, Brian Langtry, and Dan Hardy put one each toward the total. 

Jesse Schwartzman recorded the win in the Outlaws allowing eight of 25 Toronto attempts. Schwartzman earns Bud Light MVP honours for his performance in Denver’s net.

For all game statistics please visit the Point Streak Website: Toronto @ Denver Boxscore

The Nationals head into the second half of the 2009 MLL regular season with a busy week. On Thursday, June 25 the Nationals travel to Boston to play the Cannons for the first time this season. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. ET at Harvard Stadium; the game will be shown live on TSN2 and ESPN2.

Saturday, June 27 finds the Nationals back at home in Toronto looking for revenge against the Denver Outlaws. Faceoff is 7:00 p.m. ET at BMO Field. Tickets are still available; for more information please call 416-596-0676 or email tickets@nationalslacrosse.com.

For more information:
Laura Bridgman
Communications-Toronto Nationals Lacrosse
laurabridgman@nationalslacrosse.com
416-596-0676, ext. 242

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1 Comment

  1. This team really needs to start doing some real marketing. Even lax people I know don’t know they exist. Would be a shame to see them fall after just one season in the city.


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