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MLL News and Notes: May 18

By MLL Statistics and Information |  5/18/11 4:00 PM

MLL News and Notes: May 18


Offensive Player of the Week
Brendan Mundorf, Denver Outlaws


Mundorf set a Denver Outlaws single-game record by tallying 10 points in their season-opening 18-10 victory over the Hamilton Nationals on Saturday night at INVESCO Field at Mile High. He scored six goals, including three in the first quarter, and added four assists to become the first MLL player in nearly three years to record a 10-point game. It is the 14th time in MLL history a player has tallied at least 10 points in a game.

Defensive Player of the Week
Kip Turner, Boston Cannons


Turner made 21 saves to anchor the Cannons’ defense in their 15-12 victory over the Long Island Lizards on Saturday night at Harvard Stadium. The 2010 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year, Turner posted his first 20-save effort since last year’s 15-9 victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It was also the sixth 20-save effort of his MLL career. Turner led the MLL last year with a .595 save percentage while allowing 11.70 goals per game.

Turner made 21 saves to anchor the Cannons’ defense in their 15-12 victory over the Long Island Lizards on Saturday night at Harvard Stadium. The 2010 Warrior Goalkeeper of the Year, Turner posted his first 20-save effort since last year’s 15-9 victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It was also the sixth 20-save effort of his MLL career. Turner led the MLL last year with a .595 save percentage while allowing 11.70 goals per game.

MLL News and Notes

HIGH FIVE: After posting a 14-10 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night in the season opener, the defending MLL champion Chesapeake Bayhawks have won five straight games, dating back to last season. The Bayhawks, who finished the regular season with a 6-6 record last year, won their final two regular season games before earning two postseason victories for their third MLL title. Prior to the current five-game win streak, the Bayhawks had lost five games in a row.

10 SPOT: Denver Outlaws attackman Brendan Mundorf became the first MLL player in nearly three years to record a 10-point game when he accomplished the feat against Hamilton in last Saturday’s 18-10 victory over the Nationals at INVESCO Field. Mundorf, who scored six goals with four assists in the victory, recorded the 14th 10-point game in MLL history. Prior to Mundorf, the last MLL player to record at least 10 points in a game was John Grant, Jr., who tallied 11 points in the Rochester Rattlers’ win over Boston on July 26, 2008.

MAN UP: After leading the league in power-play efficiency in each of the last two seasons, the Denver Outlaws wasted little time in scoring with the man advantage in the season opener. The Outlaws scored four goals in nine extra-man chances last Saturday against the Hamilton Nationals. In 12 games last year, the Outlaws posted a .400 power-play percentage and were tied for third in the MLL with 16 extra-man goals. They also had a .412 power-play percentage in 2009, scoring a league-high 21 extra-man goals.  

MISTER ASSISTER: After opening the season with a goal and three assists, Denver Outlaws attackman Brian Langtry needs four assists to become the 10th player in MLL history to tally 100 career assists. A 10-year veteran, Langtry has recorded 96 assists in his career, including 10 in each of the last two years. Langtry has scored 139 career goals, including 16 two-point markers, along with his 96 assists.

CENTURY MARK: Long Island Lizards attackman Keith Cromwell will become the seventh player in MLL history to play in 100 career regular season games with his next appearance. Cromwell, who is in his 10th year of MLL service, played in just five games last year for the Lizards. The former Rutgers University standout has scored 279 points in his career and could move into the top 10 on the career points list this season. He has scored 141 goals, including 15 two-point markers, with 123 assists in his career.

TWO STEP: Chesapeake Bayhawks midfielder Kyle Dixon has a solid chance of becoming the Major League Lacrosse all-time leader in two-point goals this season. After scoring 11 two-point goals last year for the MLL champions, the former University of Virginia standout has tallied 28 career two-point goals, which ranks second in MLL history. Roy Colsey holds the all-time record with 33 two-point goals over an eight-year career. Dixon has scored 21 of his 28 two-point goals since the start of the 2009 season.

FACE IT: Long Island Lizards midfielder Peter Vlahakis needs just two face-off wins to become the MLL’s all-time leader. Vlahakis, who has 1,014 career face-off wins, would pass Paul Cantabene. Cantabene, who won 1,015 of 1,861 face-off attempts in his career, also ranks as the league’s all-time leader with 538 ground balls. Vlahakis has won 57.4 per cent of his face-off attempts in his career. Vlahakis, a graduate of Fairfield University, is in his eighth season of MLL service, including his sixth with the Lizards. He did not play in the Lizards’ season-opening 14-10 loss against the Cannons on Saturday.



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