Saturday, August 24, 2013

Outlaws vs. Hounds Live Blog

Pregame
Both teams are out on the field getting ready for today's MLL semifinal matchup. The Hounds (7-7) will be playing in their club's first postseason contest, while the Outlaws (14-0) are appearing in their 12th.

Click here for pregame notes.

Be sure to stay tuned for live, in-game updates from PPL Park in Philadelphia. You can also follow the game via the team's Twitter account. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN2 with the opening faceoff scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT.

First Quarter

The teams are back out on the field and we're just minutes away from the opening faceoff.

15:00: Kelly wins the faceoff and gets a good shot on goal but the Hounds come up with the game's first save.

14:09: Sieverts' shot is saved but Law is there to gobble up the rebound and put it in the back of the net to give Denver a 1-0 lead.

12:16: Tripucka evens the game at 1-1 with an unassisted goal for the Hounds.

10:45: Bocklet knocks down a pass and scoops up the ground ball to give the ball back to Denver with 10:30 left in 1st qtr.

10:30: The Hounds force a turnover of their own to regain possession.

9:25: Charlotte takes a 2-1 lead with a goal from Poillon.

7:58: Sawyer buries a 2-pointer to give the Hounds a 4-1 lead.

7:30: Kelly wins the faceoff and after a quick pass to Bocklet, who feeds Law, Law gets his second of the game. 4-2 Hounds lead.

5:31: Mundorf takes a check that knocks his helmet to the ground, no call on the play that results in a turnover and a two-pointer by Danowski to give the Hounds a 6-2 lead.

3:17: Sawyer scores again for the Hounds to push their lead to 7-2.

2:00: Schwartzman comes up with a pair of saves to give the ball back to Denver.

1:30: Snider is checked as he releases a shot making it an easy save for the Hounds.

0:38: Sawyer gets his third goal of the game to give the Hounds an 8-2 lead.

The first quarter comes to an end with the Hounds leading 8-2. Denver's goals were both scored by Eric Law. The Hounds got three goals from Mike Sawyer, one from Matt Danowski and one from Peet Poillon. Danowski and Sawyer each netted a two-pointer.

Second Quarter


15:00: Hounds get the opening faceoff of the second quarter but throw it away to give possession to Denver.

13:40: Mundorf loses the ball and the Hounds come back down the field with an 8-2 lead early in the second quarter.

12:40: Schwartzman takes a big hit on the clear drawing the first flag of the day. Outlaws with a man-up opportunity for 2:00 after the illegal hit on Schwartzman.

10:55: Pennington feeds Law sitting on the crease and the rookie attackman picks up his third goal of the game. Denver trails 8-3.

9:49: Tripucka finds the back of the net to push the Hounds' lead to 9-3. That's his second goal of the game.

8:41: Snider wins the faceoff for the Hounds, who get a goal from White to make the score 10-3 in favor of the Hounds.

8:30: Robarge wins the faceoff, but turns it over resulting in another Hounds goal. 11-3 Charlotte leads.

6:50: Bocklet feeds Law, who dives and nets his fourth goal of the game. Denver down 11-4, Law has all four scores for the Outlaws.

6:00: Bocklet finds Law again, who buries his fifth of the game. 11-5, Hounds lead.That's three assists for Chris Bocklet and five goals for Law thus far.

4:13: Young winds up and scores the 12th goal of the game for Charlotte. Hounds lead 12-5.

3:29: White scores his second of the game to give the Hounds a 13-5 lead.

1:53: Sieverts scores to cut Hounds' lead to 13-6.

:35: Law nets his sixth ortzf the game to make it 13-7 at halftime. His six goals ties a team postseason record.

Third Quarter

15:00: Denver wins the faceoff to open the second half. 

12:56: Hounds come up with a pair of saves to regain possession.


9:19: White gets his third goal of the game to give Charlotte a 14-7 lead.

7:00: Mundorf hits the back of the net for his first goal of the game, assisted by Sieverts. 14-8 Hounds lead.

5:45: Law sets a new club postseason record with his seventh goal of the game to cut Charlotte's lead to 14-9. The seven goals for Law tie a team record for all games and establish a new record for an Outlaws rookie.

:30: Denver will get its third powerplay opportunity. Charlotte leads 14-9.

:01: Holding the ball with :04 left, Schwartzman throws a bomb down the field to Greer who scores at the buzzer to cut the Hounds' lead to 14-10 entering the 4th. This is the first time Denver has trailed entering the fourth quarter all season.

Third Quarter

15:00: Charlotte opens the period with a faceoff win. 

10:00: Schwartzman makes a save as neither team has scored in the first five minutes of the fourth quarter. 

9:00: Law gobbles up a ground ball and flicks it into the back of the net to set a new MLL postseason record with his eighth goal of the game to cut the Hounds' lead to 14-11. 

7:40: Schwartzman makes another big save to send the ball down the field for Denver with 7:30 to play.

7:24: Denver's made it a one-possession game with a tally from Pennington. Hounds lead 14-12. The Outlaws have scored five in a row and seven of the last eight.

5:46: Charlotte jumps back up by three (15-12) on the goal from Sawyer.

4:36: Denver wins the faceoff and calls timeout with the Hounds ahead 15-12.

4:00: Denver turns it over and Charlotte regains possession.

3:22: Young scores his second for Charlotte to give the Hounds a 16-12 lead. To continue following the action, follow the team on Twitter. Blog will be updated next at the end of the game.

0:00: Snider scored to give Charlotte a 17-12 advantage, then Denver got goals from Mundorf and Law in the final minutes to make the final Hounds 17, Outlaws 14.

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