Denver Outlaws Crush Ohio Machine to Remain Unbeaten

DENVER, Colo. -- In a record-breaking defensive performance, the Denver Outlaws defeated the Ohio Machine 19-5. The Outlaws set a team record for goals allowed, and their 14-goal margin of victory is tied for the highest in franchise history.

"We did terrific defensively the whole game, right from the start," Denver Head Coach Jim Stagnitta said. "We controlled their main weapons. I thought the defense as a whole played great ... .[also] the fact that we were able to transition so quickly from defense to offense made a huge difference."

The Outlaws' Lee Zink shut down Steele Stanwick, the Machine's leading scorer. Denver (8-0) held Ohio (1-7) scoreless for 13:41 in the second period and for the entirety of the third quarter.

"[Zink] played unbelievable on [Stanwick]," the Outlaws' Eric Law said. "[Stanwick] is a great player, and Zink totally handled him really well."

* The Outlaws extended their franchise regular-season win streak to 14 games and have not lost a regular-season game since June 23, 2012 364 days ago. That streak is now double the length of the second-longest win streak (7 games by Boston from 2011-12 and Denver from 2006-07) in Major League Lacrosse since the Outlaws joined the league in 2006.

Game Notes

* Denver's 8-0 start to the season is the second best in Major League Lacrosse history. A win next Saturday versus Charlotte would tie the league record that was set by Baltimore in 2005.

* The Outlaws' five goals allowed set a team single-game record.

* The 14-point margin of victory ties the team record, which was last set vs. Charlotte on July 14, 2012.

* The 14-point win marks the fourth time Denver has won a game by 10+ points this season.

* Anthony Kelly's 19 of 27 (.704 pct.) faceoff performance tonight ranks 4th in Outlaws single-game history.

* Chris Bocklet scored six goals in a game for the third time this season, becoming the first player in team history to accomplish that feat. He is tied for the league lead with 26 goals on the year.

* Eric Law continued his goal-scoring streak as he now has netted a hat trick in his first three MLL contests. He finished with three goals and two assists for five points.

* Drew Snider finished with three goals to move into third place in the MLL rankings with 21 on the year.

* Denver is the only team with two players to have topped the 20-goal mark at this point (Bocklet and Snider).

2013-06-23



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