Hounds Snap Denver's 25-Game Regular-Season Win Streak

CHARLOTTE The Denver Outlaws (5-1) dropped an 18-15 decision to the Charlotte Hounds (2-4) Saturday night on the road. Charlotte snapped Denver's 25-game regular-season win streak, which dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days.

The game was a back-and-forth thriller and the two teams were tied a total of six times the entire night. The Hounds scored first and took a 3-1 lead into the second quarter, but Denver answered with a seven-goal second quarter, including a two-pointer on a power play by Jeremy Sieverts. Sieverts leads the MLL in two-point goals this season with four, and ranks first in Outlaws history with 17 career two-pointers.

Charlotte took a 9-8 lead into halftime, but the teams traded leads and were tied three times in the third quarter, and headed into the fourth quarter all tied up at 12-12. Three different Denver players-Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider-recorded hat tricks, but Charlotte's six-goal fourth quarter would prove to be too much for the Outlaws.

Dickson scored his fourth goal of the night in his first game with the Outlaws to give Denver a 13-12 lead 27 seconds into the fourth quarter before Charlotte responded by scoring two goals in less than a minute. Domenic Sebastiani scored his second goal of the season to cut the Charlotte lead to 17-15 with two minutes left in the game, but John Haus secured the victory for the Hounds with his third goal of the night, giving the Hounds an 18-15 lead with just 17 seconds left in the game.

Backup goalie Charlie Cipriano got the start for the Outlaws, the first of his three-year MLL career. Cipriano had 13 saves on 30 shots (.433) in the loss. His 13 saves and 60 minutes in goal were career-highs for the goalie.

The Outlaws return to action at home Saturday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. MDT when they host the New York Lizards for Film on the Field featuring The Amazing Spiderman.

Game Notes

Denver's 25-game regular-season win streak dated back to June 23, 2012 and spanned 714 days.

Anthony Kelly recorded his 400th career ground ball, which ranks eighth all-time in MLL history.

Drew Snider (3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points) and Jeremy Sieverts (3 goals, 1 2-pt goal, 4 points) each recorded their second hat tricks of the season.

Sieverts recorded the eighth power-play goal of his career, which moved him into sole possession of sixth place in Outlaws history.

In his first game with the Outlaws this season, Curtis Dickson finished the night with four goals and one assist (five points).

Matt Bocklet's three ground balls on the night give him 353 on his career, which ranks tied for 10th place all-time in MLL history.

Chris Bocklet left the game in the first half with a lower body injury and did not play in the second half.


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