6/18/11 12:00 AM
On to the Hamilton Nationals. Having a short memory is a necessity in lacrosse, sports and life. You either let adversity drop you to your knees, or you forget about it and find someone to extract revenge and prove you still have the goods.
The 16-15 OT loss to Chesapeake has left its mark on all representatives of Outlaws lacrosse. The next opponent is the only thing that matters now. A lot has been happening in Hamilton's locker room; they have traded their top scorer and all-around Canadian lacrosse legend in John Grant, Jr. and are looking to retool their team with young athletes. With this situation in mind, the Nat's are looking to use the current adversity to come together as a team and find a new face.
You better believe the Schwartzman-Outlaw gang has every intention of rewriting Hamilton's aspirations. Conner Martin will be showing his flow this weekend as he and Billy Bitter look to complement the high scoring attack duo of Mundorf and Westervelt. Look for Max Seibald, Peet Poillon, and Bill McGlone to provide the midfield force behind Mundorf's attack unit. Getting the ball to the attack line is a key in any game, and proved to be a dagger last week. Providing the legs in this clearing game, long pole midfieldmen Matt Bocklet and Dillon Roy look to spark counterattacks through goaltender Jesse Schwartman's airial bombardment.
Your Outlaws return to Invesco Field action this coming Saturday, June 25 as they host the Boston Cannons on Motorsports Night.
Outlaws Nation, let's ride!