Daily Archives: August 26, 2012

Major League Lacrosse Championships: Denver Outlaws Defeat Long Island Lizards 13-12 After Trailing By 9 Goals In Third Quarter; Face Chesapeake In Championship Game On Aug 26

Trailing 12-3 with 11:32 to play in the third quarter and the reigning MLL MVP sidelined due to injury, it appeared that the Outlaws’ record-setting season had reached its end. That’s when Denver set another record with a 10-0 run to end the game, catapulting the franchise into the Steinfeld Cup title game with a 13-12 victory over Long Island. “We never gave up,” Stagnitta said. “Despite facing a large deficit and missing several key players, we were able to take one more step toward the goal we set at the start of the season. “I couldn’t be more proud of the grit and resiliency that this team showed today. We needed guys to step up, and they did just that when their numbers were called.” The top-seeded Outlaws were dealt a blow on Friday as the team’s leading scorer, attackman Brendan Mundorf, suffered an ankle injury during the team’s practice. Mundorf, who had been crowned the league’s most valuable player just one day earlier, finished second in the league with 59 points in 2012. With its leading scorer sidelined, Denver turned to rookie Chris Bocklet, who took Mundorf’s place in the starting lineup. The attackman, playing in just his eighth career MLL game responded with a career-best six goals.