MLL All-Stars Comeback to Beat Team USA in Overtime

(Photo Credit: Boston Cannons)

Wow! This was a great game that had just a little bit of everything. There was fast pace, offensive firepower, and great defense. Also, did I mention a best of the best match up at the faceoff dot? It really was a very fun action packed game. If you didn't watch it you really missed out.

The MLL All-Stars were running a twenty plus minute scoring drought but they turned it around with a fourth quarter comeback to win in 15-14 in overtime. Team USA and the MLL All-Stars have played four times now and this was the first overtime game. Will Manny was a big part of the win for the MLL All-Stars as he had three goals and one assist. Manny was also named game MVP and said he will donate the check to charity. Connor Buczek and Kevin Rice also had good offensive performances as Buczek had two goals and Rice had three. In the cage Austin Kaut had sixteen saves off of thirty shots. Scott Ratliff, Matt Dunn, Matt Landis, and Michael Manley really played very physical on defense as well. It really was a good showing from the MLL All-Stars all around.

Team USA was lead by a whole host of guys tonight. Rob Pannell, John Haus, Jordan Wolf, and Tom Schreiber really lead that offense. Pannell had two goals and one assist and Haus had three goals. Wolf and Schreiber each put up two goals while Wolf had one assist as well. Kyle Hartzell, Tucker Durkin, and Liam Byrnes all played exceptional on defense as they helped hold the MLL All-Stars scoreless for twenty minutes. However, that did not hold late in the game. In cage John Galloway had nine saves off of twenty three shots on goal. Team USA really played great but they just couldn't finish tonight.

The game MVP Will Manny had two of the best goals of the game. In the first half he unleashed his inner Air Gait as he leaped around the cage and somehow hit the top right corner. 

This second goal from Manny was the game winner as he got his hands free and showed everyone why you don't leave him open on the outside.