MLL Week 7 Recap; Offense Leads Boston to Victory, Rabil Ties John Grant Jr.'s Record

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It was a big week in the MLL as we got to see many new faces in the league. There were a ton of 2018 draft picks that were activated and playing this week as well as more NLL guys back on the field too. It was a fun week where we had some big games with big score lines. And of course there were some surprises in many games as well.

Boston Cannons 16 vs Florida Launch 15

The Boston Cannons made headlines this week with trades that involved some pretty big names. It turns out that  with those the Cannons may have found their footing, at least offensively speaking. Mark Cockerton was just traded from Ohio to Boston this week, and he has already made an impact. Cockerton lead the team with six goals in their 16-15 win against the Launch at home on Saturday. 

Florida was really lead by guys like Dylan Malloy and Kieran McArdle in this game on Saturday. Malloy put up 3 goals and 1 assist, as McArdle had 3 goals and 2 assist. The Launch would go up 4-1 in the first, but the Launch defense would not hold off Boston they got out big in the second half. 

Trevor Baptiste would get his first career goal for Boston as he made it a 4 goal lead early in the fourth. Florida would use a huge offensive push to fight all the way back and tie it up later in the fourth, Boston would be able to hang on and get their second win of the season. 

Chesapeake Bayhawks 13 vs Ohio Machine 8

The Bayhawks used their offense early to help them get out to a big lead that they would ride all game. The Machine just could not get much going as they were heavily stifled by Chesapeake's defense. Colin Heacock and Ian McKay would be the driving force behind the Bayhawks offense as they helped lead them to a 13-8 victory.

Ohio would get big games from Marcus Holman, Ryan Ambler, and Kyle Harrison but that wouldn't be enough to overcome a 37 minute scoring drought. Jake Bernhardt finally ended the drought early in the fourth quarter, but they could not put together a big enough comeback as they dropped this game 13-8 in Annapolis.

Atlanta Blaze 17 vs New York Lizards 20

In a game that was filled with offense Paul Rabil was able to tie the record form most career goals in the MLL as he got his 541st career goal. Rabil and John Grant Jr. are now tied at the top for most career MLL goals. 

This game had much more than record being broken as both teams put on a great display of offense. With Kevin Rice leading that Atlanta offense with 3 goals and 3 assist they would find themselves up 14-10 midway through the third. In that third quarter Connor Kelly and Christian Cuccinello would both record their first MLL goals for the Blaze. 

New York's offense lead by Will Manny with 5 goals and 2 assist, which tied his season high, would go on an eight-goal run in the second half to help boost them to victory. That impressive run would see Joel Tinney record his first MLL goal. The rookie out of Hopkins would have 2 goals and 1 assist in his MLL debut as the Lizards beat the Blaze 20-17 to split the season series. 

Charlotte Hounds 13 vs Denver Outlaws 16

The Outlaws hand the Hounds their second loss of the season as they beat them for the second time. It seems as if the Outlaws are the only team that knows the recipe to defeat the Hounds so far this season. 

Eric Law and Chris Cloutier would lead that Denver attack to help boost them to victory. Law put up 4 goals and Cloutier had 2 goals and 2 assist. The Outlaws defense would be able to hold off the Hounds defense early, but Matt Rambo and Ryan Brown wouldn't let that happen for too long. 

The Hounds were lead by Matt Rambo and Ryan Brown who really gave that offense a boost. Ryan Brown put up 4 goals and Matt Rambo had 3 goals and 3 assist on the night. Despite the Hounds performance they would come up short as they dropped their second game of the season, and second to the Outlaws.