Denver Outlaws Beat Barrage 15 - 13

Denver Outlaws Beat Barrage 15 - 13

Postby Sonny on Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:50 am

Denver - Midfielder Brian Langtry scored four goals and added an assist to lead the Denver Outlaws (5-4) to their third win in the last four games, a 15-13 victory over the defending MLL champion Philadelphia Barrage (6-3) at INVESCO Field at Mile High on Saturday evening. The loss snapped the Barrage's three-game win streak and allowed the Outlaws to avenge a loss against Philadelphia in last year's New Balance MLL Championship Game.

Attackman Drew Westervelt gave the Outlaws a 1-0 lead just 1:18 into the first quarter by converting a feed from midfielder Benson Erwin, but the Barrage countered with three straight goals to take a two-goal lead. However, the Outlaws responded with a three-goal run, including Westervelt's second goal of the quarter, to regain the one-goal edge with 1:05 left in the first stanza.

After the teams traded a pair of goals, the Outlaws extended their advantage to 8-5 with back-to-back goals from Langtry and attackman Brendan Mundorf, but the Barrage answered with tallies from rookie attackman Ian Dingman and Michael Springer, narrowing the margin to 8-7 at the intermission.

The teams traded goals four times during the third quarter, including a pair of goals by Denver midfielder Josh Sims, before the Outlaws put together a three-goal rally to begin the fourth quarter. Langtry scored on an unassisted goal just 26 seconds into the period before attackman Matt Brown recorded a pair of markers, giving Denver a 15-11 lead. Springer scored a two-point goal with 1:08 left to cut the margin to 15-13, but the Barrage were unable to complete the comeback.

Langtry was named the Bud Light MVP for his five-point performance while Brown added three goals. Goalkeeper Trevor Tierney made 17 saves for the Outlaws, who out shot Philadelphia by a 53-44 margin. Springer led Philadelphia in a losing effort with four goals, including a two-pointer, while attackman Ryan Boyle scored a goal and added three assists. Goalkeeper Brian Dougherty made 21 saves, including 15 in the first half, for the Barrage.

Next up for the Outlaws is a July 28 road game against the Long Island Lizards. Denver looks to get on a roll with a win in Long Island and make a playoff push as the season winds down.

Philadelphia (6-3) 4-3-4-2 / 13
Denver (5-4) 4-4-4-3 / 15

One-Point Goals:
PHI - Michael Springer 3, Ian Dingman 2, Matt Striebel 2, Jed Prossner 2, Roy Colsey 1, Ryan Boyle 1.
DEN - Brian Langtry 4, Matt Brown 3, Brendan Mundorf 2, Josh Sims 2, Drew Westervelt 2, Matt Hanna 1, Scott Sowanick 1.

Two-Point Goals:
PHI - Michael Springer 1.

PHI - Ryan Boyle 3, Bobby Horsey 1.
DEN - Brendan Mundorf 1, Brian Langtry 1, Drew Westervelt 1, Jeff Sonke 1, Benson Erwin 1.

PHI - Brian Dougherty 21 (60:00, 15 goals allowed).
DEN - Trevor Tierney 17 (57:50, 12 goals allowed), Jesse Schwartzman 1 (2:10, 0 goals allowed).

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