During the second week of the 2019 MLL season we saw just two games, but both very very highly competitive at that. Both games saw some unreal performances from both sides, individually and team wise.
Offensive Performance Of The Week
In their 16-10 road win against Dallas the Boston Cannons offense was on fire. A big reason for that was the production from Kyle Jackson. The attackman was a scoring machine on Sunday, scoring four goals in the win.
Jackson and the entire Boston offense has really take off early in the season as they now sit at 2-0.
Defensive Performance Of The Week
While the Dallas defensive unit as a whole didn’t put up that great of a performance last week Jake Pulver was the outlier for that unit. Pulver was able to lock down his man and was quick on slides, trying all he could to help out the Rattlers on the defensive end.
Pulver caused 3 turnovers in the Rattlers 16-10 home loss against the Boston Cannons on Sunday. Pulver really was the chameleon for the Dallas offense, making play seemingly out of nowhere.
Goalie Of The Week
A big part of the Boston Cannons win over the Dallas Rattlers on Sunday was the impressive play in goal they got from Nick Marrocco. The goalie stood on his head all game, anchoring the Boston defense.
Marrocco made 15 saves off of 25 shots on goal in the win for Boston.
Rookie Of The Week
Each week of the MLL season there are rookies that step up and play huge parts in their team’s performance. This past week Chris Aslanian broke through once again, helping the Outlaws take down the Blaze in Atlanta.
In the win, Aslanian tallied 3 points (2G,1A). The Hobart product and second round draft pick has had a very good start to his MLL career, tallying 6 points in his first two games with the Outlaws.
Fantastic Faceoff Man
Rookie Alex Woodall had his second battle with Max Adler this past weekend as the Blaze and Outlaws battled it out on Saturday night. In his second MLL game and second time against Adler, one of the league’s best, Woodall faired very well.
The rookie went 52% at the faceoff dot, winning 18-34 faceoffs. Woodall was crucial early on in the game, helping Atlanta spark early offense.
The biggest storyline coming out of week two was John Grant Jr. breaking the MLL career points record. The 44 year old veteran who just came out of retirement a few weeks ago tallied 3 points (1G,2A) to help get his 597th career point, breaking the record previously held by former Lizards midfielder Paul Rabil.
Grant’s efforts not only earned him the title of all-time point scorer in MLL history, but also helped the Outlaws get the win, beating Atlanta 18-16.