Three games took place during week eleven of the MLL season, and they all went down on Saturday night.
In week eleven, the Atlanta Blaze defeated the New York Lizards 14-13 in overtime, the Boston Cannons took down the Chesapeake Bayhwks 12-11, and the Dallas Rattlers defeated the Denver Outlaws 17-12 to expand their win streak.
Here are some players that really stood out during week eleven of the MLL season.
OFFENSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
Yet again, Lyle Thompson put on another stellar performance this weekend and showed everyone why he is in fact one of the best players in the world. In Chesapeake’s one-goal loss against Boston, Thompson really was the leader and did it all for the Bayhawks on the offensive end.
The attackman tallied seven points (3G/4A) in Saturday’s loss, getting it done as a goal scorer and a feeder. It was just another typical Lyle show as his greatness was one again on display.
DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK
Despite the loss, the New York Lizards actually looked good on both ends of the field on Saturday night against Atlanta. One of the main factors as to why they were able to stay so close with the fiery Atlanta offense was due to the play of LSM Alex Spring.
Spring was able to help slow down the Atlanta offense in set 6v6 situations, as well as in transition. The LSM really aided New York on the defensive end and ultimately gave them a boost on the offensive end, as well. It was an all-around great effort from Spring on Saturday night.
The LSM ended with a total of three caused turnovers and seven ground balls in the loss.
GOALIE OF THE WEEK
Dallas Rattlers goalie Sean Sconone showed up on Saturday night in Dallas’ win against Denver. The rookie goalie looked poised once again, and helped to keep the Dallas defense in sync as they made their way to their fourth consecutive win of the season.
Sconone really helped anchor the Dallas defense, ending the game with a total of 14 saves off of 26 shots on goals.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Boston Cannons rookie LSM Rylan Rees was one of the better rookies in week eleven of the season. Rees has looked great all season, being able to make an impact on both ends of the field for the Cannons.
On Saturday night, Rees helped lead Boston to a 12-11 win over Chesapeake, and it was his play in the middle of the field that really made the difference. Rees ended the game with a total of four ground balls.