The Denver Outlaws’ 22-9 win over the Boston Cannons marked their second win in a row, putting them on the right track even more after just ending a four-game losing streak last week.
In the win over Boston, Denver really got out to a hot start and saw their offense carry much of the weight as they exploded on that end of the field early on, and really rode that wave to victory. The Boston defense, who was without James Leary, couldn’t even put a dent in the Outlaws’ offensive unit.
Already up 5-1 heading into the second quarter, Denver was able to push their lead to 10-5 heading into the half. While Boston did wake up and really started to put things together, they just could not slow down Denver, especially with the play from faceoff man Max Adler and goalie Dillon Ward. Denver piled on even more in the second half, taking a 17-7 lead into the fourth quarter and fully securing that dominating 22-9 win in the fourth quarter.
A big piece of Denver’s win over Boston, and climb back from that four-game losing streak has been the play and presence of Mikie Scholsser since returning from injury. The veteran midfield has been a total difference maker for Denver since coming back and has made an impact in multiple ways. Whether its his shooting ability, feeding ability, or doing the dirty work, Scholsser is an all-around team guy that makes this Denver Outlaws’ team run like a well oiled machine.
In the win over Boston, Scholsser was “The Guy” for the Outlaws at the midfield spot that they could go to and trust that a play would be made. Also, Ryan Lee has awoken over the past two weeks and really showed fans what he has in his bag of tricks, being able to get to the middle and make things happen as a passer or a finisher. Lee gets it done all over the field and gives the Denver offense a huge advantage.
In today’s win, Schlosser tallied three points (2G/1A) while Lee went off for five goals. In addition, Dillon Ward made 11 saves off of 19 shots to help anchor the Denver defense.