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Denver Outlaws outlast New York Lizards in MLL season opener

The Denver Outlaws defeated the New York Lizards 11-9 in the first game of the Major League Lacrosse 2019 season.

Denver Outlaws defeat New York Lizards

New York Lizards at Denver Outlaws

Denver used a seven-point third quarter to propel them to victory in the first game of the 2019 MLL season. Outlaws goalie, Dillion Ward, made 19 saves in the contest, stifling the Lizards’ new-look offense that includes two former Tewaaraton Award winners, Rob Pannell and Dylan Molloy, as well as numerous MLL all-stars.

No Lizard recorded more than two points on the evening. Rookie Brendan Kavanagh led the Outlaws with four points (2G, 2A), including the game-winning goal in his debut against New York. Denver will look to the Hofstra grad to help replace the offensive output lost to player movement to the new PLL.

Denver Outlaws 11, New York Lizards 9

Adam Moore is a Delco native, co-founder/host of Pro Lacrosse Talk and managing editor of Lacrosse Playground. He also has a passion for sports history and serves as Lacrosse Playground's creative director. Adam has been writing on lacrosse for more than a decade and has been published online with The Capital Gazette and US Lacrosse Magazine. Adam played four years of college lacrosse as a goaltender for Elizabethtown College. When he’s not covering pro lacrosse, he can be found coaching at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore and watching Philadelphia sports.

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