Team Warrior Wins 41-Point MLL All-Star Game
BOSTON, MA (July 9, 2011) - The Major League Lacrosse All-Stars faced each other at Harvard Stadium tonight in front of 11,186 fans for the 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game. Team Authority took on Team Warrior in one of the biggest battles of the season.
With the top 39 athletes in the league, the game was a close one with Team Warrior taking a significant lead in the third quarter. Team Authority was able to come back in the fourth within one, but Team Warrior inched past their opponents as Stephen Peyser scored the game winning goal at 12:11. The final score was 21-20.
Team Warrior was able to spread the wealth amongst their talented team with 10 different players scoring throughout the game. Denver's Brendan Mundorf and Boston's Brad Ross were able to tally four points apiece during the game. Ross scored from long range as well.
For Team Authority, Michael Kimmel was named the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game for his spectacular 9 point performance on five goals including three two-point goals. This broke the MLL All-Star record for points. Nine other players contributed to the scoreboard as well for Team Authority.
The half time Bud Light Skills Competition was full of action with the fastest shot, the freestyle contest and the all new goalie gauntlet. This year's winners were Kyle Hartzell for fastest shot with a 102 mph shot, Boston Cannons' midfielder Paul Rabil who won the freestyle competition for jumping over a blue Ford car while scoring a goal, and Denver Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman who won the goalie gauntlet with an impressive 21 second time.
This year MLL chose two lucky fans through the "Ultimate MLL Fan Fantasy Contest" to become captains of the All-Star Game. Michael Hatala of Glen Cove, NY and Nathan Solomon of Alpharetta, Georgia were the lucky winners. They were able to hand pick their teams during Friday night's selection party on the field at Harvard Stadium. Solomon fronted Team Warrior with Head Coach Brendan Kelly of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, while Hatala fronted Team Authority with Head Coach Bill Daye of the Boston Cannons.