Struggling to find the back of the net, the Launch were held to a season-low four goals against the Atlanta Blaze in a 17-4 loss on the road Saturday night.
Despite starting off in a back-and-forth shooting match with the Blaze, the Launch quickly lost traction in the second quarter. After three early goals from Nick Mariano, Chazz Woodson and Tim Edwards kept the Launch even with the Blaze through the final seconds of the first, the Blaze quickly took the advantage over the Launch, holding them scoreless in the second quarter.
Entering the second half with a 6-3 deficit, Florida’s hopes of closing the scoring gap were quickly thwarted by an unwavering Blaze offense, who went on an eight goal scoring streak that lasted well into the third quarter. Defenseman Alec Tulett broke the Launch’s scoring drought with a goal late in the third, closing out the Launch’s scoring.
In the cage, Austin Kaut remained consistent, saving 17 out of 32 goals for a .531 save percentage.
The Launch return to FAU Stadium on July 15 to take on the Chesapeake Bayhawks. During halftime, the Launch will honor lacrosse legend and former player Casey Powell by retiring his No. 22. For tickets, call 561-923-9067 or visit floridalaunchlacrosse.com/tickets.