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Kaut (@sprlax) gets 16 saves to help MLL stars down Team USA, 15-14, on OT in All-Star Game

Saturday, 30th June 2018

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 6/30/18
From Press Release

Will Manny capped a six-goal rally with the game-winning goal in overtime and Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco, Penn State, Florida Launch) had 16 saves, lifting the MLL All-Stars to a 15-14 win over Team USA in the MLL All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium on Thursday night.

The win ended a three-game losing streak for the MLL All-Stars against Team USA in a rivalry game that has been played every four years since 2006.

Trailing 14-8 nine minutes into the fourth quarter, Mike Manley started the rally for the MLL All-Stars with his only goal of the night. Tallies from Connor Buczek, Mike Chanenchuk and Kevin Rice brought the deficit to one goal with three minutes left in regulation.

Launch midfielder Connor Buczek unloaded a shot with 13 seconds left in regulation that beat Jack Kelly and sent the game into overtime.

The overtime period featured some back-and-forth turnovers before Manny scored his third goal of the game to give the MLL team the victory. Manny, who also added an assist, was named the game’s MVP.

John Haus led the U.S. team with three goals while Rob Pannell, Tom Schreiber (Princeton) and Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion) each scored twice.

The U.S. team, which trained during the week in Massachusetts, will head to Israel in just over a week for the Federation of International Lacrosse Men’s World Championship. The U.S. opens against the Iroquois Nationals on July 12.

“It’s been a dream of mine forever,” said Wolf, the 2010 Co-Player of the Year with Kaut. “I can’t believe it’s already here. It’s been a two-year process to make this. I could not be more excited to represent my country to represent my family and myself and hopefully bring the gold back to the U.S.”

Team USA face-off specialist Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco, Penn State) won 7 of 14 at the X and defenseman Tucker Durkin (La Salle, Bryn Athyn coach) had two groundballs and a caused turnover.

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