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Outlaws outlast Monarchs in first ALL Championship

Outlaws outlast Monarchs in first ALL Championship

OSHAWA – The inaugural season of the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) came to a climax at the Tribute Communities Centre Sunday evening with an exciting Championship game between the Toronto Monarchs and the Oshawa Outlaws. The Outlaws lifted the ALL Cup for the very first time after defeating the Monarchs 11-10 that wasn’t decided until the final

OSHAWA – The inaugural season of the Arena Lacrosse League (ALL) came to a climax at the Tribute Communities Centre Sunday evening with an exciting Championship game between the Toronto Monarchs and the Oshawa Outlaws.

The Outlaws lifted the ALL Cup for the very first time after defeating the Monarchs 11-10 that wasn’t decided until the final minute of the game.

It was 4-4 at the half, and 7-6 for the Monarchs after three quarters. The Monarchs pulled ahead 9-6 before the Outlaws unleashed a five-goals barrage to take an 11-9 margin.

The semi final was played at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa to determine who would be playing for the inaugural Championship. The Six Nations Snipers were eliminated 14-11 by the Toronto Monarchs, Saturday.

Toronto has improved dramatically from the beginning of the season bringing on a lot of speed and discipline.

Torrey VanEvery scored from Craig Point and Quinn Powless to give the Snipers an early 1-0 lead which Luke Laszkiewicz made 2-0 three minutes later. The Monarchs’ Jordan Dance answered with back-to-back goals to erase the Six Nations lead before the end of the quarter.

Toronto kept the pressure on in the second taking a 7-5 lead to the dressing room at halftime. Tyler Albrecht, Patrick Corbett and Roger Vyse scored for Six Nations.

The second half opened well for the Snipers with Corbett, Vyse and Layne Smith taking an 8-7 lead by the 7:28 mark of the third quarter, but the Monarchs led 10-9 at the end of the third quarter.

With 15 minutes left to play, VanEvery made it a new game at 10-10 at 1:01. But the Snipers could not contain Jordan Dance and Seth Laidlaw who each scored two fourth quarter goals for Toronto. Brier Jonathan scored Six Nations’ last goal of the season at 8:43.

In semi-final action, the Paris RiverWolves lost to the St. Catharines ShockWave at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) April 6.

Paris took a 4-2 first quarter lead But the ShockWave struck with seven goals in the second frame to take a 9-7 lead into the second half. St. Catharines applied steady pressure the rest of the way to lead 13-10 at the three-quarter mark.

The Toronto Monarchs celebrated a 13-10 win over the Peterborough Timbermen in the second Arena Lacrosse League Quarter-Final.

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Jim Windle is a veteran news and sports reporter who has been published in a number of mediums and publications. contact Jim: windlejim@rocketmail.com

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