Saturday, April 23, 2016

DC Breeze Lose in Double Overtime

The D.C. Breeze still have never notched a win versus the Toronto Rush. Tonight's loss is the Breeze's ninth in as many games against the Rush. Similar to two seasons ago, DC lost by 1-goal to Toronto.

DC's offense struggled to find flow the entire game while Toronto - playing its first game of the season - looked like they were in mid-season form. The Rush's precise swing passes keyed their offense. Even a bit of luck helped Toronto in the 3rd quarter.

Toronto did not make many unforced errors until the fourth quarter and the Breeze were finally able to take advantage.

DC made the game very interesting after a 15-12 halftime deficit with a comeback in the final quarter of regulation. Brad Scott made a huuuuuge defensive layout which led to DC's tying score in the fourth.

Toronto received the disc in the sudden-death 2OT and walked the disc up when Jeff Linquist broke the mark with a scoober for the (by AUDL rule) only and final score of the game, which was caught by Nathan Hirst (#27).

What an exciting game! Though, a heartbreaking loss for the home team. The DC Breeze fall to (1-1) on the season.

Rosters were not full strength as Toronto played without Mark Lloyd and DC was without Nicky Spiva, Brett Matzuka & Coach Itoh. Next week will be even more interesting as the same 2 teams match up again in Toronto.

Toronto Rush at (1-0) on the 2016 AUDL season extend their undefeated streak versus U.S.-based East Division teams to (36-0).

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