9:30 a.m., May 9)
Outlaws drop home opener to Toronto Rush
By Fred Sherwin
Ottawa Outlaws ultimate disc team came out
on the wrong end of a 24-21 final against
the Toronto Rusk last Saturday, playing for
the first time at Millennium Park. Fred Sherwin/Photo
the sport of ultimate is your preferred spectator sport,
then the Cumberland Millennium Sports Park will be your
favourite destination this spring and summer.
east end sports facility is the home of the Ottawa Outlaws
ultimate disc team which will be playing seven home games
on the artificial turf field that borders Trim Road.
will be the organizations third year in the American
Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) and first season with home
base in Ottawas east end.
splitting their first two games on the road against American
competition, the Outlaws played their home opener on Saturday
against the Toronto Rush.
their season opener on April 29, the Outlaws fell 29-24
to the (Washington) DC Breeze. The following day, Ottawa
registered their first win of the young campaign with
a 29-26 victory over the Philadelphia Phoenix.
at Millennium Park for the first time, the Outlaws lost
24-21 in a highly entertaining back and forth affair.
a rainy day that featured spor-adic downpours and strong
winds, the poor weather didnt dampen the spirits
of the crowd that showed up to cheer on the Outlaws.
adverse conditions did keep the score down in the first
two quarters as players from both sides tried to gauge
the wind gusts in their attempt to make accurate passes
with the disc. Footing was also a major issue on the artificial
turf which became very slippery as a result of all the
the first quarter the score was tied 3-3 with both teams
misfiring on several goal scoring attempts.
second frame wasnt much better with the Outlaws
and Rush ringing up four goals apiece to end the first
half deadlocked 7-7.
slight improvement in the playing conditions during the
second half enabled the athletes to demonstrate their
passing and receiving skills. As a result, Toronto struck
for nine goals in the third frame while Ottawa countered
with seven of their own to make the score 16-14 with the
final quarter still to be contested.
last 12 minutes of the match saw the Rush continue to
attack, improving their advantage to three goals by the
time the final whistle blew.
the loss, Alec Arsenault and Paul Renaud were impressive
for the Outlaws as they led the Ottawa scoring attack
with four goals apiece.
Outlaws next home game is on Wednesday, May 23when the
Philadelphia Phoenix pay a visit to Millennium Park.
time is scheduled for 6 p.m. For more information about
the Outlaws or to pre-purchase tickets visit http://ottawaoutlaws.com/
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