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Florida Launch Win Home Finale, Strengthen Playoff Push!

via the Launch web site

Author’s Note:  Getting the job done!  Saturday in Boston will be must watch for the Launch!  Stay tuned to see if we can put together a place for local Launch fans to watch the team go to clinch their first playoff slot!

The Launch silenced the Charlotte Hounds in a decisive 18-12 victory as they closed out their home schedule for the 2017 season.

After dropping their first meeting to the Hounds, the Launch stepped out onto the field with redemption in mind. A six-goal scoring run in the second half headed by rookie Dylan Molloy (6G, 1A) gave the Launch substantial momentum that kept them in the lead indefinitely.

With Will Gural dominating at the X, going 19 for 30, the Launch put on one of their best offensive performances of the season. Point leader Molloy went on a three-goal scoring streak to kick off the second quarter that played a monumental role is his career-best performance. His dominating presence on the field earned him Coca-Cola Player of the Game honors.

Goalie Austin Kaut’s performance in the cage kept the Launch alive, tallying a staggering 22 saves against the Hounds.

With their win over the Hounds, the Launch are the third team in the MLL this season to reach seven wins, just behind the Ohio Machine and the Denver Outlaws. The Launch finish their home schedule with a 5-2 record.

The Launch will look to solidify their playoff berth next Saturday, July 29 in their regular season finale against the Boston Cannons.

Check out this exclusive postgame interview with team captain Steven Brooks: