Shorthanded Outlaws Battle the Elements in Loss to DC Breeze
The Ottawa Outlaws ran into a “Tornado” in the form of the DC Breeze dropping a lopsided 28-13 decision at a very windy and hot Millennium Park Stadium on Father’s Day Sunday for the Family Day Game. For the 4th consecutive home game this year Mother Nature was in a foul mood with pre-game threats of everything from thunderstorms, hail and even a tornado warning.
The Outlaws roster was crippled by the absence of key players competing at the World Beach Ultimate Championships in Royan France including: Alec Arsenault, Kinley Gee, Matt O’Brien, Paul Renaud, Dave Hochalter, Luca Milgioretto and Dave Janssen. In addition, the Outlaws were also with Laurent Loiseau, Jordan McGregor and Leon Forest-Nault due to injuries.
The Breeze jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back cruising to a 28-13 and were clearly the better team at managing the strong wind and the heat. One of the bright spots for the Outlaws was the home field debut of Jeremy Hill who recently returned to the lineup after season ending knee surgery in 2016.
The Outlaws (2-6) now head South this weekend for a grueling double header weekend vs NY Empire (3-5) on Saturday Night and Philadelphia Phoenix (2-8) on Sunday afternoon.