Tim Outwater has become adept at outmaneuvering and, often, just overpowering the defender in front of him. With his size, strength and quickness, he can dominate down low and has become an anchor for Millbrook.
Kind of reads like a description of an offensive lineman, huh?
Because it is. But those same attributes that have allowed Outwater to dominate as a power-blocking left tackle also help him excel as a lacrosse attack.
Case in point…
Outwater scored six goals to lead the host Blazers in a 17-8 win over John S. Burke Catholic on Tuesday.
“He’s a big guy and we’ve been encouraging him to take it to the net more,” Millbrook coach Rob Gelhoff said of Outwater, who is 6-foot-4, 240 pounds. “Sometimes we take his size and speed for granted, then we see him run and dodge on a defender, we’re quickly reminded how lucky we are to have him.”
And how much of a, eh-hem, tall order it is for defenders attempting to stop him.
The Blazers erupted offensively against Burke, with Marcus Garnot racking up three goals and four assists. Zeke Kopliak added three goals and two assists and Christian Williams scored three times for Millbrook (4-5).
Alex Censi had two goals and an assist, Dylan Madison and Ryan Olmstead each scored twice and Matt Castagnozzi made four saves.
“It’s encouraging that the scoring was balanced,” Gelhoff said. “Any time we have a big win, I rush to check the scorebook. It’s great to see everyone getting involved.”
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