July 14, 2021
The Breeze took down an undefeated team for the second week in a row this past weekend in Atlanta, defeating the Hustle 19-14. The previous week—and in their last home game—the Breeze defeated the defending champion New York Empire, crushing their 18-game win streak dating back to the start of 2019.
A team built around 2018 AUDL MVP Rowan McDonnell, the Breeze have had several players step into bigger roles this year and it has led to a five-game win streak, the longest in the league this season. 22-year-old Jonny Malks is playing like an early season MVP candidate; of all players with 200-plus completions, Malks has the highest completion percentage (98.2 percent) and he leads the Breeze in assists with 20. 21-year-old AJ Merriman is tied for third in the league in blocks with 13, and he’s turned 47 offensive touches into 10 assists, nine goals, and over 1,000 total yards.
Tickets for this game are available at the official team store.