Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws (10-3) Defeat Rochester Rattlers 17-12 On Aug 4 To Secure Berth In 2012 MLL Championship Weekend

Playing their third straight road game, the Denver Outlaws (10-3) used a four-goal performance from midfielder Peet Poillon to remain tied for first place in the Major League Lacrosse standings by posting a 17-12 victory over the Rochester Rattlers (7-6) at Sahlen’s Stadium on Saturday night.

With the win, the Outlaws clinched a berth in the 2012 MLL Championship Weekend presented by Warrior while staying tied with the Chesapeake Bayhawks in first place in the standings. The two teams will meet for the regular season title and the top seed in the postseason next Saturday in Annapolis.

After attackman Steven Boyle gave Rochester a 1-0 lead just over a minute into the first quarter, the Outlaws answered by scoring four of the next five goals to gain a 4-2 advantage with 2:12 remaining in the period.

Midfielder Roy Lang trimmed the margin to 4-3 when he scored an unassisted goal with 1:14 left before Denver scored twice in the final 43 seconds of the quarter, upping their lead to 6-3.

Attackman Kevin Leveille converted a pass from attackman Ned Crotty just 41 seconds into the second quarter for the Rattlers before a pair of goals by Poillon, including a two-point marker, extended the Denver advantage to 9-4 with 5:21 left in the first half.

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