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Denver Outlaws Top Rochester Rattlers 12-11 To Claim 2014 MLL Championship; 6-1 Fourth Quarter Run Earns Team First Title In Nine Seasons


The Denver Outlaws outscored the Rochester Rattlers 6-1 in the fourth quarter to win the franchise’s first MLL Championship. Drew Snider scored the game-winning goal with 56 seconds left in the game, to seal the 12-11 victory for the team and earn them the Steinfeld Trophy. It was Denver’s fifth MLL Championship appearance in nine years as a franchise. The Outlaws are the only MLL franchise to make the playoffs in each year of existence. John Grant Jr. was named the Coca Cola Championship Final MVP for his three-goal, four-point performance tonight. Chris Bocklet started the scoring, netting a goal 19 seconds into the first quarter—the quickest goal in MLL Championship history since 2005, the earliest year statistical information was available for. The Rattlers answered with five straight goals to close out the first quarter, and took a 5-1 lead into the second. Domenic Sebastiani ended the scoring drought for Denver, to cut the Rochester lead to 5-2 early in the second quarter. Denver capitalized on a man-up opportunity after Rochester’s John Lade was called for pushing, as Bocklet netted his second goal of the night. Junior continued the scoring for Denver, working the crease to sneak one by Rochester goalie John Galloway and cutting the Rochester lead to 6-4 heading into halftime. Faceoff specialist Anthony Kelly was 8-12 (.667) in the first half, playing despite injuring his Achilles and missing the last two games before playoffs. He finished the game 14-25 (.560) on faceoffs. Rochester scored two in the third to extend its lead to 8-4. Eric Law worked the crease, showing off some Junior-like moves, to net his first goal of the night and make it 8-5. Rochester answered with a goal of their own, but Sieverts found net to make it 9-6. Rochester added one more to end the third quarter and take a 10-6 lead into the final quarter of play. Junior netted two goals early in the fourth, including his signature behind-the-back move, to cut Rochester’s lead to 10-8. On the team’s next offensive possession, Junior dished it off to Law in front of the goal for the team’s third goal in a row, to make it 10-9—the narrowest Rochester lead since early in the first quarter.

The Denver Outlaws outscored the Rochester Rattlers 6-1 in the fourth quarter to win the franchise’s first MLL Championship. Drew Snider scored the game-winning goal with 56 seconds left in the game, to seal the 12-11 victory for the team and earn them the Steinfeld Trophy.
It was Denver’s fifth MLL Championship appearance in nine years as a franchise. The Outlaws are the only MLL franchise to make the playoffs in each year of existence.
John Grant Jr. was named the Coca Cola Championship Final MVP for his three-goal, four-point performance tonight.
Chris Bocklet started the scoring, netting a goal 19 seconds into the first quarter—the quickest goal in MLL Championship history since 2005, the earliest year statistical information was available for.
The Rattlers answered with five straight goals to close out the first quarter, and took a 5-1 lead into the second.
Domenic Sebastiani ended the scoring drought for Denver, to cut the Rochester lead to 5-2 early in the second quarter. Denver capitalized on a man-up opportunity after Rochester’s John Lade was called for pushing, as Bocklet netted his second goal of the night.
Junior continued the scoring for Denver, working the crease to sneak one by Rochester goalie John Galloway and cutting the Rochester lead to 6-4 heading into halftime.
Faceoff specialist Anthony Kelly was 8-12 (.667) in the first half, playing despite injuring his Achilles and missing the last two games before playoffs. He finished the game 14-25 (.560) on faceoffs.
Rochester scored two in the third to extend its lead to 8-4. Eric Law worked the crease, showing off some Junior-like moves, to net his first goal of the night and make it 8-5. Rochester answered with a goal of their own, but Sieverts found net to make it 9-6. Rochester added one more to end the third quarter and take a 10-6 lead into the final quarter of play.
Junior netted two goals early in the fourth, including his signature behind-the-back move, to cut Rochester’s lead to 10-8. On the team’s next offensive possession, Junior dished it off to Law in front of the goal for the team’s third goal in a row, to make it 10-9—the narrowest Rochester lead since early in the first quarter.

Denver Outlaws Face Rochester Rattlers In 2014 MLL Championship Game On Aug 23; Look To Win First Title In 9 Years In Rematch 2008 Final


The Outlaws and the Rattlers will face each other in the final competition of the season to see who will take home the Steinfeld Trophy at the 2014 MLL Championship. Last Time Out: In a back and forth game, the Outlaws managed to edge the New York Lizards out of the playoffs with a 14-13 win in the semifinals in Denver last weekend. The Ohio Machine was also ousted as the Rattlers made an incredible comeback to defeat the Machine 15-11 in Rochester. Three Storylines: Flash Back: Since both the Outlaws and the Rattlers have been around, the teams have met a total of ten times between the regular season and playoffs.  If you’re looking to their competitive history for a peak into the future, their record will only add to the anticipation. The teams are 5-5 in all competitions when it comes to victories playing each other. While the teams have an even overall record, fans who remember the championship game of 2008 know that Denver has some redeeming to do.  The last time the two teams saw each other in the final battle of the season, the Rattlers defeated Denver in a 16-6 blowout.  Will Denver fail again, or will the tables turn on Rochester? Break The Curse: It is no surprise that the Outlaws have found themselves in the playoffs this year. They have made it to the post season each of the nine years the team has been in the league. Despite four semi-final and four final game appearances, the Outlaws have never won a championship. Maybe this will be their year. The Magic Touch: Denver’s coach B.J. O’Hara has a chance to become the only MLL head coach to win championships with two separate teams. O’Hara won his first season title coaching the Rattlers when they defeated the Outlaws in 2008. If Denver can capture the Steinfeld Trophy this weekend, perhaps it is O’Hara who has the magic touch.

The Outlaws and the Rattlers will face each other in the final competition of the season to see who will take home the Steinfeld Trophy at the 2014 MLL Championship.
Last Time Out:
In a back and forth game, the Outlaws managed to edge the New York Lizards out of the playoffs with a 14-13 win in the semifinals in Denver last weekend. The Ohio Machine was also ousted as the Rattlers made an incredible comeback to defeat the Machine 15-11 in Rochester.
Three Storylines:
Flash Back: Since both the Outlaws and the Rattlers have been around, the teams have met a total of ten times between the regular season and playoffs. If you’re looking to their competitive history for a peak into the future, their record will only add to the anticipation. The teams are 5-5 in all competitions when it comes to victories playing each other. While the teams have an even overall record, fans who remember the championship game of 2008 know that Denver has some redeeming to do. The last time the two teams saw each other in the final battle of the season, the Rattlers defeated Denver in a 16-6 blowout. Will Denver fail again, or will the tables turn on Rochester?
Break The Curse: It is no surprise that the Outlaws have found themselves in the playoffs this year. They have made it to the post season each of the nine years the team has been in the league. Despite four semi-final and four final game appearances, the Outlaws have never won a championship. Maybe this will be their year.
The Magic Touch: Denver’s coach B.J. O’Hara has a chance to become the only MLL head coach to win championships with two separate teams. O’Hara won his first season title coaching the Rattlers when they defeated the Outlaws in 2008. If Denver can capture the Steinfeld Trophy this weekend, perhaps it is O’Hara who has the magic touch.

Major League Lacrosse: “2014 MLL Championship Game” Scheduled For August 23 In Kennesaw, GA


Major League Lacrosse 2014 Championship Atlanta

Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, in conjunction with the Atlanta Sports Council and Kennesaw State University, announced Fifth Third Bank Stadium, in Kennesaw, Ga., as the venue for the 2014 MLL Championship Game on August 23.
“We are thrilled to return to Fifth Third Bank Stadium and the Atlanta region,” said MLL Commissioner David Gross. “We believe in the growth of the sport in the area and having the Championship Game there is the next step as we contemplate future expansion.”
Last season, over four thousand fans traveled to Fifth Third Bank Stadium to witness the Rochester Rattlers take on the Boston Cannons in the first ever MLL game in Georgia. The game’s success paved the way for the League to entertain bringing one of its marquee events back to the area as it looks to expand.
“What a great compliment it is for Major League Lacrosse to think that highly of our facility, staff and community to want to host the Championship Game in Kennesaw,” said Vaughn Williams, Athletic Director at KSU. “We are excited and honored to be a part of the MLL season finale.”
The 2014 MLL Championship Game in the Atlanta region is a joint effort of MLL, the Atlanta Sports Council a division of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Cobb Sports Alliance and the local business community.
The Atlanta Sports Council has played a role in helping to attract and support more than 50 major sporting events to the Atlanta region, including Super Bowls XXVIII and XXXIV, the Centennial Olympic Games, two NCAA Women’s Final Fours and three NCAA Men’s Final Fours.
“Metro Atlanta has a strong affinity for lacrosse, both at the participant and fan levels, so it’s only fitting that Kennesaw State University hosts the 2014 MLL championship game,” said Dan Corso, executive director of the Atlanta Sports Council. “We are excited to play a role in organizing the event and look forward to a terrific game.”