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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: Denver Outlaws Top Rochester Rattlers 12-9 To Remain Undefeated


Denver Outlaws vs Rochester Rattlers

The Denver Outlaws defeated the Rochester Rattlers 12-9 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester. The Outlaws won their 11th game of the season and their 17th straight regular season game.
Denver got out to a quick start in the early game, with a 2-point goal from Jeremy Sieverts. The Outlaws led the Rattlers 5-2 after the first period with additional goals from Terry Kimener, Brendan Mundorf and Eric Law.
The Outlaws slowed in the second quarter, only getting a pair of goals from Chris Bocklet. The Rattlers answered with 3 goals of their own and brought the score to 7-5 at halftime.
The Outlaws got a quick goal in the 2nd half, the hat trick for Bocklet for his 35th goal of the season. The Outlaws would stretch their lead to 5 with goals from Turri and Pennington, but didn’t score in the last 10 minutes of the 3rd quarter. Rochester answered with 2 goals to bring the score to 10-7 after 3 quarters.
The fourth quarter was a nail-biter for Outlaws fans, as the Rattlers scored the first 2 goals of the quarter to bring Rochester within 1. Mundorf ended the Rattlers 4 goal run and the Outlaws scoring drought with a goal with 9:52 to play in the game to bring the score to 11-9. Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman played the rest of the quarter flawlessly and had some big saves to secure the Oultaws win. The Outlaws finished with an easy goal for Kimener to bring the final score to 12-9 and maintain the Outlaws perfect season thus far.

Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws (10-0) Travel To Rochester Rattlers On July 20


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Major League Lacrosse: Denver Outlaws (4-0) Win May 18 Home Opener 20-7 Over Rochester Rattlers


Denver Outlaws vs Rochester Rattlers 20-7 win

Five Outlaws had multiple-goal games in the Denver Outlaws’ (4-0) home opener Saturday, lifting them to a 20-7 victory against the Rochester Rattlers (1-3). Saturday’s contest marked the Outlaws’ 11th time scoring 20 or more goals in a game in franchise history.
“We’re definitely excited to be back [home],” said Chris Bocklet, who was named the Player of the Game. “We played so well today because we wanted to give the fans a good show.”
Bocklet—who led all scorers with six goals—matched his career high, which he set in the Outlaws’ season opener against the Charlotte Hounds on April 27. The attackman also added two assists for a career-best eight points. Jeremy Boltus and Brendan Mundorf added four goals apiece.
“This team is very unselfish,” Mundorf said. “We all share the ball. Everyone can dodge and create, and everyone can finish. That makes us hard to stop and creates a lot of guys scoring points.”
The Outlaws’ unselfish play was on display from the opening whistle. Bocklet scored the first goal of the game off an assist from Drew Snider 1:35 into the contest. Rob Rotanz answered with an unassisted tally to tie the game at one. Following Rotanz’ goal, Mundorf netted back-to-back goals to give the Outlaws a 3-1 lead. With 12 seconds remaining in the first quarter, Bocklet notched his second tally of the game on a powerplay.
In the second period, the Rattlers’ Jordan MacIntosh narrowed the Outlaws’ advantage to two before Bocklet responded with his third goal of the game. After a tally from the Rattlers’ Kevin Leveille, the Outlaws rattled off four consecutive goals—including Bocklet’s fourth score and two tallies from Jeremy Boltus in the final minute of the half—to take a 9-3 lead heading into the locker room.

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Major League Lacrosse: Video Highlights Of Denver Outlaws 17-12 Win Over Rochester Rattlers On Aug 4


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.

For more:  http://www.laxmagazine.com/mll/2011-12/news/080412_denver_beats_rochester_to_clinch_playoff_spot