If the Denver Outlaws are going to defend their 2016 MLL title, they’ll have to beat a team that so far in 2017 has had their number.
The top-seeded Outlaws (9-5) will host the Rochester Rattlers (8-6) in Major League Lacrosse’s semifinals on Saturday at the University of Denver’s Peter Barton Stadium (2:30 p.m. faceoff). The defending-champion Outlaws enter the playoffs as the top seed for the fifth time in team history, a figure that ranks first in MLL history.
The Outlaws lost both regular-season games to the Rochester Rattlers, falling 16-15 in Week 6 and 18-12 in Week 12. Attackman and 2016 Championship Game MVP Eric Law finished the regular season with 52 points (32 goals, 20 assists) to finish tied for first in MLL. Attackman Mike Bocklet ranked second in the league with 37 goals.
The Ohio Machine and Florida Launch will face off in the other semifinal game in Obetz, Ohio. The winner of both games will advance to the MLL Championship, set for Saturday, Aug. 19 in Frisco, Texas.
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