Denver held a 3 - 2 lead in the first quarter before the Rattlers exploded in the second quarter, scoring eight goals to Denver’s four goals. At the half, the Rattlers lead 10 to 7.
The Rochester Rattlers played a second straight game this week, beating the Boston Cannons 21 to 9 on Sunday. This was a huge game for the Rattlers that puts them right back in playoff hunt.
Rochester’s offense came on fire without one of the best players in the MLL, Jordan Wolf, who was out due to injury.
With the win over the Outlaws, Rochester hits the road against the Atlanta Blaze next Saturday before they return home to Capelli Sport Stadium for the season finale on Saturday, August 5th against the Ohio Machine. The Rattlers beat the Machine on May 6th, 12 to 11 in Ohio.
Complete stats from the game can be found on the MLL website.
RATZ QUOTES OF THE GAME
. @MLL_Lacrosse @CocaCola Player of the Game: @RattlersLax @JohnRanagan31 4 G's in 18-12 win over the @DenverOutlaws pic.twitter.com/fOFRgjcKF2
— Lax Sports Network (@LaxSportsNet) July 21, 2017
KEY RATZ PLAYERS
John Ranagan scored four goals tonight and was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game.
Jordan MacIntosh scored four goals and had one helper against the Denver Outlaws.
Dhane Smith had six assists in the game.
Drew Simoneau came up huge again at the X, winning 18 out of 34 face-offs and picking up twelve ground balls.
Ryan McNamara, Connor Gately, and Ty Thompson each had two goals a piece. Gately and McNamara each had one assist.
Jack Near, Ned Crotty, and Joel White scored one goal each. Near and Crotty had two assists and White had one assist in the win.
Donny Moss scored his first goal of the MLL season.
Goalie John Galloway had sixteen saves on twenty eight SOGs.