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Rattlers win third in a row, topping Atlanta Blaze on Saturday night

July 29, 2017
ROCHESTER, NY (July 29, 2017) — The Rochester Rattlers win their third straight, beating the Atlanta Blaze 11 to 7. The Rattlers continue their playoff psuh with a big win over the Blaze on Saturday night. Denver, Ohio and Florida have all clinched playoff spots. The Rattlers move to 7 & 6 on the 2017 season.

The Rattlers led 3 to 2 after one quarter of play and scored three more goals in the second quarter. Rochester led 6 to 5 at the half.

Ty Thompson led the Rattlers with two goals and one assist on the evening while John Galloway made 17 saves in the win. Matt Dunn had a huge night for the Rattlers keeping Randy Staats off the board and also scoring one goal. Ryan McNamara continued his streak of goal scoring with two goals against the Blaze. Connor Gately also scored one goal and had two assists for the Rattlers and continued to play well while Jordan Wolf sat out due to injury.

Donny Moss had the highlight ESPN Sports Center Top 10 goal of the night:

With the victory over the Blaze, Rochester returns home for the season finale to square off against the Ohio Machine on August 5th at 7:00 PM.

Complete stats from the game can be found on the MLL website


“Galloway kept us in the game at the end.” - Head Coach Tim Soudan

John Galloway was named "Coca-Cola Player of the Game". Here is John's interview after the game:


Ty Thompson (Albany) scored scored two goals and one assist.
Ryan McNamara (Marquette) scored two goals in the win.
Matt Dunn (Maryland) scored his first MLL goal of the season. 
Conor Gately (Marquette) and Jack Curran (Villanova) each scored one goal and had one assist.

Joel White, Kip Orban, and Donny Moss each scored one goal.
Goalie John Galloway had 17 saves on 22 SOGs and was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game. .