ROCHESTER, NY (July 25, 2014) The Rochester Rattlers return home this weekend in a first place tie (8-3 with Denver) and riding an undefeated home winning streak this season. They take on the visiting 4 thplace Charlotte Hounds (4-7), who come to town on a two game losing streak. Both teams hope to use this weekend’s game to continue their march toward the 2014 MLL playoffs.
Rochester will look to solidify their post-season aspirations with a win on Saturday night, and Charlotte looks to hold onto their playoff ambitions for another week. With a win against Charlotte or a loss by either Ohio or Boston, the Rattlers can clinch an automatic semi-final playoff berth, which will be scheduled for Saturday, August 16
th. Most playoff scenarios can be determined league wide in Week 12 & 13, while hosting duties for the games may not be determined until the last week of regular season play.
Mark Cockerton is coming off a stretch of impressive games for Rochester, with a total of 16 goals in 6 games and winning another MLL award as the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week in Week 11. Both teams have players from the FIL World Championships coming back, so a return to full line-ups is in store for both rosters. For the Ratz, red hot rookie Jordan Wolf will return after a one game absence, and Dave Lawson, Captain Kevin Leveille, Jordan MacIntosh, and Miles Thompson are notable re-additions to the team.
Saturday night’s (July 26th) game will be televised on the MLL Youtube Channel, and start time at Sahlen’s Stadium is 7 pm, gates open at 6 pm. Call the Rattlers office for more information on tickets at (585) 340-6905 or log onto ticketmaster.com. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @RattlersLax.