Bayhawks Soar; Cannons Silenced; Nationals, Outlaws Win

The Cannons drop into a second place tie with the Denver Outlaws in the MLL standings. With a victory tonight over the Charlotte Hounds, the Chesapeake Bayhawks (5-1) take sole possession of first place. After starting the season 0-2, the Lizards have won their last three to pull into third.

The Cannons begin a four-game road trip in Charlotte next week on Saturday, June 16. The Cannons defeated the Hounds, 20-12, in their first meeting with the expansion team on May 5. The game will be aired live on CBS Sports Network.

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Hamilton 17, Rochester 8

HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada - After becoming the last Major League Lacrosse team to earn a win this season, the Hamilton Nationals used a strong second quarter to earn their second straight win, a 17-8 victory over the Rochester Rattlers at Ron Joyce Stadium on Saturday evening.

The Nationals, who improved to 2-3 this season, outscored Rochester by an 8-2 margin in the second quarter to take a 10-4 lead at the intermission they did not relinquish.

After midfielder Steven Boyle gave Rochester a 1-0 lead just over two minutes into the game, the Nationals used a pair of goals by midfielder Stephen Keogh to take a 2-1 advantage with 4:27 left in the period.

Midfielder Jordan MacIntosh scored off a feed from attackman Ned Crotty with 2:12 left in the first quarter to tie the game at 2-2 before the teams traded goals to open the second quarter.

With the score tied at 3-3, the Nationals put together a six-goal run to take a 9-3 advantage with 1:43 remaining in the first half. Keogh led the Nationals' run by scoring a goal with three assists while midfielder David Earl scored twice.

The teams traded goals to end the second quarter, giving Hamilton a 10-4 cushion at the intermission.

Boyle scored just 56 seconds into the third quarter to narrow the gap to 10-5, but the Nationals scored five straight goals over a six-minute span, upping their lead to 15-5. Attackman Joe Resetarits led the spurt by scoring a pair of goals.

The Rattlers put together a three-goal run of its own over a 10-minute span that spanned the end of the third quarter and the first nine minutes of the fourth quarter, but the Nationals sealed the victory with a pair of goals late in regulation.

Keogh, who was named as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game, led the Nationals with his six-point effort while Earl added three goals with two assists.

Boyle scored three goals with an assist to lead Rochester in a losing effort.

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Denver 16, Ohio 8

DELAWARE, Ohio - Attackman Brendan Mundorf scored all three of his goals in the first half and added three assists as the Denver Outlaws (4-2) used a strong first half effort to snap a two-game losing streak with a 16-8 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Ohio Machine at Selby Stadium on Saturday evening.

While the Machine snapped a two-game losing streak, the Machine lost its second straight game.

Led by a goal and an assist from Mundorf, the Outlaws sprinted out to a 6-0 lead in the first 17 minutes of the game. With 11:56 left in the first half, attackman Chazz Woodson snapped the Machine's drought by scoring an unassisted goal, but the Outlaws answered by scoring four straight goals to extend the advantage to 11-1.

With 50 seconds left in the second quarter, defenseman Kyle Hartzell scored an unassisted marker to trim the Machine's deficit to 11-2.

The Outlaws started the second half just like they did in the first half - by scoring four straight goals to increase the advantage to 15-2. Rookie attackman Chris Bocklet, who was making his MLL debut, scored all three of his goals during the run along with an assist.

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2012-06-10



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