Record-Setting Comeback Propels Denver to MLL Title Game

Goalie Jesse Schwartzman and the rest of the Denver defense combined to keep the Lizards off the board for the final 28:09 of the contest – almost the entire second half. MLL Defensive Player of the Year Lee Zink came up with several key takeaways and Schwartzman turned away the Lizards' final four shots on goal.

With the victory, the Outlaws will appear in their fourth league title game in the team's seven-year history. They will take on the winner of the other semifinal match-up between Chesapeake and Boston with the Steinfeld Cup faceoff scheduled for 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Denver, the only team to reach the playoffs in each of the past seven seasons, improved its postseason record to 4-6. The four wins rank fourth in MLL history and the four title game appearances are third-most in league annals.

The Outlaws will enter Sunday's championship game riding a seven-game win streak, which ties the franchise mark that was set in 2007.

“We still have not played our best lacrosse,” Stagnitta said. “We need to play four consistent quarters in the playoff. It's exciting to know we haven't peaked yet.”

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2012-08-25



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