Major League Lacrosse

MLL Record 31,644 Fans Watch as Denver Falls to Boston

DENVER The Denver Outlaws (5-6) fell in a 22-9 contest to the Boston Cannons (6-4) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Saturday in front of a league record 31,644 fans. The Outlaws took a 3-0 lead before the Cannons went on an eight-point run to close out the first quarter.

The Denver Outlaws fell four games behind first place New York Lizards and into a tie for fifth place with tonight's loss, and have three games remaining on the schedule.

Despite shooting one shot fewer on goal compared to the Cannons, the Outlaws scored nine goals to Boston's 18. Denver also picked up 10 more ground balls and won eight more faceoffs than the Cannons.

After Boston's eight-point run in the first quarter, the Cannons continued to carry the momentum. Boston led 13-7 at the half and outscored Denver 5-0 in the third quarter. The Cannons closed out their win with a 4-2 fourth quarter, after holding the Outlaws scoreless for 25:11, to seal their 22-9 victory.

Denver will take on the New York Lizards Thursday at 5:30 p.m. MDT Shuart Stadium in their last away game before taking on the Florida Launch and New York at home to close out the 2015 season.

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Denver, CO (July 4, 2015) -The Boston Cannons (7-4) put on a show against the Denver Outlaws (5-6) Saturday Night in front of a league record crowd at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Cannons came away with an impressive 22-9 victory over the reigning MLL champs.

This contest marked the 18th all-time regular season meeting between the Cannons and Outlaws, with Boston now leading the series 11-7. The Cannons are the only team to have a winning record against Denver in the Mile High City. The Outlaws are now 1-7 against the Cannons at home, with four of those losses coming in the Mile High Fourth of July game.

Ryan Tucker lifted the Boston Cannons to a 22-9 victory with three two-point goals against the Denver Outlaws. Davey Emala added 6 points of his own for the double hattrick. Will Manny also had an impressive night scoring a hat-trick. Manny got on the score sheet 7:01 into the 1st quarter. Then added goal at 3:11 into the 2nd and at 4:19 into the 3rd.

The Outlaws took a 3-0 lead before the Cannons went on an eight-point run to close out the first quarter. The Cannons were putting on an offensive show, ripping 43 shots and forcing Denver to make 8 saves, and a goalie change. John Rodriguez made on stop while Jesse Schwartzman made seven.

After Boston's eight-point run in the first quarter, the Cannons continued to carry the momentum. Boston led 13-7 at the half and outscored Denver 5-0 in the third quarter. The Cannons closed out their win with a 4-2 fourth quarter, after holding the Outlaws scoreless for 25:11, to seal their 22-9 victory.

Boston additionally got points from Scott Ratliff, who registered one goal and two assists, Brent Adams, who added two goals and one assist, Wells Stanwick, who registered two goals and one assist and Josh Hawkins, who put up one goal and one assist.

Additionally, other players who recorded assists for Boston were Rob Emery, John Glesener and Kevin Buchanan, who contributed one apiece.

Jordan Burke took the win and made 16 saves before being replaced by Adam Ghitelman.

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DENVER The Denver Outlaws broke the Major League Lacrosse attendance record today with 31,644 fans attending the 10th annual Mile High Fourth of July game vs. the Boston Cannons. Outlaws' home games make up the top five most highly attended games in league history.

"We are thrilled to have broken the MLL attendance record," Outlaws Director of Sales and Marketing Ted Tseng said. "The Mile High Fourth of July has become a tradition in Denver, and we are happy to present our fans with a great match-up on the field between Denver and Boston, followed up with a tremendous fireworks show accompanied by our in-house visuals, to be projected on our state of the-art ThunderVision screen."

Throughout the Outlaws' history, the Fourth of July has had many record-setting games. The Independence Day games make up the top 10 highest attendances in Outlaws history. In total, Denver averages 27,885 fans at their Mile High Fourth of July game.

Denver first broke the 30,000 mark in 2012 with 30,128 fans witnessing the Outlaws' 17-13 victory over Ohio. In 2013, Denver posted their previous high of 31,019 as the Outlaws defeated New York 16-7. The Outlaws failed to reach the 30,000 threshold in 2014.

A total of 250,968 fans have come through the turnstiles at Sports Authority Field at Mile High for the nine Outlaws' Mile High Fourth of July games.

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MLL Scores
07/04Boston 22, Denver 9
Rochester 16, Ohio 15
07/03Florida 19, Charlotte 9
07/02New York 15, Chesapeake 13
06/28Boston 14, Chesapeake 11
Ohio 17, Rochester 12
06/27Charlotte 14, Denver 11
06/26Florida 16, New York 12
06/20Charlotte 13, New York 12
Denver 22, Rochester 21 (OT)

MLL Computer Ratings
1   New York Lizards99.909-2
2   Boston Cannons98.427-4
3   Ohio Machine98.246-5
4   Rochester Rattlers97.486-5
5   Chesapeake Bayhawks97.155-6
6   Florida Launch96.423-8
7   Denver Outlaws96.055-6
8   Charlotte Hounds95.083-8

MLL Standings
New York920.818920.818

MLL Schedule
07/09Denver at New York (7:30 pm)
07/11Ohio at Boston (6:00 pm)
Florida at Charlotte (3:30 pm)
07/12Chesapeake at Rochester (1:00 pm)
07/16Boston at Chesapeake (7:30 pm)
07/17Charlotte at Rochester (7:30 pm)
07/18New York at Ohio (7:00 pm)
07/19Florida at Denver (3:00 pm)

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