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MLL: Philly players ousted as Cannons, Lizards fall in semifinals

Sunday, 26th August 2012

Categories Boy's/Men's, Pro, Posted 8/26/12

Attackman Ben Rubeor scored five of his game-high six goals in the second half as the second-seeded Chesapeake Bayhawks used a strong second half to defeat the third-seeded Boston Cannons, 16-10, in the second semi-final at the 2012 Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend presented by Warrior at Harvard Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Bayhawks, who are attempting to become the first team in league history to win four championships, advance to today’s championship game where they will face the top-seeded Denver Outlaws at 3 p.m. The Outlaws rallied from a 12-3 deficit to edge the Long Island Lizards by a 13-12 margin in the first semi-final.

Alex Smith (Delaware grad( won 16 of 28 face-offs for Chesapeake.

For the Cannons, defensemen Kyle Sweeney (Sprongfield-Delco) and P.T. Ricci (Conestoga) each scored once and Pat Heim (Conestoga) also scored.

In the first game, Denver Attackman Chris Bocklet scored five of his game-high six goals in the second half as the top-seeded Outlaws won their seventh straight game dating back to the regular season.

Drew Adams (Springfield-Delco) had 14 saves for the Lizards in goal and Greg Gurenlian (Springfield-Delco) won 15 of 27 face-offs while Brian Karalunas (Villanova) had a groundball. For Denver features defenseman Matt Bernier (Malvern Prep).


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