August 8, 2010

Semifinals Set for MLL Championship Weekend

from staff reports

* LI Enters Playoffs on Best Streak Since 2008
* Kimmel, Bayhawks Clip Cannons in Overtime
* Denver Drubs Machine, Hits Playoffs in Stride

The matchups are set for the semifinals Aug. 21 at Major League Lacrosse Championship Weekend, presented by Warrior.

In the first semifinal, top-seeded Boston will take on fourth-seeded Chesapeake at 12 p.m. Eastern. It will be a rematch of Saturday's exhilarating regulars season finale, won by the Bayhawks thanks to a late two-point goal rally and the overtime heroics of rookie Michael Kimmel.

The second semifinal pits the second-seeded Denver Outlaws against the third-seeded Long Island Lizards at 3 p.m. Eastern. Both teams won in their regular season finales Saturday. Long Island enters the playoffs as arguably the MLL's hottest team. The Lizards' five-game winning streak is their best since June 2008.

The two winners will meet Sunday, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. for the MLL championship and rights to hoist the Steinfeld Cup.

All three games will be played at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md.  Tickets are available at

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