Denver Outlaws Win Major League Lacrosse Title

Denver Outlaws

Nick Tintle (l) and MLL championship game MVP Matt Kavanagh of the Denver Outlaws celebrate a 16-12 win over the Dallas Rattlers in the MLL title game on Saturday night in Charleston, South Carolina.


For the third time in the last five years, the Denver Outlaws are champions of Major League Lacrosse.

The Outlaws defeated the Dallas Rattlers Saturday night, 16-12, to add to their titles in 2014 and 2016.

Outlaws' Attackman Matt Kavanagh earned the Championship MVP by scoring four goals and adding five assists.

 
 
 
 
 
 

DENVER OUTLAWS WIN THIRD MLL CHAMPIONSHIP

WITH 16-12 WIN OVER DALLAS RATTLERS

 

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Denver Outlaws won their third Major League Lacrosse Championship with a 16-12 win over the Dallas Rattlers on Saturday in Charleston, S.C.

The win ties Denver for second all-time in Major League Lacrosse Championship wins and is the seventh championship win for a Pat Bowlen-owned franchise (Denver Outlaws, 3; Denver Broncos, 3; Colorado Crush, 1).

Attackman Matt Kavanagh was named Coca-Cola Championship MVP for his nine-point performance (4 goals, 5 assists). Faceoff specialist Max Adler won 15-of-28 faceoffs and goalie Dillon Ward made 16 saves on 28 shots.

The Outlaws took a quick 3-0 lead and were up 5-4 at the end of the first quarter. Dallas opened up a 9-6 lead midway through the second quarter, but Denver ended the half on a 4-0 scoring run and took a 10-9 lead into halftime.

Outscoring Dallas 4-2 in the third quarter, Denver led 14-11 at the start of the closing stanza. The Outlaws defense locked the Rattlers down in the fourth quarter and allowed just one goal.

 

OUTLAWS IN THE MLL CHAMPIONSHIP

Year            Date            Champion      Score     Runner-up   Location                 Game MVP

2018           Aug. 18       Denver           16-12     Dallas           Charleston, S.C.     Matt Kavanagh (Den.)

2017            Aug. 19        Ohio               17-12      Denver          Frisco, Texas            Marcus Homan (Bos.)

2016           Aug. 20       Denver           19-18     Ohio             Kennesaw, Ga.       Eric Law (Den.)

2014           Aug. 23       Denver           12-11     Rochester     Kennesaw, Ga.       John Grant Jr. (Den.)

2012            Aug. 26        Chesapeake    16-6       Denver           Boston                    Ben Rubeor (Che.)

2009            Aug. 23        Toronto          10-9        Denver           Annapolis, Md.       Merrick Thomson (Tor.)

2008            Aug. 24        Rochester       16-6        Denver           Boston                    Joe Walters (Roc.)

2006            Aug. 27        Philadelphia   23-12      Denver           Carson, Calif.           Roy Colsey (Phi.)


PAT BOWLEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Year            Championship Team

2018            Denver Outlaws

2016            Denver Outlaws

2015            Denver Broncos

2014            Denver Outlaws

2005            Colorado Crush

1998            Denver Broncos

1997            Denver Broncos

 

MLL CHAMPIONSHIP WINS

Team                                    Titles

Chesapeake Bayhawks          5

Denver Outlaws                   3

New York Lizards                   3

Philadelphia Barrage*            3

Dallas Rattlers                        1

Toronto Nationals*                1

Boston Cannons                     1

Ohio Machine                         1

*denotes no longer in MLL

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