Team of the Week:  Denver Outlaws

If you have never watched a professional lacrosse game, you need to go on YouTube and watch the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) championship game from this past weekend. It was perhaps the most exciting game in the history of lacrosse. The Denver Outlaws won the 2016 MLL championship in a 19-18 victory over the Ohio Machine at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.

It was Denver’s second title in three years. A goal by Eric Law with 12.9 seconds left sealed the win for the Outlaws. Law was also named the Most Valuable Player of the championship game.

The Machine led 9-3 when the game was delayed by the weather in the second quarter. After the delay, the Machine continued to pour it on as they built a 14-7 lead at halftime. Following the intermission, the Outlaws went on an incredible 8-1 run to tie the score at 15-15 before the end of the third quarter. The teams traded goals in the fourth, with midfielder Greg Downing tying the game late before Law’s go-ahead goal in the final minute.

It was Denver’s sixth championship appearance in 11 years.

The Outlaws are owned by Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

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