By MLL Communications | 8/5/13 3:30 PM
After an exciting Week 13 of Major League Lacrosse, the teams that will participate in Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink, are set with only final seeding left to be determined in Week 14. The Denver Outlaws, Hamilton Nationals, Chesapeake Bayhawks and Charlotte Hounds will all converge on PPL Park in the Philadelphia area starting August 24 for what is sure to be an exciting two days of lacrosse. Tickets for the two-day event are available via Major League Lacrosse’s Championship Weekend web page.
The Outlaws (13-0) continued to stay on course for a perfect season with a 13-10 win over the New York Lizards last Sunday, led by a six-point performance from Player of the Game Chris Bocklet. Denver had already secured the number one seed for Championship weekend in week 12 with a win over the Bayhawks and will play in the first semifinal on Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m.
The Nationals (9-4) clinched their playoff berth on July 27 and are hoping to clinch the number two seed this weekend against Denver this Saturday. A Hamilton win or a Chesapeake loss will give the Nationals the number two seed.
The Bayhawks earned their chance to defend the 2012 title by defeating the Rochester Rattlers 12-9 last Saturday night and are looking to clinch the number two or three seed to avoid facing the red-hot Outlaws in the first semifinal. In order to do so they must defeat the Hounds on Saturday, August 10 and hope for a Nationals loss to earn the number two spot. Should the Bayhawks lose on Saturday, they will drop to fourth place in the standings and face the Outlaws in the first game at Championship Weekend.
The Hounds clinched a post season berth in only their second year of existence. The sophomore club did so in thrilling fashion by defeating the Nationals 14-11 on Saturday night. Should they win against the Bayhawks this coming Saturday; they will gain possession of the third seed and avoid having to play the Outlaws in the first semifinal.
Championship Weekend, presented by Smartlink is the culmination of the 2013 MLL season with the four best teams in the League facing off to win the coveted Steinfeld Trophy. For tickets and information on hotel packages and schedule of games please visit www.MajorLeagueLacrosse.com/Championship-Weekend.