Saturday, August 23, 2008

UAlbany Alum Brett Queener Helps Rochester Advance To The MLL Finals


The Rattlers won a playoff game for the first time in team history.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - There's a first time for everything and Saturday's semi-final between the Philadelphia Barrage and the Rochester Rattlers was a prime example of that.

Rochester Rattlers attackman Casey Powell scored the game-winning goal just 45 seconds into overtime to give the Rattlers their first-ever play-off victory, a 16-15 win over the two-time defending MLL champion Philadelphia Barrage.

It also marked the first-ever postseason loss for the Barrage, who had won six straight playoff games prior to this year.

Attackman Joe Walters led the Rattlers with four goals and three assists while midfielder Colin Doyle added two goals and two assists. Goalkeeper Brett Queener made four saves in the second half.

Midfielder Roy Colsey led Philadelphia in a losing effort, scoring three goals with three assists. Attackman Ryan Boyle added two goals and three assists while goalkeeper Brian Dougherty made 16 saves.

Rochester outshot the Barrage by a 45-31 margin and held a commanding 38-16 advantage in ground balls.

The Rattlers will advance to the NB Zip Championship Game on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. and will face either Denver or Los Angeles.

Courtesy: MLL

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