University of Massachusetts men's lacrosse alumni Will Manny and Tim Soudan reached the MLL playoffs with their respective teams, the Boston Cannons and Rochester Rattlers, Saturday. Manny and the Cannons fell to the New York Lizards in overtime, 16-15, while Soudan, the head coach of Rochester, guided the Rattlers to a 12-8 comeback win over the Ohio Machine.
Manny tallied a goal, assist and groundball in the loss while Soudan brought Rochester to the championship game for the second consecutive season with the win. Soudan and the Rattlers play for the league title versus New York at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8. Read coverage of each game below.
Box Score: Rochester 12, Ohio 8 | Major League Lacrosse
Box Score: New York 16, Boston 15 (OT) | Major League Lacrosse
MLL Highlights: Lizards, Rattlers to Meet in Championship Sunday | Inside Lacrosse
Gibson's OT Strike Sends New York to MLL Final | Lacrosse Magazine
Galloway, Rice Pace Rochester to MLL Finals | Brett Amadon, Lacrosse Magazine