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MLL: Charlotte Hounds at Rochester Rattlers, 7 p.m.

Charlotte Hounds (4-7) at Rochester Rattlers (8-3)

7 p.m., Sahlen’s Stadium, Rochester, N.Y.

The struggling Hounds find themselves in a must-win situation with three games remaining in the Major League Lacrosse season. Charlotte must win out to have a chance at making the league playoffs for the second straight year. … Meanwhile, the Rattlers – who are tied for the MLL lead with the Denver Outlaws – can clinch a playoff berth early by winning Saturday’s game. … The odds do not favor the Hounds – Rochester has won four straight, and is undefeated at home this season (5-0), while Charlotte has lost its last two games and has not won a road game this season (0-5). … The Rattlers hold a 3-2 edge over the Hounds all time, including a 15-13 victory at Memorial Stadium on July 5. … Justin Turri, who played for Charlotte in 2012, leads Rochester in goals (18), assists (11) and total points (31). … Mike Sawyer leads the Hounds in goals (19), while rookie Justin Ward leads in assists (14) and total points (26).

Bill Kiser

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