Charlotte Hounds (4-7) at Rochester Rattlers (8-3)
7 p.m., Sahlens 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 Saturdays 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).
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