On a beautiful night in Boca Raton, the Rochester Rattlers improved to 5-3 and took sole possession of second place, beating the Florida Launch by a score of 18-13 Friday night. The win capped Rochester’s first win on the road this season.
The first half was very much back and forth, the lead changed several times but the second half was a different story. Rochester used a four-goal run to begin the second half and never turned back. Jordan Wolfe continues to shine coming off his second National Championship at Duke, proving his quickness his just too much for defenseman in this league to handle. Wolf drew penalties when he didn’t score and buried them when they counted. Jordan Wolf was named Coca-Cola player of the game with two goals and five assists.
Rochester goalkeeper John Galloway settled down in the second half and was impressive between the pipes. The Rattlers looked determined to get a win; Florida was not ready to play four full quarters. Rochester is starting to click as we near the mid-point of the season, scoring 18 goals on 27 shots on goal last night.
Brett Queener came up favoring his knee after a Rochester player dove into Brett on a shot in the third quarter. Queener received the penalty which he was vividly upset about and never returned to the field. Backup goalie Adam Fullerton finished the game—not sure if that was a coaches decision or an injury that kept him out. Queener was selected to Team MLL for the All-Star game so that could be in doubt.
After the MLL All Star game this Thursday, The Florida Launch will take on the Chesapeake Bayhawks at home Saturday June 28 at 7:00 pm ET shown exclusively on the MLL’s YouTube Channel.