ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Major League Lacrosse canceled Saturday’s scheduled semifinals after a league player tested positive for COVID-19 following Friday’s play.
The Boston Cannons (3-2) were supposed to play the Denver Outlaws (4-1) at 1 p.m., followed by the Connecticut Hammerheads (3-2) facing the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-2) at 4 p.m. Those times were bumped back to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. earlier on Saturday.
A little after 4 p.m., MLL said the Hammerheads and Bayhawks forfeited their semifinals, each team making the decision independently. The Cannons play Denver for the championship on Sunday (2 p.m., ESPN).
The sequence began on Friday evening, when a player in the league approached a member of his team’s medical staff with potential symptoms of COVID-19. He was immediately placed into a full quarantine and tested. Within a few hours it was determined that he had tested positive for the virus.