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12:53 AM EDT, August 14, 2012
Boston Cannons attackman Paul Rabil had two goals, including a two-pointer, and an assist Saturday in a 17-15 win over the Ohio Machine, giving him the new Major League Lacrosse single-season points record of 72.
Rabil, who won two NCAA championships at Johns Hopkins, received credit for the assist during a review after the game, which was the regular-season finale for the Cannons. The league confirmed the record Monday, lifting Rabil past the 71 points that current Chesapeake Bayhawks attackman John Grant Jr. scored in 2007 with the Rochester Rattlers.
Boston is seeded third in the MLL playoffs and will face the second-seeded Bayhawks at 4 p.m. Aug. 25 in Cambridge, Mass.
With the record, Rabil also won his second consecutive season scoring title. At No. 2 this season, Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) recorded 59 points for the Denver Outlaws.
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