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Outlaws Derail Machine and Claim Win in Home Opener

The Ohio Machine traveled to Denver to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the Outlaws in their season opener.  This was a tale of two teams that went in different directions last season.  The Machine appeared to be the favorites against the home team as Denver suffered an uncharacteristic 2015 where they failed to make the playoffs.  Jesse Schwartzman announced his retirement, the defense struggled with consistency…


McDaniels: MLL Week Two Rankings, Game Balls

There was a lot of movement around Major League Lacrosse since last August as the Atlanta Blaze came aboard and many players changed teams. The biggest off-season move may have been the Charlotte Hounds addition of Jim Stagnitta as head coach. Stagnitta had already been a success in the league earning Coach of the Year honors during his two seasons in Denver where he won 26 of the 30 games he…


NLL Week 18 Three Stars : Hellyer Shines in Season Finale

Third Star- Dhane Smith- Buffalo Bandits

 As the old adage goes, records are meant to be broken but in 2016 Dhane Smith took that saying to heart. After breaking the single-season points record last week, Smith continued to etch his name in the record books scoring his 72nd goal of the year, passing Athan Innanucci’s previous record of goals in a single season(71). His six point performance helped lift the…

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Cannons Withstand Late Flurry to Win Home Opener

The Boston Cannons welcomed former players Ryan Tucker and Scott Ratliff and former coach John Tucker back for their home opener, coming away with a 13-12 win over the Atlanta Blaze. Max Seibald led the way for the home team with six points. The Cannons opened the scoring in the first period with Will Manny scoring, off an assist from Davey Emala. Ryan Tucker would greet his former team to…


Lizards Come Back to Beat Rattlers

The 2016 MLL season Opening Day was a dramatic one, as it saw a new franchise establish itself despite taking a loss in their first game and some close contests. No matchup, however, was as highly anticipated and lived up to the expectations than the rematch of last year’s championship match between the New York Lizards and Rochester Rattlers, in which the defending champions Lizards took their first step towards…

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Machine Open Season With 16 Goals, Top Launch

In an entertaining and well-played game, the Ohio Machine opened the 2016 season defeating the Florida Launch 16-14.  This victory marked the Machine’s first win in the Sunshine State.  Six different players scored as the Machine answered every run that Florida launched at them.  Having made the playoffs two years in a row, Ohio has high expectations as they managed to keep their core players on the roster despite the…


Rochester Falls 15-13; ‘Hawks on Brink of Elimination

Knighthawks Face Must WIN and Need Help in Final Weekend   Saturday night the Rochester Knighthawks had a chance to move into third place and the final playoff spots by percentage point.  They received some help from New England who swatted the Swarm 21-11. But the ‘Hawks  (6-10)failed to take advantage as they fell to Buffalo (12-5) 15-13 For the first three quarters the Knighthawks led the game and wouldn’t…