MLL: Championship Weekend Puts Rivals Into Battle

lizards vs rattler
August 7, 2015

Championship week is finally here and it leaves one asking how the season went by so quickly, but the result is the Rochester Rattlers face the New York Lizards for the Steinfeld Cup.  This week’s conference call featured John Galloway of Rochester as well as Head Coach Joe Spallina and Greg Gurenlian of the New York Lizards.  First and foremost I want to thank those gentlemen as well as Mark…


New York State of Mind Theme for MLL Championship

1 rabil lizards
August 4, 2015

Ohio and Rochester met for the second time in two years to determine who would advance to Championship Weekend.  Both the Rattlers and the Machine possess powerful offenses that can go on runs and put points on the board at an amazing clip.  It was the defenses however that dominated this matchup as the Rattlers won 12-8.  The sound of stick on pad and flesh filled the air in Selby…


Bitter Sweet End to MLL Regular Season

florida conner buczek
July 28, 2015

The end of any regular season often brings multiple emotions of excitement, anticipation, disappointment and questioning.  The top four teams see the fruits of their success as they move on to the playoffs and the other teams look back to see where they went off the track in their quest for the Steinfeld Cup.  As fans we are excited for the playoffs, but find ourselves wondering where the season went….


Defenses Get More Physical as Regular Season Winds Down

July 21, 2015

With the regular season winding down and the playoff teams already determined it would be safe to assume that this past week’s games would fall into nicely wrapped packages.  In most leagues that would definitely be the case, but this is the MLL we are talking about and things are far from ordinary or normal.  Defenses dominated this weekend and more physical play than normal abounded.  Boston rebounded from last…


MLL: Individual Performances Abound as Playoff Spots are Secured

tyler fiorito bayhawks
July 14, 2015

As this weekend’s games concluded, New York, Ohio and Rochester all clinched playoff berths while Boston stumbled on its quest to make the postseason.  New York came out hot against a Denver squad that struggled in its past two games.  The Lizards defeated the Outlaws 18-15 but the game was not as close as the score indicated.  Even with the return of Anthony Kelly and Geoff Snider to the lineup,…


Fireworks As MLL Playoffs Near

mike stone lizards
July 7, 2015

America celebrated Independence Day and fireworks were in full affect in the MLL as the race for the playoffs tightens.  New York returned to its winning ways and secured a playoff berth as well as its one hundredth win in franchise history against rival Chesapeake 15-13.  Since the Lizards never fell out of first place with their two losses it points to reports of their collapse were greatly exaggerated.  New…


MLL: Deadline Trades Help Teams Make Playoff Push

florida chris mattes
June 30, 2015

After another weekend of intense lacrosse there are only two teams tied for second place, Boston and Ohio, while the three third place teams are looking for an edge to secure a playoff berth.  Chesapeake, Rochester, and Denver were left scratching their heads after their losses as their playoff chances are decreasing.  New York remains in first place despite losing to the Florida Launch 16-12.  Charlotte and Florida remain in…


Playoff Waters Muddy after Logjam Reforms

Boston Cannons v Charlotte Hounds
June 23, 2015

As I am writing this my fiancé is not having a good Monday.  Greg Gurenlian’s New York Lizards lost 13-12 to the Charlotte Hounds, the Florida Launch lost in the last seconds to the Boston Cannons 19-18, the Ohio Machine lost in overtime to the Chesapeake Bayhawk 12-11s, and the Rochester Rattlers lost to the Denver Outlaws in that Seventies overtime game22-21.  Mel’s team loyalties lie with her favorite players…


Everyone Gives Back to Lacrosse: Andrew Baker’s All Star Team

June 16, 2015

The people close to me understand that I have a certain fondness for a particular malted beverage that started in Boston and is named after a father of the American Revolution.  This fondness may border on a certain obsession due the fact I do not frequent establishment that fail to carry my brand.  So as I did my All Star piece, I was thinking about all of the people in…


MLL: Setting the Table for Playoffs

June 9, 2015

For the second week in a row the New York Lizards took the best punches from a team with a losing record and came away with an 18-11 win over the Florida Launch.  Florida led at the end of the first quarter, but New York tied the score to the end first half.  While the Launch kept the score close in the third, the Lizards’ offense put in eight goals…