MLL: Individual Performances Abound as Playoff Spots are Secured

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,…

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Fireworks As MLL Playoffs Near

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…

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MLL: Deadline Trades Help Teams Make Playoff Push

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…

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Playoff Waters Muddy after Logjam Reforms

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…

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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…

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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…

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Baker: Selecting an MLL All Star Roster

June 3, 2015

Since this is my All Star Team, I made it bigger than 40 players with four face off specialists and add SSDM!  Make it fun for the players and the fans.  I also want to give a nod to some guys that have been having solid years. Attack:  Couple of surprises here Will Manny Rob Pannell Kieran McArdle Ben Rubeor-Makes plays when the Bayhawks need them. Marcus Holman Matt Gibson-Key…

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MLL: Trap Games and Teams Hit Strides

June 2, 2015

In another crucial weekend several MLL teams secured wins that positioned them for a run at the playoffs while others proved that they still had fight left in them. New York avoided what many prognosticators dubbed a trap game against the Charlotte Hounds.  The Lizards doubled up on the Hounds and looked to have the game in hand.  Greg Gurenlian and Brendan Fowler fired the opening shots in what has…

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Baker: Outlaws Move to Second, Thompsons Debut

May 26, 2015

In the most lop sided week of the season, New York finally met someone that could not beat them and the Rattlers are tied for third place without playing a game.  Welcome to the craziness of the MLL as teams change their rosters and welcome their draft picks from college and almost all of the indoor players.  This transition helped the Denver Outlaws as they returned their line up from…

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MLL: Teams Vie For Position As Season Rolls On

May 19, 2015

This weekend in the MLL played out according to script as New York continued steamrolling its way towards the championship and a 6-0 record going into their bye week.  The Lizards defeated the Bayhawks by a score of 15-14 to remain in first place.  Despite the closeness of the score, New York had answers for every Chesapeake attempt to take the lead.  Despite the loss, the Bayhawks are tied for…

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