Press Release: Launch season ends with loss to Machine

May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
August 13, 2017

The Florida Launch closed out their historic season with an 18-13 loss to the Ohio Machine in the Major League Lacrosse semi-finals. In their first ever playoff appearance, the Launch showed a renewed team energy that has been in the making throughout the regular season. After losing to the Machine earlier this season, the Launch developed considerably since their last meeting, staying close to Ohio throughout the game. Kieran McArdle…

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Press Release: Launch set to play Machine in semi-final round

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August 10, 2017

The Florida Launch will play their first playoff game in franchise history against the Ohio Machine in the first round of the Major League Lacrosse playoffs this Saturday, August 12. Face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio. For local Launch fans, there will be an official playoff game watch party at the Brass Tap (1198 N Dixie Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33432). The event…

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Press Release: Byrne sets record in Bayhawks win

July 20, 2017; Chesapeake, MD, USA; Florida Launch @ Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Photography Credit: Jermain Rangasammy
August 5, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Josh Byrne broke the Major League Lacrosse rookie scoring record to lead the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a thrilling 23-19 come-from-behind victory over the Denver Outlaws on Thursday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Byrne was on fire from beginning to end in scoring seven goals, increasing his season total to 39. That breaks the previous mark of 34 goals, set by Florida Launch attackman Kieran McArdle in…

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Bayhawks end season with fan appreciation night

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August 3, 2017

It’s been another roller coaster season for the Chesapeake Bayhawks with thrilling wins and heartbreaking losses. Through it all, there has been one constant – great crowds at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Team owner Brendan Kelly said attendance for home games this season has reached an all-time high and is extremely thankful the community has rallied around and supported the Bayhawks. The Bayhawks will salute their loyal supporters during the…

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TWG 2017: Canada falls to U.S. in gold medal game

Canadian defender Katie Guy (Whitby, Ont.) during her team's 11-8 loss to the United States in the gold medal game of the 2017 World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, on July 30, 2017. (Photo Credit: Bartek Sadowski, The World Games)
July 31, 2017

WROCLAW, POLAND – Canada will bring home a silver medal from lacrosse’s first ever World Games competition after coming up short in the final, losing 11-8 to the United States in front of a large crowd in Wroclaw, Poland. It is their second silver of the summer, falling to those same Americans in the final of last weekend’s 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup in Guildford, England. “We are…

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Press Release: Florida Launch clinch playoff berth

July 29, 2017; Boston, MA, USA; Florida Launch @ Boston Cannons at Harvard Stadium. Photography Credit: Jimmy Cirrone
July 30, 2017

For the first time in franchise history, the Florida Launch have secured a playoff berth in a thrilling 18-17 road victory against the Boston Cannons. After losing to the Cannons in their season opener, the Launch evened the series in a redemption match at Harvard Stadium. With a six-goal scoring run to kick off the game, the Launch took off, going on three separate goal-scoring runs in the first half…

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TWG 2017: Canada plays for gold

Canadian attacker Tessa Chad (Orono, Ont.) during her team's 18-5 win over Japan on July 28, 2017 at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland. (Photo Credit: Shutterlax.com, Marek Stor Photography)
July 30, 2017

WROCLAW, POLAND – Canada advances to the finals of the 2017 World Games after a 14-8 win over Australia. They now will face-off against the United States for gold, a rematch of last weekend’s 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup final, which they lost 10-5. A well-balanced game from the Canadians, who not only scored at will but held off a potent Australian attack, proved to be the winning formula….

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Press Release: Launch win home finale, strengthen playoff push

July 22, 2017; Boca Raton, FL, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Florida Launch at FAU Stadium. (Photo: Major League Lacrosse)
July 25, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.— The Launch silenced the Charlotte Hounds in a decisive 18-12 victory as they closed out their home schedule for the 2017 season in front of 2079 fans at FAU Stadium. After dropping their first meeting to the Hounds, the Launch stepped out onto the field with redemption in mind. A six-goal scoring run in the second half headed by rookie Dylan Molloy (6G, 1A) gave the Launch…

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Press Release: Amato leads Bayhawks past Blaze

July 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Atlanta Blaze at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. (Photo: Major League Lacrosse)
July 25, 2017

KENNESAW, GA – Fourth-year goalkeeper Niko Amato put forth one of the best performances of his career while rookie attackman Josh Byrne continued his scoring spree as the Chesapeake Bayhawks captured a crucial late-season matchup with the Atlanta Blaze, 13-12, at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Amato, who has taken over the starting job between the pipes, established a career-high with 19 saves to anchor a suffocating defensive effort that saw the…

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RWLC: Canada settles for silver

USA's Becky Block challenges with Canada's Dana Dobbie during the World Cup Final at the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women's Lacrosse World Cup, at Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK, 22nd July 2017.
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July 25, 2017

GUILDFORD, ENGLAND – Canada will bring home a silver from the 2017 FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup after a 10-5 loss to the United States in a rain-soaked championship game at the Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, England. Despite a valiant effort – one that saw them limit a high powered offence that had scored 125 goals in seven games prior to the finals to a tournament low 10…

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