Press Release: Launch break franchise win record with 20-19 score over Bayhawks

Florida Launch v Chesapeake Bayhawks
July 16, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla.—Saturday night was one for the Launch record books as they took down the Chesapeake Bayhawks in an electrifying 20-19 victory, marking the first time the Launch reached six wins in a single season. They did it in front of 2,143 fans at FAU Stadium. With the hype surrounding the first-ever jersey retirement of lacrosse legend Casey Powell’s iconic No. 22, the Launch entered their matchup with the…

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MLL: Teams pour on points as playoffs loom

July 4, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Denver Outlaws at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
July 9, 2017

The all-star game marks a crucial part of the season where teams are starting to form into groups that are likely to make the playoffs (i.e. Denver and Ohio), those that are out (Boston), and then the rest of the league. Denver reclaimed the number one spot they have held longer than anyone else has this season with a win and an Ohio loss to New York. Ohio dropped to…

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Bayhawks Rattle Rochester 19-9

Rochester Rattlers and Chesapeake Bayhawks on July 2, 2017. (Photo credit: Rocco Granato)
July 4, 2017

Lyle Thompson’s five goals and Matt Abbott’s four goals pace Bayhawks on Military Appreciation Night Sunday night the Chesapeake Bayhawks (4-5) ended a four game losing streak by dismantling the Rochester Rattlers (4-6) 19-9 in front of 10,002 at Navy-Marine Stadium in Annapolis, Md., on military appreciation night. Following the game the fans in attendance were treated to a concert by country music star Craig Campbell, and the annual fireworks…

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MLL: Ohio moves into first

June 24, 2017; Rochester, NY, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Rochester Rattlers at Capelli Sport Stadium. (Photo credit: Major League Lacrosse)
July 2, 2017

Overtime games are becoming a normal thing during this MLL season and the weekend of June 24 was no exception as a team not named the Denver Outlaws is in first place. Denver dropped half a game behind first place Ohio while Florida fell two games behind. Charlotte moved to .500 on the season and into fourth place while Rochester finds itself three games out of first place. Atlanta, Chesapeake…

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Press Release: Thompson makes season debut, but Bayhawks beaten

June 24, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. (Photo: Major League Lacrosse)
June 26, 2017

Superstar attackman Lyle Thompson made a solid season debut with two goals and an assist, but the Chesapeake Bayhawks dropped a tough 15-13 loss to the Ohio Machine at Fortress Field on Saturday night. “I thought we played better than we did last week. We’re getting better, but unfortunately we’re just not making the plays we need to make in order to win,” Chesapeake Head Coach Brian Reese said. “We…

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MLL shake-ups: Denver loses and Florida launches

Paul Rabil joins the 500-point club. June 17, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ New York Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium @ Hofstra University. Photography Credit: Dan Nilsen
June 22, 2017

This Major League Lacrosse season continues to raise the bar every week with incredible individual and team performances, and what makes this season incredible is that only three games separate first from last place in the standings. Denver finally has to share the number one spot after losing to a Boston team they beat the previous week. The Outlaws share the spot with Ohio, a team that enjoyed a bye…

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Press Release: Bayhawks fall to Hounds at home 15-14

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June 17, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Veteran attackman Matt Danowski scored four goals and dished off an assist to spark another strong comeback, but the Chesapeake Bayhawks came up short again, losing 15-14 to the Charlotte Hounds before a raucous crowd at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Rookie attackman Jake Froccaro made his first home debut and posted a hat trick for the Bayhawks, who suffered their second straight one-goal loss. Second-year midfielder Myles…

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MLL keeps getting better and better

June 10, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Charlotte Hounds at American Legion Memorial Stadium.
June 15, 2017

“Hold my beer,” is now an expression in common use on social media referring to a group of friends gathered together having drinks and admiring an incredible feat.  One of the group hands his beer to a friend and proceeds to top the feat. MLL opening weekend proved an incredible and close fought opening to the season that there was no way to top. Right? Then MLL said, “Hold my…

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MLL: Rookies debut as race for playoffs remains tight

June 3, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Atlanta Blaze at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Photography Credit: Brett Davis
June 8, 2017

As Major League Lacrosse closes in on the middle of the season, the race for playoff spots tightens with the usual suspects remaining at the top while a surprise contender finds itself in a tie for the number four spot. The season is far from over and even the bottom teams are still within striking distance with little room for error. The number that every team wants to avoid is…

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MLL draft results: Molloy goes first

Dylan Molloy goes first overall at the 2017 MLL draft. (Photo credit: Major League Lacrosse)
June 4, 2017

The 2017 Major League Lacrosse collegiate draft may end up producing one of the deepest classes the MLL has ever seen. Every team came out with at least one guy that can make a huge difference in their organization. Some teams even got two or three guys potential impact guys. Here are Bailey Kennedy’s thoughts and grades for each team’s draft picks.   Atlanta Blaze Draft Grade: C- #9 Jake Withers, Ohio…

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