Machine crowned 2017 MLL champions

August 19, 2017; Frisco, TX, USA; Ohio Machine vs. Denver Outlaws at Ford Center. Photography Credit: Jerome Miron
August 20, 2017

It wasn’t as close as last year’s final, but that doesn’t mean it was any less dramatic. A year after losing to the Denver Outlaws in the last seconds of the 2016 Steinfeld Cup, the Ohio Machine roared to life in the fourth quarter on Saturday night for a 17-12 win over the Outlaws to capture their first Major League Lacrosse championship. Marcus Holman’s natural hat-trick in the fourth-quarter was…

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MLL: Outlaws will defend title

August 12, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ Denver Outlaws at Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Photography Credit: Isaiah Downing
August 14, 2017

Two late two-point goals didn’t even get the Rochester Rattlers close to overcoming the fourth quarter nine-goal run by the Denver Outlaws in Saturday’s Major League Lacrosse semi-final game. The Outlaws, 15-8 winners, will defend their 2016 Steinfeld Cup win next Saturday in Frisco, Texas at the league championship game against the Ohio Machine. “We’re thankful were going to have the opportunity [to defend the title],” head coach B.J. O’Hara…

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MLL: Playoffs set, Rochester claims a seat at the table

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August 13, 2017

Sadly, Major League Lacrosse’s regular season ended last weekend as Rochester claimed the last playoff spot. The Denver and Ohio games determined that Florida would travel to face the Machine and Rochester would face the Outlaws in Denver. Despite three of the four spots filled the previous week, the action in the games proved dramatic and there was even an emotional farewell as Greg Gurenlian played his last MLL game. The…

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MLL: Week 14 sees three playoff spots claimed

July 29, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
August 5, 2017

That time we look forward to with anticipation and dread arrived this past weekend as the playoff picture cleared somewhat as Denver, Ohio and Florida all punched their tickets to the post-season. New York, Rochester and Charlotte each have a chance at the last spot. As the playoffs take shape, the regular season is ending. There has been some incredible lacrosse played this season. The league produced some great sports…

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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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MLL: Weekend action heats up playoff push

July 22, 2017; Boca Raton, FL, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Florida Launch at FAU Stadium. Photography Credit: Lawrence Ream
July 30, 2017

  Florida 18 – Charlotte 12 Florida rebounded from a loss to Chesapeake earlier in the week with a strong six-goal win over a greatly improved Charlotte team and continues to hold on to third place as the season comes to a close. The Launch came out firing on all cylinders, including a 2-point goal by Connor Buczek and led 7-2 at the end of the first. The second quarter…

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MLL: Thursday triple-header a hit

July 20, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Boston Cannons @ New York Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium @ Hofstra University. Photography Credit: Dan Nilsen
July 30, 2017

Thursday, July 20 saw three games played in Major League Lacrosse as the season creeps closer to the playoffs. The top two teams remain Denver and Ohio with a persistent Florida squad quietly trailing the top two. Even with their league best records to date, neither Denver nor Ohio locked down playoff berths. The rest of the league sits at a massive tie the middle with Boston in last place….

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MLL: Deja vu again?

July 15, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Denver Outlaws @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Lorrie Gardner
July 21, 2017

Major League Lacrosse action continued fast and furious after an incredible All-Star Game, repercussions of the New York and Boston trade and Team USA tryouts. The All-Star game had many selectees unable to attend as they prepared for Team USA tryouts, but that did not stop an incredible game that ended on a Myles Jones game winner. Players took the old adage of token defense in all-star games threw it…

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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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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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