MLL: Action filled weekend produces standings log-jam

John Locascio of the Rochester Rattlers.
May 19, 2017

During a time when the NCAA tournament dominates the lacrosse landscape, Major League Lacrosse again continued to play some high-level and entertaining lacrosse. The Charlotte Hounds secured their first win of the season and showed flashes of the team they will become. At this point, the league is showing some separation with Denver alone in first place while Ohio, Chesapeake and New York are now 2-1 and tied for second…

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MLL: New stars emerge for league in week 3

2014 MLL Championship Game - Denver Outlaws v Rochester Rattlers
May 12, 2017

I went into the third week of Major League Lacrosse with some serious doubts. There was no way that the league could keep up the level of play and close games from their first two weeks, right? Wrong! Overtime and comebacks again dominated the weekend as well as superstar performances. Rochester took Ohio to the wire and won in overtime to hand the Machine their first defeat of the season….

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MLL: Week two hijinks

CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 05:  Brendan Fowler #3 of the Charlotte Hounds wins a face-off against Greg Puskuldjian #94 of the Ohio Machine during their game at American Legion Memorial Stadium on June 5, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ohio won 14-12.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
May 5, 2017

The second week of Major League Lacrosse proved just as exciting and unpredictable as week one because many teams are still missing core players due to indoor or coaching commitments. This overlap makes the first four weeks of the league’s season important as no team wants to start 0-4 and battle uphill. Wiley veterans or players relatively new to the league use this opportunity to display their skills while many…

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MLL opening weekend steals the show

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April 27, 2017

Major League Lacrosse kicked off the 2017 season amid the drama of NHL and NBA playoffs and the hype of early season MLB play and simply stole the show. Incredibly, all four opening weekend games ended in one-goal victories and two of the four went to overtime. Earlier in the year, commissioner David Gross announced that this would be his last season as the head of the league. Despite the…

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Denver Outlaws Turnaround Season Leads to a Title

Aug 20, 2016; Kennesaw, GA, USA; Denver Outlaws XXX against the Ohio Machine in the xxx half of the Major League Lacrosse Championship game at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis
August 22, 2016

Going into 2016, not many eyes were on the Denver Outlaws. They had lost goalie Jesse Schwartzman, defender Lee Zink, and even traded one of their best pieces in John Grant Jr. at the deadline, and looked to be a team rebuilding. A 2-6 start confirmed what should have been a bridge year for a Denver team that had missed the postseason for the first time in franchise history. The…

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2016 MLL Championship: Outlaws Face Machine

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August 20, 2016

After one of the closest seasons in Major League Lacrosse history, the Ohio Machine are taking on the Denver Outlaws for the Steinfeld Trophy. What makes this past season stand out is that seven of nine teams ended up tied for first place. The MLL usually gets an idea of who is going to have a successful season after the fourth week of the season and the separation occurs at…

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Outlaws Get Past Lizards Behind Berg’s Four Goals

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June 25, 2016

With back-to-back games going into overtime, the New York Lizards were starting to feel fatigue as they traveled to Denver to take on the Outlaws. That fatigue was their downfall, as the Outlaws handed the Lizards a 20-16 loss on Friday. Despite Paul Rabil scoring the first goal of the game for the Lizards, it was the Outlaws who gained momentum and went on a three-goal run with Nick Ossello,…

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Rodgers Sparks Machine in Overtime Rematch Against Outlaws

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May 10, 2016

The Ohio Machine defeated the Denver Outlaws 14-13 this past weekend on the strength of 3 critical saves by Scott Rodgers during overtime.  Denver defeated visiting Ohio two weeks ago in the last minutes of that game so the Machine returned the favor in the rematch.  This time it was Marcus Holman scoring the game winning goal on an assist from Steele Stanwick.  This season’s games between Denver and Ohio…

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Outlaws Derail Machine and Claim Win in Home Opener

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May 4, 2016

The Ohio Machine traveled to Denver to Sports Authority Field at Mile High to take on the Outlaws in their season opener.  This was a tale of two teams that went in different directions last season.  The Machine appeared to be the favorites against the home team as Denver suffered an uncharacteristic 2015 where they failed to make the playoffs.  Jesse Schwartzman announced his retirement, the defense struggled with consistency…

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What a difference a year makes: Denver Outlaws 2015 Season Recap

2014 MLL Championship - Semifinal - New York Lizards v Denver Outlaws
July 31, 2015

Things did not go as planned this year for the Denver Outlaws. The team limped to a 7-7 finish and preserved a bit of dignity in the process (the team has never finished below .500). Still, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Looking on the bright side, they were only one game out of playoff contention according to the final standings. As Cubs fans…

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