Press Release: Launch come from behind late to down Rattlers

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May 22, 2017

After trailing for the better part of regulation, the Launch made a last minute rally to lift them to a 9-8 overtime victory against the Rochester Rattlers. Though the Launch struck early with two goals from Connor Buczek (2G, 1A), the Rattlers bounced back and took a lead moving into the second half. The Launch struggled to find the back of the net well into the third, being held scoreless…


Press Release: Launch set to face Rattlers in first road game

Ohio Machine v Florida Launch
May 20, 2017

The Florida Launch are heading out on the road for the first time in the 2017 MLL season to take on the Rochester Rattlers this Sat., May 20. In the first fixture of a three-game road trip, the Launch head to Capelli Sport Stadium in Rochester, N.Y. where they’ll attempt to complete the season series sweep of the Rattlers. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m EST. The game will be…


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…


Press Release: Launch look to extend win streak against unbeaten Outlaws

Rochester Rattlers v Florida Launch
May 12, 2017

The Florida Launch return to South Florida on May 13 for their home opener at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, where they take on the defending MLL champions, the Denver Outlaws. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. After a 12-10 win against the Rochester Rattlers, the Launch hope to continue their momentum into their only meeting of the regular season with the Outlaws. “I thought we actually were better in…


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…


Press Release: Launch continue Central Florida run against Rattlers

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April 28, 2017

In the second and final game of their Central Florida tour, the Florida Launch return to Spec Martin Stadium this Saturday, April 29 in DeLand, Fla. to take on the Rochester Rattlers. The game will be broadcasted live on Lax Sports Network. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. Going into Saturday, the Launch aim to improve their all-time series record against the Rattlers, who currently lead 4-1. Since last week’s…


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…


Protected Roster Analysis: Florida Launch

Rochester Rattlers v Florida Launch
September 27, 2015

Last season the Florida Launch recorded their second straight 5-9 season. The Launch continue to remake their roster after making the move from Hamilton last year. The attack unit leads the Launch but there are still plenty of holes on this roster moving forward. As the offseason begins, the Launch made the first of many moves to change the roster by cutting down the roster to 23 players. Here is…


MLL Preview Week 13: Florida Launch at Denver Outlaws

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July 19, 2015

Two ships passing in the night hardly make a sound. But two lacrosse teams facing off in the mid-day heat in Denver are bound to exude a noticeable din. Florida is a team on the rise. Languishing at the bottom of the league table for most of the season, the Launch have come alive in recent weeks as their crop of rookies acclimate to the league and begin to stretch…


Cannons Blast Launch at Gillette

June 2, 2015

When the Florida Launch traveled up to Boston, they did so with the hope that getting their main attack line of Casey Powell, Kieren McArdle, and Lyle Thompson would finally get their offense on the right track this season.  Unfortunately for the Launch, nothing seemed to go right for them while the Cannons were able to capitalize on nearly every opportunity they had on their way to a 13-9 victory….