NLL: Success for Swarm in game one

June 5, 2017

  A seven goal run in the second half by the Georgia Swarm propelled them to an 18-14 win over the Saskatchewan Rush on Sunday afternoon in game one of the Champion’s Cup final. The Swarm are making their first-ever appearance in the finals, while the Rush are the back-to-back defending champions. It will perhaps be one of the most entertaining playoff series in league history, and that’s not even…


Steady Swarm defense stops Rock in east final

May 16, 2017

After scoring nearly 40 goals over their past two games, the Toronto Rock’s offense disappeared in an 11-8 loss to the Georgia Swarm in game one of the east division final Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. The Swarm will try to close out the series this coming Saturday, May 20, in game two. If the Rock can tie the series, the teams will play a ten-minute mini-game to…


NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

April 30, 2017

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…


NLL Friday: Knighthawks knocked out, Mammoth play waiting-game

April 29, 2017

While first place in each NLL division has been sewn-up for a while, second and third place will be determined on the last day of the regular season. The penultimate evening of play saw one team eliminated from contention and another lose ground in the race for home floor. What will Saturday bring? A whole lot of emotion, that’s for sure.   Georgia 13 @ Rochester 10 Who would have…


Roughnecks swat Swarm 18-11

March 6, 2017

Dane Dobbie Nets Seven as Calgary Rebounds from Colorado Loss The Calgary Roughnecks (4-6) defeated the Georgia Swarm (7-2) 18-11 in front of 9,780 fans Saturday night in Calgary. Calgary was coming off an embarrassing 18-9 loss to Colorado the night before, and now had to face a team with the best record in the league, the Georgia Swarm. It seemed that the Roughnecks forgot about the prior game as they…


First place battle ends in 13-12 OT win for Swarm

February 19, 2017

They said it was going to be Toronto’s defense versus Georgia’s offense, but it turned out that the Rock and Swarm were more evenly matched than anyone realized. The two went at it in a playoff-like game Friday night at the Air Canada Centre in a battle for first place in the NLL. A thrilling comeback by the Swarm saw recently activated Johnny Powless assert their dominance in a 13-12…


From Georgia to Vancouver: NLL week 7

February 13, 2017

Georgia 17 vs. New England 15 Shawn Evans’ 12-point night wasn’t enough on Saturday as the league leading Georgia Swarm defeated the New England Black Wolves 17-15. Evans had four goals and eight assists as his Wolves looked to be in control in the final quarter, scoring five straight to give them a 15-13 lead. They didn’t count on Jordan Hall, however, who had a natural hat-trick in a two…


Unbeaten no more: Mammoth knock Swarm down a peg

February 6, 2017

What a difference a week makes in the NLL. After dropping two games in a row to Calgary, the Colorado Mammoth responded with a big win at home over previously unbeaten Georgia 14-10. Georgia was averaging 16 goals per game before traveling to Denver. So how did the Mammoth do it?   Shots The Mammoth outshot the Swarm 50-37. Taking their shots early and often proved to make a huge…


Mammoth Look to Show Strength Against Swarm

February 3, 2017

After a promising start to the season the Colorado Mammoth are sitting at a pedestrian 2-3 record and things are not looking like they will get easier for the squad. The undefeated Georgia Swarm roll into Pepsi Center on Saturday for a showdown with the Mammoth and it’s a big game for both teams. Georgia would love to keep their undefeated streak going and Colorado needs a big win to get back…