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

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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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NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

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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…

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

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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…

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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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Knighthawks playoff hopes still alive after 15-13 defeat of Black Wolves

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April 26, 2017

Dan Lomas comes up huge with 3G/4A to keep playoff hopes alive for Knighthawks   The Rochester Knighthawks (6-10) held off elimination from playoff contention with a hard fought 15-13 victory over the New England Black Wolves (8-9) in front of 5,816 fans at Connor & Ferris Field. Dan Lomas was the star of the game as he compiled three goals and four assists to lead the Hawks to the…

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Rock loss to Bandits tightens playoff race

Jordan Magnuson and Nick Weiss face-off as the Toronto Rock host the Buffalo Bandits on April 14, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
April 16, 2017

The Toronto Rock have hit a losing skid at the worst possible time. A 13-8 loss to the Buffalo Bandits on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre was the Rock’s third consecutive loss. It also means they have to wait another week to clinch a playoff spot with New England and Buffalo breathing down their necks. Following their bye week, the Rock came out on fire building a 4-0…

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Rochester defeats Buffalo 11-10

The Rochester Knighthawks celebrate their 9-8 victory over the Toronto Rock on January 28, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
March 26, 2017

Hawks Keep Playoff Hopes Alive; Jackson and Resetarits score Hat Tricks Last night the Rochester Knighthawks (5-8) defeated the Buffalo Bandits (5-7) 11-10 in front of 8,765 at Connor and Ferris Field in Rochester. It was the largest crowd of the season for the Knighthawks since their home opener which drew 8,137. The game was your typical battle between the teams, but it didn’t go without controversy. Defensemen Brad Gillies…

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Black Wolves Defeat Hawks 12-11

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March 19, 2017

Black Wolves win the Battle, Move Half Game from Second Place The New England Black Wolves (6-6) defeated the Rochester Knighthawks (4-8) 12-11 in a very crucial eastern division match up Friday night in front of 4,449 fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena and Casino. New England’s win, coupled with the Rock falling to Colorado leaves the Black Wolves only a half game out of second place in the east….

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