Press Release: Launch come from behind late to down Rattlers

florida conner buczek
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…

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

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….

Read More >>

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…

Read More >>

Rattlers Acquire Jojo Marasco From Lizards

Rochester Rattlers v New York Lizards
November 15, 2016

The Rochester Rattlers have struggled to retain players in the player movement period, but on Tuesday, they were able to add a new piece. Rochester acquired midfield Jojo Marasco from the New York Lizards for their fourth overall pick in the collegiate draft. The Rattlers have seen many of their players declare for player movement with the future of the franchise up in the air. Returning at least for this coming…

Read More >>

Lizards Top Rattlers to Control Playoff Destiny

drew adams lizards
July 25, 2016

The New York Lizards knew they had to turn their luck around with a win following a three-game losing streak. The win may have came closer then they would’ve liked, but the Lizards swept the season series against the Rochester Rattlers 16-15 in overtime. New York saw several key players help contribute to the winning effort. Dave Lawson and JoJo Marasco each scored two goals, but what was key to…

Read More >>

MLL Power Rankings: Rattlers Rising

rattlers 1
June 28, 2016

MLL Week 11 power rankings Another week has been completed in the MLL and we are one week away from the All-Star game. In Week 10 the league saw its top two teams go down in the New York Lizards and Ohio Machine. The rankings got quite a shakeup as a result and we have a new team at the top. How far did the Machine and Lizards fall with…

Read More >>

Rattlers Win First Home Game, Take Down Bayhawks

rattlers 1
May 31, 2016

It’s weird to say that we’re already in Week 6, but here we are, and what better way for the Rattlers to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend then taking down the 3 – 2 Chesapeake Bayhawks in a great matchup this past Saturday, in, even weirder, their home opener! While the College Lacrosse world prepared for a historic title game on Memorial Day, the Upstate New York pros took to the field…

Read More >>

Cannons Use Last Second Merrill Two Pointer to Top Rattlers

2YM0 - Half Time UploadJRC_2601
May 15, 2016

Embed from Getty Images ALLSTON, Mass –  Brodie Merrill found himself back on the field at Harvard Stadium for the first time in over a year Saturday afternoon. With the Cannons returning to the hallowed grounds after a one-year hiatus from the Coliseum last season, and Merrill missing the Cannons home opener due to National Lacrosse League (NLL) duties, the pieces fell into place for a potential historic night. With…

Read More >>

Cannons Look for Third Win, Face Rattlers at Harvard

cannons mcwilliams
May 14, 2016

The Boston Cannons (2-1) return home to take on the 2015 runner-up Rochester Rattlers (just 48 hours after knocking previously undefeated Chesapeake Bayhawks Thursday evening. Boston had a 13-11 victory over Chesapeake Thursday night, giving the Cannons a two-game winning streak after their season opening loss to Charlotte Hounds. Boston will see some key additions to their roster Saturday evening, as the Cannons welcome back Mitch Belisle and Brodie Merrill…

Read More >>