Press Release: Launch fall to Machine

May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
May 28, 2017

The Florida Launch struggled to hold off a dominant Ohio Machine in a 19-7 loss Saturday night on the road. Though the Machine struck first in the game with two goals, the Launch quickly responded with goals from Jimmy Dailey (2G) and Kieran McArdle (3G). The Machine overtook the Launch early in the second quarter with a six goal scoring streak. Launch Goalie Austin Kaut fought off an aggressive Ohio…

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MLL mock draft 2017: Embarrassment of first-round riches for Launch

Connor Cannizzaro of the Denver Pioneers could be a first-round pick in the 2017 MLL draft. (Photo credit: Ian Neadle)
May 27, 2017

The Major League Lacrosse draft takes place this Sunday, May 28 in Foxboro, Mass. in conjunction with the NCAA championship tournament. Ahead of the draft, our Bailey Kennedy takes a look at some of the top prospects and where their fates might fall this weekend. Round 1 1 Florida Launch Connor Cannizzaro, A, Denver 41G 24A 65pts* I don’t think anyone is sure who the Launch will take #1. It’s…

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MLL: Upsets, comebacks and overtime – oh my!

May 19, 2017; Chesapeake, MD, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Chesapeake Bayhawks at Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Field. Photography Credit: Jermain Rangasammy/Major League Lacrosse
May 25, 2017

Another weekend of Major League Lacrosse provided incredible action with upsets and overtime victories. The largest margin of victory was just three goals. The only thing that remained unchanged was the Denver Outlaws staying atop the standings. Denver remains an undefeated team after their bye week. Chesapeake moved into second place after a two-goal victory over Atlanta. Charlotte, which has improved every week, defeated heavily favoured Ohio at home and…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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Ric Beardsley: Making defense great again

Ric Beardsley (Photo: Ric Beardsley Twitter)
May 4, 2017

Ric Beardsley, legendary Syracuse defenseman and current coach, was one of the best to ever play at his position. A four-time All-American, he was known for his ability to throw devastating checks, make incredible passes and shut-down stellar attackmen. He was a player kids tried to emulate. During Beardsley’s playing days, collegiate teams like Syracuse, Hopkins, UVA and Maryland benefitted from national exposure. Watching their defensemen provided a wealth of…

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Press Release: Launch continue Central Florida run against Rattlers

tucker durkin florida launch
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…

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