MLL Three Stars: Week Twelve

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June 29, 2015

In the tight Major League Lacrosse standings, Ohio and Boston separated themselves a bit, and Florida earned a big win over first-place New York. Here are three stars from this past weekend. 3) Kieran McArdle (Florida) – 4 goals, 1 assist There were several players across the league with better stat lines than Kieran McArdle, but the St. John’s product gets the nod at #3 due to the magnitude and…

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Well Oiled Machine Take Down Rochester

2014 MLL Championship - Semifinal - Ohio Machine v Rochester Rattlers
June 29, 2015

The Rochester Rattlers fell to the Ohio Machine 17 – 12 yesterday evening in front of a home crowd at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium in Brockport, NY. Led by Marcus Holman who had five and rookie Jimmy Bitter, who was in just his third game with a hat-trick, the Machine’s “well-oiled” offense looked efficient and dominant throughout the contest, particularly in the first and final quarters. Ohio exploded in the…

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Hounds take a bite out of Outlaws, notch 14-11 win

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June 29, 2015

The Hounds welcomed the Outlaws into the dog house this weekend, and the boys from Denver must have been wearing Milkbone underwear because the Hounds took a major bite out of their opponents, coming out on top 14-11. Kevin Cunningham did yeoman’s work for the Hounds, putting up seven points (4, 3) to lead all scorers on the night, and John Haus contributed 4 points (2, 2) as well. The…

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Machine Hold Off Rattlers Behind Holman

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June 28, 2015

The Ohio Machine (6-4) used five goals from Marcus Holman and an 11-goal first half to hold off an attempted comeback from the Rochester Rattlers (5-5) to escape Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium with a 17-12 win on Sunday afternoon. The Machine came out in the first half ready to avenge last week’s loss to the Chesapeake Bayhawks by scoring seven goals in the first quarter thanks to two apiece from…

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Hounds Stay Hot, Upset Outlaws

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June 28, 2015

The Charlotte Hounds on a rainy Saturday night defeated the visiting Denver Outlaws 14-11 behind an eight-goal third quarter. It marks the second-straight victory for the Hounds, who last week beat the New York Lizards 13-12. Attackman Kevin Cunningham was named Coca-Cola Player of the Game following a seven-point (4g, 3a) performance, while faceoff specialist Brendan Fowler won a personal best 20-26 draws. Opening faceoff was delayed by approximately 20…

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Machine Face Rattlers in Potential Playoff Preview

Boston Cannons v Ohio Machine
June 28, 2015

In the first of back to back meetings between the two teams, Ohio (5-4) will travel to Rochester (5-4) to take on the Rattlers at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on Sunday. Each game becomes more pivotal as we head into the final five weeks of MLL play, as there were five teams that had a record of 5-4 heading into Saturday night’s Denver/Charlotte contest. This will be a rematch of…

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Jovan Miller Could Pay Dividends For Launch

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June 27, 2015

Jovan Miller is a name you didn’t hear all through the 2014 season. Miller started his career in Major League Lacrosse back in 2011 with Rochester, only seeing the field for 7 games and scoring 4 goals and 4 assists that season. The following season, Miller was picked up by the Charlotte Hounds. There he saw a lot more playing time, becoming a regular. He played all 14 games of the…

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Lizards Lose Second Straight, Fall to Launch

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June 27, 2015

The once undefeated, untouchable, invincible New York Lizards are now heading into a spiral free fall. The Lizards dropped yet another game to a bottom-of-the-standings team. Last week, it was the Charlotte Hounds who beat the Lizards, and this time it was Florida Launch claiming victory 16-12. Once again, injuries played a huge role in the game as the several key players were missing from both teams. The Lizards were…

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MLL Players to Watch: Week Twelve

Chesapeake Bayhawks v Florida Launch
June 27, 2015

After the Florida Launch took down the New York Lizards last night, there are still three games tonight with almost every team in the playoff race. Who will step up? Joe Walters, Chesapeake, Midfield – after playing a whole season with the Rochester Knighthawks, Walters has made a huge impact for the Bayhawks.  He’s played three games and tallied thirteen points so far. His energy and vision are unlike anyone…

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Outlaws Look to Stay on Track Against Hounds

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June 26, 2015

Everyone’s a winner! Well, at least coming into this week’s contest, but the Outlaws and Hounds got to go for ice cream after last week’s wins. The Denver John Grant Juniors took down the Rochester Rattlers in a 22-21 OT thriller, while Charlotte upset the previously undefeated New York Lizards. Both teams should be riding high from those wins and looking to build momentum. Charlotte needs to win out to…

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