Rattlers and Lizards Early Undefeateds

1 rabil
April 19, 2015

Last weekend was the start to the 2015 MLL season and it was nothing short of spectacular and intense. The Rochester Rattlers took down the Charlotte Hounds in overtime and the New York Lizards unplugged Ohio with a 14-8 victory. For the state of New York, the Lizards and Rattlers are representing them very well at the start of the new season. Back in the league is Matt Poskay, who…


Outlaws and Machine Seek First Wins

April 17, 2015

The road to .500 goes through Ohio when the Machine and the Outlaws faceoff in week 2 of the Major League Lacrosse 2015 season. The Machine and the Outlaws renew their rivalry after a pair of thrilling games last year. Denver beat Ohio in the Mile High City to the tune of 14-12 on Star Wars night (May the 4th, get it? GET IT?!). When the Outlaws visited Ohio they…


Outlaws Notes: Denver Can Improve

April 16, 2015

The Denver Outlaws started their title defense on Sunday night in Boston, but coming up on the losing side of a 16-13 decision surely was not what coach B.J. O’Hara and his team had in mind. It’s worth mentioning again that eight of the players on the Outlaws’ 25 man active roster are playing NLL right now. That’s less of an excuse for the loss than it is context for…


MLL Three Stars: Week One

1 ohio machine
April 15, 2015

In the first weekend of Major League Lacrosse action, the league’s stars came out. After a long offseason waiting for the first games, fans finally got a glimpse of their favorite players. This week, Ohio’s Peter Baum, Rochester’s Jordan Wolf and Denver’s Drew Snider all shined. Peter Baum, midfield, Ohio Machine — 14-8 loss against New York Though the Machine lost its first game of the season, Baum ripped three…


MLL Power Rankings: Week One

1 rabil lizards
April 14, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com I’m loathe to call anything after three games a “power” ranking, especially in MLL where the embryonic team of Week 1 tends to metamorphose dramatically by season’s end. With that caveat in place let’s take a look what happened over MLL’s opening weekend.   New York Lizards: It’s hard to argue against New York at this point in the season. The Lizards are likely the team…


Getting a Grip On Opening Weekend in MLL

1 john haus
April 14, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Opening weekend is in the books and it provided us some fun games and a glimpse into what the season holds.  The grippy ball is back in use and this much anticipated return makes the two point shot more achievable.  In an effort to make the ball more visible to the television audience last year, the MLL switched for the textured “grippy” ball to a smoother…


McDaniels: MLL Season Underway

April 14, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com The 2015 Major League Lacrosse season is underway! This year, the regular season begins two weeks earlier than usual. The first four weeks of the schedule has all games played on Sunday’s, which should give the MLL good exposure seen as their indoor counterparts play on Friday and Saturday nights. Also, the league signed a deal to have all games air on ESPN3 with select games…


Analysis: Cannons Look Sharp In Win

New York Lizards v Boston Cannons
April 13, 2015

The Boston Cannons opened their 2015 campaign with a win over the Denver Outlaws 15-13. The scoring started out on the Cannons side with the first goal of the season from Rob Emery, the sophomore player out of Virginia. Chris Bocklet tied things up on the Outlaws side just one minute later. By the half it was 8-5 Cannons with much of the offense coming from Boston. Denver’s offense seemed…


Machine Fall Despite Baum’s Hat Trick

Ohio Machine v New York Lizards
April 12, 2015

The New York Lizards (1-0) put together an eight-goal second half to take down the Ohio Machine (0-1), 14-11, in the first game of the 2015 season for both teams. Despite Peter Baum’s eight career regular season hat trick, the Machine faltered in the second half after jumping out to a 3-1 lead to open the game. Baum rung in three straight goals in the first half to lead the…