Machine Race to Second Playoffs No Accident

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July 17, 2015

The Ohio Machine are one of the most intriguing teams in Major League Lacrosse right now. They’ve clinched a playoff spot with two games remaining in their season and after their first trip to the playoffs a season ago, they’re looking to go on a championship run this summer. So let’s take a look at some of the key factors as to how the Machine got to this point. The…

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Spallina Won’t Rest Players Despite Lizards Clinch

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July 16, 2015

With two games left in the regular season, the New York Lizards have already clinched the league’s best record heading into the playoffs. Regardless, head coach Joe Spallina said he won’t be resting fully healthy players. “The focal point of our group from day one has been about the finish line,” Spallina said on Wednesday during the MLL coaches’ conference call. “And we realize there are things that need to…

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Will Manny: Ambassador of the Game

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July 16, 2015

Will Manny couldn’t get away from lacrosse. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts in May of 2013, he began a full-time job with Bank of America in Boston. Even though he was still playing the sport he loves with the Boston Cannons, something was missing. “Within six months or so, I wasn’t comfortable,” said Manny. “It’s not that I didn’t like working in finance. I loved learning, but I…

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Rattlers Clinch, But Still Have Battles Ahead

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July 15, 2015

The Season Thus Far: Wins: 7              Losses: 5         Games Back: 3            HOME: 4-2           AWAY: 3-3 The Rochester Rattlers proved just how tough they are this past week with a big win over Chesapeake at home. A very strong faceoff game with various scorers in Lawson, Staats, Matthews, and Rice helped…

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Launch Late Season Success Positive For Future

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July 15, 2015

With three wins in a row and a nice turn around for Florida Launch so late in the season, it makes you wonder what has changed for the better for the team. Looking at the Attack Coach Stan Ross stated that before Florida was able to pick up Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson, the defense only had to worry about Kieran McArdle and Casey Powell owning the ball.  Now that…

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Eric O’Brien Signed by Chesapeake Bayhawks

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July 14, 2015

The Chesapeake Bayhawks have made a signing as they head towards their playoff stretch run. With two games left to play as must wins, they have added free agent faceoff man Eric O’Brien. O’Brien had been with the Ohio Machine for parts of this season. He won 44 percent of his faceoffs in his 40 career games with the Machine. The former Ohio State player cut his teeth in the…

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MLL: Individual Performances Abound as Playoff Spots are Secured

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July 14, 2015

As this weekend’s games concluded, New York, Ohio and Rochester all clinched playoff berths while Boston stumbled on its quest to make the postseason.  New York came out hot against a Denver squad that struggled in its past two games.  The Lizards defeated the Outlaws 18-15 but the game was not as close as the score indicated.  Even with the return of Anthony Kelly and Geoff Snider to the lineup,…

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McDaniels: The MLL Race Goes On

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July 14, 2015

With two weeks left in the Major League Lacrosse season the playoff picture has become clearer. Three teams have claimed their spots and two teams fighting for the fourth. New York has locked up the #1 seed and will host one of the games on August 1. With Ohio’s victory Saturday over Boston, they clinched a spot and currently sit in the #2 position based on owning tiebreakers over Rochester…

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All Shook Up: Week 13 MLL Power Rankings

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July 14, 2015

This past weekend’s MLL action was a bit crazy. New York and Denver showed how much they don’t like each other in the pouring rain, Rochester and Chesapeake exchanged body blows for two straight hours, Ohio effectively prevented those caissons from Boston from rolling along, and Florida and Charlotte engaged in what is known as a “shootout.” As the season winds down the playoff picture comes into closer relief and…

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Rattlers Clinch Playoff Spot With Bayhawks Win

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July 13, 2015

In one of their most action-packed home games of the 2015 MLL season, the Rochester Rattlers (7 – 5) defeated the Chesapeake Bayhawks (5 – 7), in front of a good crowd in Brockport, NY. A strong first and fourth quarter led by Dave Lawson, who had five points, Kevin Rice, who had a hat trick including the game winner, and another great game by Mark Matthews’ who had his…

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