Machine crowned 2017 MLL champions

August 19, 2017; Frisco, TX, USA; Ohio Machine vs. Denver Outlaws at Ford Center. Photography Credit: Jerome Miron
August 20, 2017

It wasn’t as close as last year’s final, but that doesn’t mean it was any less dramatic. A year after losing to the Denver Outlaws in the last seconds of the 2016 Steinfeld Cup, the Ohio Machine roared to life in the fourth quarter on Saturday night for a 17-12 win over the Outlaws to capture their first Major League Lacrosse championship. Marcus Holman’s natural hat-trick in the fourth-quarter was…

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Press Release: Launch season ends with loss to Machine

May 27, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
August 13, 2017

The Florida Launch closed out their historic season with an 18-13 loss to the Ohio Machine in the Major League Lacrosse semi-finals. In their first ever playoff appearance, the Launch showed a renewed team energy that has been in the making throughout the regular season. After losing to the Machine earlier this season, the Launch developed considerably since their last meeting, staying close to Ohio throughout the game. Kieran McArdle…

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MLL: Playoffs set, Rochester claims a seat at the table

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August 13, 2017

Sadly, Major League Lacrosse’s regular season ended last weekend as Rochester claimed the last playoff spot. The Denver and Ohio games determined that Florida would travel to face the Machine and Rochester would face the Outlaws in Denver. Despite three of the four spots filled the previous week, the action in the games proved dramatic and there was even an emotional farewell as Greg Gurenlian played his last MLL game. The…

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MLL: Week 14 sees three playoff spots claimed

July 29, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Florida Launch @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Joe Maiorana
August 5, 2017

That time we look forward to with anticipation and dread arrived this past weekend as the playoff picture cleared somewhat as Denver, Ohio and Florida all punched their tickets to the post-season. New York, Rochester and Charlotte each have a chance at the last spot. As the playoffs take shape, the regular season is ending. There has been some incredible lacrosse played this season. The league produced some great sports…

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MLL: Weekend action heats up playoff push

July 22, 2017; Boca Raton, FL, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Florida Launch at FAU Stadium. Photography Credit: Lawrence Ream
July 30, 2017

  Florida 18 – Charlotte 12 Florida rebounded from a loss to Chesapeake earlier in the week with a strong six-goal win over a greatly improved Charlotte team and continues to hold on to third place as the season comes to a close. The Launch came out firing on all cylinders, including a 2-point goal by Connor Buczek and led 7-2 at the end of the first. The second quarter…

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MLL: Deja vu again?

July 15, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Denver Outlaws @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. Photography Credit: Lorrie Gardner
July 21, 2017

Major League Lacrosse action continued fast and furious after an incredible All-Star Game, repercussions of the New York and Boston trade and Team USA tryouts. The All-Star game had many selectees unable to attend as they prepared for Team USA tryouts, but that did not stop an incredible game that ended on a Myles Jones game winner. Players took the old adage of token defense in all-star games threw it…

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MLL: Teams pour on points as playoffs loom

July 4, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Denver Outlaws at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
July 9, 2017

The all-star game marks a crucial part of the season where teams are starting to form into groups that are likely to make the playoffs (i.e. Denver and Ohio), those that are out (Boston), and then the rest of the league. Denver reclaimed the number one spot they have held longer than anyone else has this season with a win and an Ohio loss to New York. Ohio dropped to…

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MLL: Ohio moves into first

June 24, 2017; Rochester, NY, USA; Atlanta Blaze @ Rochester Rattlers at Capelli Sport Stadium. (Photo credit: Major League Lacrosse)
July 2, 2017

Overtime games are becoming a normal thing during this MLL season and the weekend of June 24 was no exception as a team not named the Denver Outlaws is in first place. Denver dropped half a game behind first place Ohio while Florida fell two games behind. Charlotte moved to .500 on the season and into fourth place while Rochester finds itself three games out of first place. Atlanta, Chesapeake…

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Press Release: Thompson makes season debut, but Bayhawks beaten

June 24, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Chesapeake Bayhawks @ Ohio Machine at Obetz Fortress Field. (Photo: Major League Lacrosse)
June 26, 2017

Superstar attackman Lyle Thompson made a solid season debut with two goals and an assist, but the Chesapeake Bayhawks dropped a tough 15-13 loss to the Ohio Machine at Fortress Field on Saturday night. “I thought we played better than we did last week. We’re getting better, but unfortunately we’re just not making the plays we need to make in order to win,” Chesapeake Head Coach Brian Reese said. “We…

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MLL: Rookies debut as race for playoffs remains tight

June 3, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Charlotte Hounds @ Atlanta Blaze at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. Photography Credit: Brett Davis
June 8, 2017

As Major League Lacrosse closes in on the middle of the season, the race for playoff spots tightens with the usual suspects remaining at the top while a surprise contender finds itself in a tie for the number four spot. The season is far from over and even the bottom teams are still within striking distance with little room for error. The number that every team wants to avoid is…

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