Bayhawks Rattle Rochester 19-9

Rochester Rattlers and Chesapeake Bayhawks on July 2, 2017. (Photo credit: Rocco Granato)
July 4, 2017

Lyle Thompson’s five goals and Matt Abbott’s four goals pace Bayhawks on Military Appreciation Night Sunday night the Chesapeake Bayhawks (4-5) ended a four game losing streak by dismantling the Rochester Rattlers (4-6) 19-9 in front of 10,002 at Navy-Marine Stadium in Annapolis, Md., on military appreciation night. Following the game the fans in attendance were treated to a concert by country music star Craig Campbell, and the annual fireworks…

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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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Launch to retire Powell’s No. 22

ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 17:  Casey Powell #22 of the Florida Launch handles the ball against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on May 17, 2014 in Annapolis, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
June 28, 2017

The Florida Launch will honour former player and lacrosse legend Casey Powell during a halftime ceremony with the retirement of his No. 22 and the unveiling of a commemorative field banner on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Faceoff for the game against the Chesapeake Bayhawks is set for 7 p.m. Powell will become the first player in franchise history to have his number retired. The Carthage, New York native played his…

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MLL shake-ups: Denver loses and Florida launches

Paul Rabil joins the 500-point club. June 17, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Rochester Rattlers @ New York Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium @ Hofstra University. Photography Credit: Dan Nilsen
June 22, 2017

This Major League Lacrosse season continues to raise the bar every week with incredible individual and team performances, and what makes this season incredible is that only three games separate first from last place in the standings. Denver finally has to share the number one spot after losing to a Boston team they beat the previous week. The Outlaws share the spot with Ohio, a team that enjoyed a bye…

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Editorial: Georgia’s win was exactly what the NLL needed

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June 21, 2017

The Georgia Swarm’s recent victory in the Champion’s Cup was fortuitous for the National Lacrosse League for two reasons: one, it showed that young franchises can prosper, and two, it showcased the Thompson brothers, the best players in the game. As the NLL actively searches for expansion partners, showcasing two of their youngest franchises was the best scenario they could have hoped for. Granted, both the Rush and Swarm have…

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MSL: Lakers take over first

The Brooklin Redmen react to a goal scored by the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)
June 20, 2017

Week three of Major Series Lacrosse action saw only one team remain undefeated as the Peterborough Lakers took down the Six Nations Chiefs 7-6 in the battle of the best. The Lakers now sit atop the MSL standing with their perfect record and the contentment (for now) of knowing they bested their fiercest rivals. The Chiefs dropped to second place while Brooklin failed to gain any ground going 1-1. Oakville…

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MSL week 2: Oakville falters but otherwise business as usual

Brampton Excelsiors are crushed 28-7 by the Peterborough Lakers on June 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Ryan Nolan)
June 12, 2017

Week two in the MSL saw more of the same: a lot of patchwork rosters. A clearer picture developed, however, of how the season might go. The Brampton Excelsiors’ early success fell off, while the Cobourg Kodiaks maintained their status quo of trying hard but not quite getting there. There are no words to what the Peterborough Lakers did to the Excelsiors on Thursday, while the Six Nations Chiefs picked…

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NLL: Rush gamble; dynasty ends

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June 11, 2017

The Saskatchewan Rush gambled on Saturday night and it cost them a championship. The Georgia Swarm ended the Rush’s Champion’s Cup dynasty with a 15-14 OT win to take the series two games to none. The Swarm won the championship for the first time in their history. On what should have typically been the last possession of a game in which the Rush led 14-13, they pulled Aaron Bold to…

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Swarm deny Rush the three-peat, win Champion’s Cup 15-14 in OT

Mike Poulin of the Georgia Swarm shakes hands with captain Chris Corbeil of the Saskatchewan Rush. (Photo by Josh Schaefer/GetMyPhoto.ca)
June 11, 2017

Miles Thompson scores winner in overtime. Georgia Swarm win first championship in franchise history. Lyle Thompson M.V.P. with four goals. The Georgia Swarm defeated the Saskatchewan Rush 15-14 in overtime in front of 14,264 screaming fans at the Sasktel Centre on Saturday evening to become the 2017 National Lacrosse League champions. Miles Thompson scored the game winner 1:17 into overtime off a pass from his brother Lyle. “You can take…

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Maryland Terrapins: kings and queens of lacrosse

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June 9, 2017

Lady Terps win third title in four years. Men break 42 year drought.   On Memorial Day, Maryland Lacrosse climbed to the top of the mountain in just about every way possible. On Sunday the Lady Terps won their 13th national championship, and their third in the last four seasons. During the past four years, the women have compiled a record of 89-3, including a 23-0 record this season. Head coach Cathy Reese has built an…

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