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Press Release: Launch look to extend win streak against unbeaten Outlaws

The Florida Launch return to South Florida on May 13 for their home opener at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, where they take on the defending MLL champions, the Denver Outlaws. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. After a 12-10 win against the Rochester Rattlers, the Launch hope to continue their momentum into their only meeting of the regular season with the Outlaws. “I thought we actually were better in…

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Robert Hope of the Peterborough Lakers. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

Robert Hope named new Lakers captain

When a door closes, a window opens. When one era ends, another begins. A new era dawns in Peterborough this summer as the Lakers of Major Series Lacrosse held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to congratulate retiring captain Scott Self and introduce new captain Robert Hope. Present at the press conference were Self and Hope, as well as general manager Paul Day and coaches Tracey Kelusky and Bobby Keast. Self, 37,…

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Mammoth defeat Stealth 13-12; advance to western finals

Mammoth advance to western finals for first time since winning the championship in 2006. Saturday night the Colorado Mammoth defeated the Vancouver Stealth 13-12 in front of 4,011 fans at the Langley Events Centre. With the win Colorado will now face the Saskatchewan Rush. This will mark the first time the Mammoth have advanced to the west division finals since winning the Champions Cup back in 2006. Since winning the cup the…

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The Toronto Rock and New England Black Wolves clash in their east division semi-final at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Photo credit: Anna Taylor)

Offensive explosion leads Rock past Black Wolves in east semi-final

  It’s Miller time in Toronto. A week after backup goaltender Brandon Miller relieved Nick Rose in Buffalo to lead the Rock to a home-floor playoff berth, he backstopped the team to an 18-10 win in the east division semi-final over the New England Black Wolves at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday. The Rock scored a season-high 19 goals in Buffalo and came one shy of matching that versus…

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Stealth Host Mammoth in NLL West Division Semi-Final

The Stealth haven’t earned a playoff berth since moving to Vancouver until now. And this year, they’ve even managed to pick up a home game for the first round, as they will host the Colorado Mammoth in a one-game semi-final tilt on Saturday night. While in Washington state, the Stealth went to the Champion’s Cup three times in four years, winning once. The successes have been much harder to come…

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Jay Thorimbert of the New England Black Wolves faces off against Bradley Kri of the Toronto Rock on March 3, 2017 at the Air Canada Centre. (Photo: Anna Taylor)

NLL semi-final preview: Black Wolves vs Rock

New England won the season series 2-0.  Will the third time be a charm for the Rock? Tonight the Toronto Rock (9-9) will host the New England Black Wolves (8-10) in the east semi-final. This round is single elimination. The Rock earned the right to host the game at the Air Canada Centre after their 19-15 victory over Buffalo last weekend, after the Black Wolves fell in overtime to Vancouver…

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CHARLOTTE, NC - JUNE 05:  Brendan Fowler #3 of the Charlotte Hounds wins a face-off against Greg Puskuldjian #94 of the Ohio Machine during their game at American Legion Memorial Stadium on June 5, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ohio won 14-12.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

MLL: Week two hijinks

The second week of Major League Lacrosse proved just as exciting and unpredictable as week one because many teams are still missing core players due to indoor or coaching commitments. This overlap makes the first four weeks of the league’s season important as no team wants to start 0-4 and battle uphill. Wiley veterans or players relatively new to the league use this opportunity to display their skills while many…

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Ric Beardsley (Photo: Ric Beardsley Twitter)

Ric Beardsley: Making defense great again

Ric Beardsley, legendary Syracuse defenseman and current coach, was one of the best to ever play at his position. A four-time All-American, he was known for his ability to throw devastating checks, make incredible passes and shut-down stellar attackmen. He was a player kids tried to emulate. During Beardsley’s playing days, collegiate teams like Syracuse, Hopkins, UVA and Maryland benefitted from national exposure. Watching their defensemen provided a wealth of…

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Michael Sowers of the Princeton Tigers fights off a Cornell Big Red defender on April 29, 2017. (Photo credit: Robert Goldstein)

Barn-burner in Ithaca as Tigers fall to Big Red

The Princeton Tigers had a chance at a title on Saturday, but Cornell played spoiler with an 18-17 Big Red win at Schoellkopf Field. It was senior day for the Big Red, who sent their fans home happy, though there will be no playoffs in Ithaca. For the Tigers, the loss was just a small bump in the road that will ultimately take them to the Ivy tournament this Friday…

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NLL Saturday: 2017 regular season wraps up; playoffs set

It took the full 18 weeks but the NLL’s playoff picture is finally set. There were four games on the schedule Saturday night – two “meaningless” games and two for all the marbles. Lacrosse game, as we know, are never actually meaningless; we use the term to indicate the impact on the standings only. In the east, things worked out as they appeared they would most of the season. The…

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