MLL Week 2: Jr. scores as Cannons roar

June 15, 2019

Major League Lacrosse only played two games during the second week of the season, but they proved to be pivotal as John Grant Jr. became the new points leader moving past PLL founder and former MLL star Paul Rabil. Defending champion Denver quenched the hot starting Atlanta Blaze 18-16 in a barn burner. Denver’s victory moved the Outlaws into third place behind undefeated Chesapeake. Atlanta fell into the fourth spot…

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Baker: MLL and PLL give fans equal entertainment in first week of play

June 9, 2019

It happened one summer, it happened one time It happened forever, for one short time The Motels 1983 Summer arrived and this year in particular is historic as there are two organizations putting incredible lacrosse products on the field.  So far into this young season, the fans are the winners. The first weekend of professional field lacrosse took place with the two leagues turning in incredible performances. The established league,…

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PLL: Opening weekend means it’s time to face the change

June 2, 2019

The late David Bowie encouraged us to turn and face the strange (changes). A classic rock song with an inspiring message, but the problem is no other word causes more sleepless nights and worry than change. This proves especially acute when the change affects something close to our hearts…  I am referring to lacrosse, the sport we all agree we love. Earlier this year Paul Rabil announced the formation of…

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MLL: Rattlers reach final with win over Lizards

August 16, 2018

The New York Lizards traveled to The Star in Frisco, Texas for the semifinals of MLL championship play and ran into a buzz saw in the form of the Dallas Rattlers, falling 15-12 and ending their bid at returning to the championship game. The Rattlers showed why they held onto the number one spot in the regular season longer than any other team by jumping out to a 6-1 lead…

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MLL Week 14: Two-win weekend for Atlanta

August 4, 2018

Chesapeake 11 Atlanta 12 Chesapeake failed in their attempt to secure the second playoff spot as they lost a close game to Atlanta. Atlanta roared out to a 7-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Even with a one-goal output by the Blaze offense in the second quarter, they continued to lead 8-6 at halftime. The Bayhawks’ offense went dormant in the third quarter as the Blaze…

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MLL Week 12: Dallas first to clinch playoff spot

July 12, 2018

Boston 11 @ Denver 25 Last week’s action kicked off with Denver’s Fourth of July game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. The Outlaws wasted no time as they established a 6-3 lead at the end of the first quarter. Denver increased the lead to 11-4 in the second as Boston’s offense sputtered and only tallied one goal. The onslaught continued after the half as the Outlaws extended…

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MLL Week 11: Lots of action before attention turns to World’s

July 7, 2018

With the FIL Men’s World Championship about to commence in Israel, and the World Series of Youth Lacrosse imminent, many tend to forget that there is incredible lacrosse occurring in the MLL regular season. The MLL All-Stars defeated Team USA in overtime as many players made statements with their performances. The action continued after the All-Star Game as Ohio continued to struggle and Charlotte has been sliding the wrong way…

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MLL Week 10: Outlaws extend win streak to five games

June 30, 2018

After the 10th week of Major League Lacrosse action, Dallas remained in first place followed closely by Chesapeake as the league headed into the All-Star game break. Denver and Charlotte found themselves tied for third with 6-4 records. New York continued in the wrong direction with another loss, followed closely by a resurgent Florida team. Boston scraped their way out of last place and into a tie with Atlanta while…

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MLL Week 9: Reeves debuts with two goals as Rattlers hold on to first place

June 21, 2018

Charlotte 16 @ New York 20 The Charlotte Hounds suffered a loss to the New York Lizards that dropped the Hounds into a tie for second place with the Chesapeake Bayhawks. New York had lost the previous week to Florida in a high-scoring game and jumped on the Hounds early taking a 7-4 lead at the end of the first. The Hounds could not narrow New York’s three-goal lead as…

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MLL Week 7: Movement throughout standings

June 7, 2018

MLL’s week seven action saw a lot of movement in the standings in four games. The first place Charlotte Hounds were swept by the Denver Outlaws to fall into a tie with the Dallas Rattlers for first, as the Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the defending champion Ohio Machine to move into third place – and just half a game back of tying for first. New York and Atlanta tied for fourth…

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