Denver Beats UNC in NCAA Tourney for a Third Straight Year

People were wondering if the Denver Pioneers were seeded too highly. Predicted by many to travel for the NCAA First Round, Denver received the No. 5 seed and a home date with North Carolina on Saturday night. The Pioneers left no doubt on the field, looking every bit like a No. 5 seed in a 9-5 win over the visiting Tar Heels, marking the third straight season Denver has defeated…

May 12, 2014

Rattlers Get Revenge on Lizards, Win Second Straight

Just 13 days after falling to New York in the 2014 season opener, the Rochester Rattlers responded by beating the Lizards 15-9 Friday evening on CBS Sports Network.   After New York took a 4-1 lead after one quarter, Rochester outscored the Lizards 14-5 the rest of the way to roll to the victory.   “I think we had good opportunities early, but we just didn’t bury them,” said Rochester…

May 11, 2014

Rattlers Look for Revenge Against Lizards

New York and Rochester are pretty familiar with each other. For the second time in 13 days, the sides will square off. The 1-1 Lizards travel to the 1-1 Rattlers on Friday for a 7:30 pm opening faceoff on CBS Sports Network. In the April 27 meeting, Cornell graduate and 2013 Tewaaraton Award winner Rob Pannell led the New York offense in the absence of an injured Ned Crotty. Pannell…

May 9, 2014

Lafleur: Is It Time to Embrace Defense in the MLL?

When I took a step back to analyze the 2014 Major League Lacrosse season so far, I began to notice a trend. Although only eight games, scoring appeared lower than I would expect. That led me into some research which confirmed lack of scoring, or good defense, is in fact a reality. Through eight games, teams are averaging 11.7 points per game compared to the 12.3 points per game over…

May 7, 2014