So Close, Yet So Far Away: 2015 Ohio Machine Season Recap

August 5, 2015

One year after making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, the Ohio Machine were set to host their first home playoff game ever against the very same team they lost to the year prior. A 15-11 defeat at the hands of the Rochester Rattlers last summer left the Machine hungry and ready for more this season. Unfortunately for them, they were not able to take the next…


Machine Host Rattlers in First Home Playoff Game

August 1, 2015

  In the first meeting of the season between Ohio and Rochester on June 28, the Machine got off to a quick start, which ultimately carried them past the Rattlers in Rochester by a final score of 17-12. The following week, Ohio would do the same thing. Except this time, after being down 8-3 after the first half, the Rattler offense woke up and outscored the Machine 13-7 in the…


Ohio Machine Playoff Preview: What You Should Look Out For

July 30, 2015

For the second straight year, Ohio is in the playoffs and, for the first time ever, they will be hosting a playoff game when they take on Rochester on Saturday at 4 pm. Like it or not, the Machine are the most dangerous team heading into the playoffs and I’m going to give you the top three reasons why. Ready or not, #OilUp. The Goaltending of Brian Phipps The Machine…


Machine Secure Second Seed With Boston Win

July 26, 2015

After defeating Boston (8-6) for the second time in three weeks, Ohio (9-5) will ride a three game winning streak into the playoffs as the Machine beat the Cannons 17-16 on Saturday night in front of 2,731 fans at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio. Five goals from five different Ohio players put the Machine up 5-3 after 15 minutes of play. Ohio’s Marcus Holman, along with Boston’s Joe Nardella and…


Ohio Holds Lizards to Nine Goals

July 19, 2015

After outscoring New York (10-3) 7-2 in the first quarter, Ohio (8-5) put things in cruise control en route to a 14-9 win in front of 4,133 at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio on Saturday night. Jimmy Bitter and Marcus Holman led all scorers with three goals each for the Machine, one of which was a two-point goal for Bitter. Although Ohio took an 8-4 lead into the locker room…


Machine Race to Second Playoffs No Accident

July 17, 2015

The Ohio Machine are one of the most intriguing teams in Major League Lacrosse right now. They’ve clinched a playoff spot with two games remaining in their season and after their first trip to the playoffs a season ago, they’re looking to go on a championship run this summer. So let’s take a look at some of the key factors as to how the Machine got to this point. The…


Machine Offense Downs Cannons

July 12, 2015

On the strength of six points from Peter Baum and Steele Stanwick, as well as a plethora of other contributors, Ohio (7-5) ousted Boston (7-5) by a score of 19-12 on Saturday night in front of 6,813 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Machine were down 4-1 after 15 minutes of play, but they dominated the second quarter, outscoring the Cannons 8-0 to take a five goal lead…


Rattlers Dominate Second Half to Beat Machine

July 5, 2015

Rochester (6-5), down 8-3 at half time, outscored Ohio (6-5) 13-7 in the second half to come away winners by a 16-15 final score on Independence Day at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio. The Machine got the scoring started 10 seconds into the game thanks to Brian Karalunas’ first goal of the season. Tom Schreiber and Kyle Harrison provided goals to put the home team up 3-0 at the 8:25…


Machine Face Rattlers in Potential Playoff Preview

June 28, 2015

In the first of back to back meetings between the two teams, Ohio (5-4) will travel to Rochester (5-4) to take on the Rattlers at Eunice Kennedy Shriver Stadium on Sunday. Each game becomes more pivotal as we head into the final five weeks of MLL play, as there were five teams that had a record of 5-4 heading into Saturday night’s Denver/Charlotte contest. This will be a rematch of…


Bayhawks Use Strong Second Half to Beat Ohio in Overtime

June 21, 2015

Ohio (5-4), winners of four games in a row, held a three goal lead three separate times before eventually falling to Chesapeake (5-4) in overtime by a 12-11 final score on Saturday at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio. Machine midfielder Peter Baum returned to action for the first time since May 16, scoring the first goal 1:04 into the game. Ohio’s Tom Schreiber and Chesapeake’s Matt Abbott would trade goals…