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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NLL Season in Review: Georgia Swarm

June 14, 2019

While the 2019 season was the first since 2016 in which the Georgia Swarm got knocked out of the playoffs in the division semifinals (first round) it can still be defined as a successful one, even through the ups and downs. Season In Review Georgia started the season on a four-game winning streak before hitting a rough patch in mid-January, losing back-to-back games in the same weekend. That two-game losing…

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NLL: Rock surge past Swarm in semi-final

May 7, 2019

And down goes the NLL’s other powerhouse. After the Toronto Rock’s 16-14 East Division semi-final win over the Georgia Swarm, the NLL Cup will feature two new teams for the first time since 2014. With the Saskatchewan Rush defeated on Friday night and the Rochester Knighthawks failing to make the playoffs, the Swarm were the last recent NLL Cup competitor left standing. They’ve had nothing but strong seasons since moving…

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MLL: Players on the move after dispersal draft

April 29, 2019

Major League Lacrosse shocked the lacrosse community on April 1, 2019 when it announced that it was eliminating the Charlotte Hounds, Florida Launch and Ohio Machine, leaving many to believe it was an April Fool’s joke. The workers, players and fans of the organizations quickly learned this was not a poorly contrived prank – the league will continue on with just six teams, meaning roster spots are now at a…

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NLL: Rare Wings win keeps Swarm in second place

April 23, 2019

In their final regular season game of the season, the Georgia Swarm dropped a tough game to the Philadelphia Wings 19-14 that cost them first place in the NLL. They will finish as the Eastern Division’s second seed and host the Toronto Rock on Monday, May 6th in the NLL’s first round of playoffs. The Wings, who finish their season with a 4-14 record, used an early offensive run to help…

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NLL: Roughnecks win barnburner over Swarm

April 15, 2019

Friday night was a great night to be a National Lacrosse League fan. The evening featured three games across the league that were all decided by a single goal. In Calgary, fans were treated to a barnburner that was ultimately decided by a late shorthanded goal from Curtis Dickson propelling the Roughnecks over the Georgia Swarm by a score of 14-13. After a short feeling-out process to start the game,…

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NLL: Swarm take over NLL’s top spot with win over the best of the West

April 6, 2019

In a game that pitted the Staats brothers against each other for the first time in their careers – Austin for San Diego and Randy for Georgia – the Swarm came out on top 17-10. Georgia got things started early and never looked back as this game was never really in doubt after the first few minutes. While Georgia’s offense was the driving force behind their performance, it was the…

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NLL: Staats brothers next in long tradition of family facing off in NLL

April 5, 2019

Friday night marks the first time the next set of lacrosse playing brothers will face off against each other in the National Lacrosse League, as Randy Staats’ Georgia Swarm host Austin Staats’ San Diego Seals. Austin has long been touted as someone to watch in lacrosse for his dynamic ability to score and create chances. Teams were salivating over him long before left Onondaga Community College to declare himself eligible…

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