MLL Week 4: Atlanta and Boston prove ready to play

June 29, 2019

Major League Lacrosse reached the critical fourth week when the separation between playoff teams and those in need of retooling becomes apparent. The Atlanta Blaze kicked off the weekend’s action by defeating the Dallas Rattlers 13-11. Last season the Blaze looked ready to take the next step and make a serious run at the playoffs and a possible championship. Dallas played in the championship game last season as the favorite…

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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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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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MLL Draft Recap: Alex Woodall goes first to Ohio Machine

March 13, 2019

The 2019 Major League Draft happened Saturday night with some big moves shaking things up. The Towson University Tigers led the way with three of the top 20 picks including faceoff specialist Alex Woodall who was selected by the Ohio Machine. Zach Goodrich went third overall to the Boston Cannons and Brendan Sunday went 13th to the Atlanta Blaze. The University of Maryland and Penn State followed close behind with…

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MLL: Bayhawks split weekend games

August 4, 2018

The Chesapeake Bayhawks split their pair of games from Thursday-Saturday last week to improve to second place in the MLL. Thursday’s game saw a tough 12-11 loss to the Atlanta Blaze in Lyle Thompson’s return to Major League Lacrosse after competing in the world games and returning from a torn labrum. Thompson’s presence was noted almost immediately and he ended the night with a hat trick. The Bayhawks struggled almost…

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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 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: Bayhawks snuff out Blaze

June 18, 2018

Despite an early second-quarter lead by Atlanta, the Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Blaze 9-6 on Saturday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in a chippy game that almost had a few fights break out. Interestingly, despite the roughness, zero penalties were called in the game. The rather low-scoring game was pretty shocking given Chesapeake’s ability to score goals seemingly at will. Equally shocking was the fact that both Myles Jones…

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