MLL At the Break: New York Lizards

After defeating the Ohio Machine last week, the Lizards have a bye this weekend to rest up before taking on the Boston Cannons next Friday, May 30 at home in Hempstead. At 2-2 overall the Lizards sit tied for third place in the Major League Lacrosse League behind Boston, Florida and Denver. Former 2013 Cascade Rookie of the Year Rob Pannell leads New York with 16 points (9g, 7a). Greg…

May 23, 2014
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Lizards and Machine Both Look to Rebound

A pair of 1-2 teams coming off two-game losing streaks will play a key early-season game on Saturday night that could go a long way towards a playoff spot come August. The New York Lizards travel to the Ohio Machine for an 8 p.m. ET faceoff on ESPN3.   Coming off a 15-9 loss against Rochester Saturday, New York has lost two straight games after its season-opening win over those…

May 17, 2014
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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
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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
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Costabile Traded to Bayhawks For Second Round Pick

The Chesapeake Bayhawks traded for New York Lizards defenseman CJ Costabile on Wednesday night. In return the Lizards receive the Bayhawks second round pick in the 2014 collegiate draft. Costabile was drafted by the Bayhawks in 2012 as the fifth overall pick. He was shipped to the then Long Island Lizards in exchange for defenseman Nicky Polanco, who helped the Bayhawks to a title. “It was a tough decision to trade CJ,” said…

May 8, 2014
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Lizards Visit Bayhawks as They Try and Remain Undefeated

May 3, 2014

When: Saturday, May 3 – 7:00 pm (ET) Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium TV: ESPN3 Everyone circled this matchup on their calendars when the schedules were released earlier this winter. Both teams added big names this offseason. The Bayhawks added Joe Walters, Brendan Mundorf, Pete Poillon and Brian Megill in the offseason. Meanwhile, the Lizards added Kyle Hartzell, Matt Striebel and Ned Crotty. As the two face off later tonight, what can…

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MLL 3 Stars: Buchanon, Pannell, Wiedmaier Start Off 2014

First Star Kevin Buchanon (Boston Cannons) Buchanon led the Cannons offensively against the Bayhawks providing offense early and keeping the pressure on Chesapeake throughout. Boston was led by Buchanan who scored seven goals on only eight shots. Subsequently, Buchanan was named the Coca Cola player of the game as well as the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week due to his offensive explosion. The Cannons now head on the road…

April 30, 2014
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Pannell’s Six Goals Lead New York in 18-15 Win Over Rochester

Thanks to six goals by Rob Pannell, as well as three from Albert Maione and Max Seibald, the New York Lizards earned their first win of the 2014 season with an 18-15 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Sunday night. It was the first step towards a bounce back season following a disappointing 4-10 slate last year. Afterwards, Lizards head coach Joe Spallina discussed the win. “I said to someone…

April 28, 2014
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Rattlers Travel to Long Island to Face Lizards

April 27, 2014

The MLL season is officially here! With it come large expectations for all teams. Lizards “We have a scary offense.” – Greg Gurenlian. That just about sums it up. The Lizards did some roster adjusting over the offseason and the new offense is fluid, productive and aggressive.  Returning names include JoJo Marasco, Rob Pannell and Max Seibald. They worked together over the season to establish better locker room comeradary and…

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Devon Wills Ready for Shot with MLL

Ever since the New York Lizards signed Devon Wills following the MLL supplemental draft, all eyes have been on the Team USA goaltender. She is the first woman to ever sign with a Major League Lacrosse club and she will be on the Lizards practice roster when they open their season against Rochester this Sunday. “I am really excited and honored to have been selected to the practice roster.” Wills…

April 26, 2014
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