Out of Contention: New York Lizards

August 7, 2013

When the Lizards drafted Rob Pannell last year, it was the talk of the league, especially when he decided to stay at Cornell an extra year. This seasons draft proved even more interesting when New York traded for Mark Matthews. Adding Matthews to a big attack unit made up of Tommy Palasek, Matt Gibson, and eventually Pannell, made it seem as if they were going to be one of the…

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MLL: Lizards Look to Upset Denver

August 4, 2013

The Denver Outlaws (12-0) travel to New York to take on the Lizards (3-9) in the season finale between the two clubs Aug. 4 in New York. “I think these guys are motivated to beat everybody they play against,” Head Coach Jim Stagnitta said. “If that’s the case, since we were 8-0 everybody was more motivated to show up and play against us. That part of it doesn’t concern me,…

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Future of Lizards Needs to be Evaluated

August 3, 2013

Two years ago the then-Long Island Lizards hit the reset button after failing to make the playoffs. The organization departed with longtime veterans, such as Brian Spallina, Nicky Polanco, Chris Fiore, Stephen Berger and Tim Goettleman. Enter a young core of new faces, like Matt Gibson, Tommy Palasek, CJ Costabile, the former Maryland duo of Grant Catalino and Ryan Young, superstar Max Seibald, and veteran Brian Langtry. Oh, don’t forget…

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Lawsons’s Five Goals Lead Rattlers over Lizards

July 28, 2013

Midfielder Dave Lawson scored five goals, including the game tying tally with 5:14 remaining in the game, while short stick defender Steve DeNapoli buried the go-ahead goal a minute later. Rochester would hold on to win 13-12 over New York at Shuart Stadium. With the win, the Rattlers remain in playoff contention, eliminating the Lizards in the process. Lawson proved difficult to stop from the start. John Ranagan struck first…

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MLL: Lizards Look to Stay Alive

July 26, 2013

New York returns home after a difficult four game road trip that potentially dropped them out of the playoff race. Now playing for pride, and possibly jobs, the Lizards will host the Rattlers Saturday night at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead. Sitting at 3-8, head coach Joe Spallina’s squad has not been on the same wave length. Their last outing in saw them drop a 13-11 decision in Charlotte. The usual…

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Hounds Search For Playoff Berth vs Lizards

July 20, 2013

With the All-Star break over, the final push for MLL Championship Weekend has begun. The Lizards play their final road game down in North Carolina against a feisty Charlotte squad. Currently sitting at 3-7, New York must run the gambit to reach the postseason. Meanwhile, the Hounds (4-6) are searching for the organizations first ever playoff berth. The last time these two teams met on Long Island, Charlotte stole a…

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