Players, coaches, and staff, all laid out a challenge to Machine fans coming into Saturday’s game, and they accepted. Fans packed Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio Saturday night for the final home matchup between their Ohio Machine and the visiting Florida Launch. The ecstatic crowd knew exactly what was on the line; win and in to the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.
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After 14 weeks of unprecedented insanity, we’ve finally reached the MLL playoffs, with the Machine taking on the Rattlers in the first game, and the Lizards facing the Outlaws in the second.
The Ohio Machine are heading to the Major League Lacrosse playoffs for the first time in the team’s three seasons in Columbus. A big part of their success has been the play of LXM PROs Kyle Harrison and Peter Baum, and the latter tweeted an awesome photo of a packed stadium behind him during the Machine’s regular season finale.
14-10 read the scoreboard after the final whistle as Marcus Holman sent the ball up in to the dark Ohio skies, the Machine were victors and officially clinched the coveted playoff spot many have only been dreaming of.
In just three years it has become clear to me, the fans love the Machine, the Machine loves their fans and both love the Earth. Let me explain.
Although the game saw a lightening delay, the Ohio crowd got their money’s worth in Saturday night’s 45 goal score-fest, unless they were paying to see defense, in that case…sorry! The Ohio Machine have now wound up taking home two overtime games in a row, this time beating the Denver Outlaws 23-22 in what became the highest scoring game in the organization’s history.
Although you’ve probably shifted into more of an international lacrosse mindset for the time being, let’s take a quick look at everything that just went down in Major League Lacrosse.
MLL Defenseman of the Week Brian Farrell breaks down some basics stick tricks that can improve a lacrosse player’s game.
The Ohio Machine have now matched this season’s win total with the franchise’s combined wins in the first two seasons. When the Machine #OilUp against the Bayhawks, big things happen. Chesapeake is the first, and only, team to be swept by the Machine this season.
At this point last season, the Denver Outlaws had officially clinched a trip to Championship Weekend, leaving the remaining seven (well, six, to be honest – sorry Ohio) teams to duke it out for the remaining three spots. This year’s a bit different: not only are all playoff spots still available, but everyone still has a shot at the postseason.
The New York Lizards hosted the Ohio Machine on Saturday and came out on top with a 19-13 victory.
Week seven of Major League Lacrosse was packed to the gills with underdog wins, highlight goals, 5 minute misconducts and more!
Through photos, video and interviews with Ohio Machine players, Brendan Geyer shares a first-hand look at what it’s like to experience an Ohio Machine game.
Friday night, the Boston Cannons traveled to a well packed Selby Stadium in Delaware, OH, to take on the Ohio Machine.
The Ohio Machine pulled off the glorious hidden ball trick against the Chesapeake Bayhawks last weekend, and the MLL has put up the video! Phew, they had me worried they were going to leave this off the list for weekly uploads. Classic stuff. Well done to Marcus Holman and Steele Stanwick for pulling this one off to perfection.