The Chesapeake Bayhawks have clinched a playoff berth with one week left in the season, keeping them in the hunt for the first back to back MLL Championship since the Philadelphia Barrage. Story by Chuck Richardson.
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I took in the New York Lizards – Denver Outlaws game on Sunday evening, and a couple of things really stood out to me. I’ll go through some of the bigger story lines for the game, and provide a couple of Game Photos to support each avenue of discussion.
It’s Week 13 in the MLL, and we’ve got four teams left to battle for two spots: who’s going to Philly and who’s going home? Chris Rosenthall fills you in!
Sometimes a little physical play can spark a team and send a clear message to their opponent that nothing is going to come easy tonight. Malcolm Chase really wants to deliver that message for the Boston Cannons.
The Rochester Rattlers sweep the New York Lizards during the 2013 regular season, and retain Major League Lacrosse New York State bragging rights for the second year in a row.
This week’s Reader Poll takes a look at the waning days of the 2013 Major League Lacrosse season. With the Lizards officially out of playoff contention, we are down to four teams fighting for the last two spots and a chance at the Steinfeld Cup.
Lance Antoine took in the Ohio Machine vs Charlotte Hounds MLL game last weekend in Ohio. He provides a game report, and a look at the Hounds’ playoff potential this year. TWO GAMES LEFT!
Kevin Leveille currently has 261 goals in his Major League Lacrosse career. The all-time leading MLL goal scorer is Tim Goettelmann, who currently has 270 goals. That’s a difference of 9 for all you English majors out there. Check out 19 Chasing 270, a short video by the MLL, for more on Leveille’s quest.
The Hamilton Nationals improved to 9-3 on the season, and clinched a spot at Championship Weekend (in Philly on Aug 24-25th), with a 17-12 win over the visiting Boston Cannons this past weekend. Hamilton roared out to a huge first quarter lead, and Boston never caught up, dropping to 5-7 on the year, and in desperate need of a strong run to end the year, if the Cannons want to make the playoffs.
The Bayhawks hit the road this week, hot off Casey Powell’s MLL return and a huge overtime win over Boston, to face the undefeated Denver Outlaws in Mile High Stadium. The game would open with a quick goal from Denver’s Jeremy Sieverts (former Bayhawk) only to be answered equally as quickly by Chesapeake’s Drew Westervelt (former Outlaw).
A few weeks ago, a last second MLL instant replay challenge was denied on a goal. This past week, the challenge was allowed, and given. Which one was the RIGHT call? What happened? We get to the bottom of things with some help from Major League Lacrosse Commissioner, Dave Gross.
A month ago we brought you Part One and Part Two of Chasing The Dream, by Malcolm Chase. Today we bring you Part Three of Malcolm’s epic journey, as he strives to make a game roster for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse as a 35 year old MLL rookie.
My name is Steve Dircks and I would like to give you some insight into how I became a Major League Lacrosse player.
It was a weekend filled with epic comebacks – were they enough to win, or did the teams fall short? Denver, Hamilton, Chesapeake, and Boston seemed like Major League Lacrosse favorites. Are they still?
This week, our Tweet of the Week comes from the Boston Cannon’s Brian Farrell. Farrell was working a camp with the Rattler’s Matt Striebel, and when the rain came marching in, so did the kids to listen to Striebel tell stories.
The last time the Chesapeake Bayhawks faced off against the Boston Cannons, the Cannons were 0-3, with the worst season start in franchise history. That game ended in with an overtime victory for the Cannons at Harvard stadium, and would lead to a monumental turn around seeing Boston winning 4 of the next 6 games, putting them back in playoff contention.
Three games on Saturday in Major League Lacrosse, and all come with big implications for the playoff picture. Can Charlotte, Rochester, or New York make a move? Will Denver keep winning? Can Ohio double their win total for the year?
Much ado was made by many in the lacrosse world concerning the return of Casey Powell to Major League Lacrosse last night, and for good reason. The 37 year old superstar has been a force in pro lacrosse (both indoor and outdoor) for years, and Casey showed no signs of slowing down in his 2013 MLL debut, and return to the league, after a brief retirement.
Over on Adrenaline’s website, it has been announced that both Rhamel and Shamel Bratton will be switching teams this weekend. Instead of donning the blue and white of Team STX, they will now be wearing the neon green and grey of Maverik United. To offset this loss of personnel, Davey Emala is being brought in by the boys in blue.
The MLL returns to regular season action tonight with a high-stakes matchup between the 2011 and 2012 champs, the Boston Cannons and the Chesapeake Bayhawks. It will air live on CBS Sports Network.