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Power Rankings Week 6

By Finn Sullivan |  6/10/14 2:00 PM

Power Rankings Week 6


 

During the 2014 MLL season, Major League Lacrosse will be using a power ranking system to show fans how their favorite team stacks up against the competition. A teams' power ranking is based on voting conducted by MajorLeagueLacrosse.com's contributing writers. After raw scores from the writers are combined, teams will then be rated on a scale of 1-100. That final number will represent a team's power ranking for that week.

Ranking

Team

Last Week

Power Ranking

Comments

    1

Denver Outlaws

 1

85

During their second consecutive battle against the Hounds, Denver's efforts fell short. Despite strong performances by Curtis Dickson, Jeremy Sieverts, and Drew Snider, each totaling at least three points, the overall offensive strength that defines the Outlaws was missing. The 15-18 loss is the first defeat Denver has suffered in 25 regular season games.


Samantha Blair | MLL Staff Writer

2

Rochester Ratlers

 2

83

The Rochester Rattlers continue to win at home with an 8-7 double overtime win against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Bayhawks put up a good fight, but the Rattlers were able to come out on top. Coca-Cola Player of the Game Kevin Leveille made a noteworthy accomplishment by breaking the MLL All-Time Goal scoring record. Leveille was also able to tie first place with Tim Goettelman for most Game Winning Goals. Rookie and Tewaaraton Award winner Miles Thompson threw points up on the board, tallying 2 points in his second game as a professional. John Galloway continues to play well, recording 21 saves. We’ll have to see if the Rattlers can continue their winning streak this Saturday against the Ohio Machine.

Molly Shunney | MLL Staff Writer

 2

5

83

Florida’s Week 5 loss had many people questioning the team, but the Launch more than answered those questions last week in their solid win over the Lizards. They held the lead for the entire game, and were able to hold a New York team that has lots of offensive firepower to just 8 goals. Their veteran leaders, Powell and Queener, returned to form, and rookie Kieran McArdle came up big yet again, recording a game-high 5 points.

Natalie Johnson | MLL Staff Writer

4

Charlotte Hounds

 7

80

The 18-15 victory snapped the Outlaws 25-game winning streak and may prove to be the turning point of the 2014 Hounds season. The Hounds benefited by the debut of several rookies and 6 different players had season-high goal totals. As the newcomers become more accustomed to Coach Cerino’s system, the Hounds should continue an upward trend as one of the hottest teams in the MLL.

Thomas Livingston | MLL Staff Writer

4

Boston Cannons

 6

80

The Cannons secured their first road game victory over the weekend, defeating the Ohio Machine 17-16 in an action packed 60 minutes. Every shot that found the back of the net was answered within minutes by the opposing team. Will Manny and Stephen Berger scored four goals apiece, and Ryan Boyle, Kevin Buchanan, and Paul Rabil each netted two. The rapid scoring was too much for the Machine's starting goalie Scott Rodgers, who was replaced by Brian Phipps in the half, but not enough to waver the Cannons' Jordan Burke. Burke faced 32 shots on goal, saving 17 of them. Now that the Cannons are 3-3 they will look to continue to win games and get above .500.

Rachel Villari | MLL Staff Writer

6

 3

77

After pulling out a tough win against Boston in Week 5, fans hoped the Lizards could continue the momentum and gain on the Outlaws. However, against an explosive Florida team, New York appeared to completely fall apart. Some of the Lizard’s top scorers were shut out, including the second-year veteran Rob Pannell. On defense, New York was unable to stop the hot Florida attack and midfield. The consistency issues that arose last week reappeared, and seemed to be the largest factor in the 11-8 loss. If New York hopes to get back into the top 4, then the inconsistency needs to be addressed. Now sitting at 3-3, the Lizards must travel to Denver to take on a nearly unstoppable Outlaws squad, and hope that they get their second road win.

Jessica Braveman | MLL Staff Writer

7

Ohio Machine

 4

73

After a back-and-forth game at Selby Stadium on Friday night, the Ohio Machine fell to the Boston Cannons, 17-16. Boston came out on top after a late Ryan Boyle goal with just over a minute left in the game. Attackman Logan Schuss was on fire in the second half of the game by scoring four goals, which helped keep the Machine in the competition. The Machine fought to the last final seconds, but unfortunately could not come out of the battle victorious. Ohio now moves to 2-4 on the season.

Ashley Kirby | MLL Staff Writer

8

Chesapeake Bayhawks

8

65

What happened to the two-time defending MLL Champions? They had four opportunities to finish out the double overtime game against Rochester this past week and couldn’t seem to finish. With so much talent they should be able to dominate this season. So far there have been bursts of great lacrosse but in order for the Bayhawks to turn their season around they need to put together a solid sixty minutes of lacrosse for more than one week at a time.

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

 

 



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