By Ashley Kirby | 6/27/14 11:30 AM
Ohio Machine at New York Lizards
Saturday, June 28 – 7:00 p.m. (ET) – James M. Shuart Stadium
The New York Lizards (4-4) hope to keep their perfect home record against the Ohio Machine (3-5) this Saturday night at James M. Shuart Stadium.
Last Time Out:
Ohio: The Ohio Machine fell to the Boston Cannons 17-16 in overtime last Saturday night. Rookie midfielder Tom Schreiber scored with 1:12 left in the fourth to tie the game at 16 and to send the Machine into overtime. Unfortunately, Will Manny had the last shot for the Cannons to win the game, 17-16.
New York: The Lizards looked like a completely new and refreshed team last Saturday night against the Charlotte Hounds. The Lizards were dominant on both sides of the ball and capitalized on the mistakes that the Hounds made. This win broke the Lizard’s two-game losing streak.
Lizards Receive Michael Kimmel: The New York Lizards traded midfielder David Earl to the Chesapeake Bayhawks in exchange for the dependable midfielder Michael Kimmel. Kimmel was drafted 2nd overall by the Bayhawks in the 2010 MLL Collegiate Draft. In his MLL career with the Bayhawks he had a total of 86 points. Kimmel will make his debut as a Lizard this Saturday night against the Machine.
Undefeated at Home: Last week the New York Lizards broke their two-game losing streak, beating the Charlotte Hounds 14-12. They also continue to be undefeated on their home turf of James M. Shuart Stadium. The Lizards are 3-0 at home. With their luck at home and fans on their side, this could help the Lizards secure another win.
Players to Watch:
Ohio: Machine players: Marcus Holman, Kyle Harrison, Logan Schuss, and Brian Farrell all contributed three points each in their loss against the Cannons. Schuss continues to excel on offense. He tallied a hat trick against Boston.
New York: Attackman Rob Pannell and his offensive leadership helped the Lizards secure a win over the Hounds last weekend. He was named Coca-Cola Player of the Game for his six goals. Midfielder Max Seibald is another offensive threat. Against the Hounds he had four goals and a two-pointer.
Ohio: Attackman Marcus Holman is leading the Machine in points (26), goals (17), and assists (7). Holman also leads the Machine in groundballs with 18. Midfielder Peter Baum continues to lead the Machine in goals with 21. Right behind Baum is attackman Logan Schuss who is ranked 9th on the MLL Scoring Leaders with points (23), goals (18), and assists (5).
New York: Attackman Rob Pannell is ranked 3rd on the MLL Scoring Leaders in points (31), goals (21), and assists (10).
2013 Season Series:
The New York Lizards beat the Ohio Machine in both 2013 match-ups, 14-8 and 11-14, to sweep the series.
· New York is 3-0 on the home turf of James M. Shuart Stadium
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