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Power Rankings Week 11

By Finn Sullivan |  7/22/14 2:00 PM

Power Rankings Week 11


 

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

Rochester Ratlers

 1

90

Last week’s game against the Bayhawks marked Rochester’s fourth consecutive win. Coca-Cola Player of the Game Mark Cockerton had an outstanding performance with five consecutive goals. Ty Thompson made his professional debut and tallied one goal and one assist in the fourth quarter. Four out of five of Rochester’s top scorers were not in the line up due to conflict with the World Championship, which further proves the dynamic nature of the Rattlers. They continue to build confidence as playoff season approaches.

Molly Shunney | MLL Staff Writer

2

 2

87

New York swept the season series with Boston this past weekend, defeating the Cannons 16-15 in a nail-biting overtime game. The Lizards filled the Rob Pannell-shaped hole in the offense, with Tommy Palasek, JoJo Marasco and Michael Kimmel all taking charge. Kimmel fired a two-pointer with 16 seconds left in the fourth to tie the game and send the teams to overtime, where Marasco grabbed the game-winning goal on a powerplay. Looking to continue their four-game winning streak, New York will return home to host the last-place Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-8) and hopefully pick up the win that will send them into the playoffs.

Jessica Braveman | MLL Staff Writer

 3

Denver Outlaws

 4

86

The Outlaws (8-3) beat Florida (4-7) for the second time this season, 13-10. After a slow start, Denver was able to pull it together in the second half after tying it up in the first quarter then falling behind before halftime.

Samantha Blair | MLL Staff Writer

4

Ohio Machine

 5

81

The Ohio Machine defeated the Charlotte Hounds 13-12 in overtime this past weekend at Selby Stadium. The Machine rookies stepped up and made huge offensive contributions. Attackman Derek Maltz made his MLL debut and tallied 4 goals, while Tom Schreiber scored the overtime, game-winning goal. The Machine are now (5-6) and tied with the Boston Cannons for fourth place in the league standings.

Ashley Kirby | MLL Staff Writer

5

Boston Cannons

 3

 

79

It was a heartbreaker of a loss for the Cannons, who fought neck-in-neck with the Lizards but ultimately fell 16-15 in sudden-victory overtime. The Cannons have a habit of relinquishing comforting leads, and this time, the 2-point goal game-evener came with 20 seconds left in the final quarter. Although Boston was missing notable players on account of the World Games, that was no excuse as New York was missing just as many big guns.

Rachel Villari | MLL Staff Writer

6

Charlotte Hounds

 6

75

The Hounds are not celebrating the fact that they are the only team without a road win this season. With their backs against the wall, it is a virtual do-or-die matchup Saturday when they visit Rochester to face the first-place Rattlers.

Thomas Livingston | MLL Staff Writer

7

 8

73

The Launch have slipped into a four-game losing streak after their road game against Denver last week. The Launch had a powerful first half and held the lead until the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, defense could not hold off the tenacious Denver Outlaws who were also hungry for the win. Chris Mattes did a great job at the X and Kieran McArdle took advantage of his scoring opportunities. There is a faulty connection amongst the team as a whole and they’ll need to work on that if they want a spot in the playoffs..

Molly Shunney | MLL Staff Writer

8

Chesapeake Bayhawks

  7

70

Chesapeake was unable to top Rochester who is tied with Denver for first place this weekend. With only one goal in the first quarter and none in the second and fourth, their third quarter push with six goals wasn’t enough to top the Rattlers. Westervelt (3G) and Walters (2G 2A) contributed more than half of the team’s total points (7G 5A) of the night.

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

 

 



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