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Power Rankings Week 7

By Finn Sullivan |  6/17/14 2:00 PM

Power Rankings Week 7


 

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

89

After losing to the Hounds last week, the Outlaws (6-1) made sure to reassert their dominance this past weekend winning 16-11 against New York. Denver came out hot in the first quarter, scoring four unanswered goals against the Lizards. Later in the third the Outlaws scored another six, making it nearly impossible for New York to catch up. Coca Cola Player of the Game, Curtis Dickson tallied seven points, contributing to the Outlaws' big win.

Samantha Blair | MLL Staff Writer

2

Charlotte Hounds

 4

83

With back-to-back victories over the top two teams in the standings, the Hounds are the hottest team in the MLL. The once sluggish offense has been replenished by the play of rookies Mike Chanenchuk and Justin Ward. The Hounds should have no problem continuing their winning ways in Week 8 against the struggling New York Lizards.

Thomas Livingston | MLL Staff Writer

 3

 2

81

Florida ran into a Hounds team that had tons of momentum last Saturday, and they were defeated by a single point in a hard-fought, physical game. After struggling in the first quarter, the offense performed well, as five Launch players finished with at least 3 points. Ultimately, they found themselves playing catch-up far too often, holding the lead for less than six minutes in the entire game. The game wasn’t a terrible showing for the Launch, but it certainly highlighted several aspects of their game that need improvement

Natalie Johnson | MLL Staff Writer

4

Ohio Machine

 7

79

The Ohio Machine had much to celebrate after they defeated the Rochester Rattlers 18-13 at home this weekend. This was the Machine’s first home win at Selby Stadium this season. The Machine dominated the Rattlers due to an outstanding team effort. Midfielder Peter Baum and attackman Marcus Holman each tallied 5 goals. Attackman Steele Stanwick set an Ohio record with 6 assists. If the Machine keep clicking on both sides of the ball they will continue to move up the MLL standings. Ohio is now 3-4 on the season. 

Ashley Kirby | MLL Staff Writer

4

Rochester Ratlers

 2

 

79

The Rochester Rattlers fell to the Ohio Machine 18-13. The hungry Machine came out looking for that W and were able sustain a considerable lead at the end of the game. Regardless of the loss, the Rattlers continue to sit at the top of League standings.  Rookie Jordan Wolf had an outstanding debut with the Rattlers, netting four goals total. We can’t wait to see what Wolf has in store for us next time.  .

Molly Shunney | MLL Staff Writer

6

Boston Cannons

 4

75

Rivalry was renewed this past weekend as the Cannons went head-to-head in a heated matchup against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Although they ultimately fell 15-16 in the final minutes of the fourth, Stephen Berger (4, 0), Kevin Buchanan (3, 1) and rookie Rob Emery (2, 0) did all in their offensive power to take the lead. Midfielder Brent Adams contributed by scoring Boston's first 2-point goal of the season, and faceoff specialist Chris Eck took 25 out of 34 battles at the X. The Cannons will look to carry their impressive play back to Harvard Stadium to host the Ohio Machine, despite their Week 7 loss.

Rachel Villari | MLL Staff Writer

7

Chesapeake Bayhawks

 8

 

72

Are they back on track? Could be. It goes back to putting together a full sixty minutes of play though and the Bayhawks have struggled with that. Even though they got the W against the Cannons last week, it took them three quarters to catch up. Boston outscored them 7-2 in the second quarter. If it weren't for their first and third quarters, the Bayhawks wouldn't have been able to recover. 

Jordan Borrosh | MLL Staff Writer

8

  6

71

The Lizards lost their second straight road game this past weekend in Denver. Although the Lizards scored the final six goals, it was too little, too late for a comeback. New York has all the star power necessary to be a successful team, but they are unable to connect on the field. A lack of ball movement, turnovers and the inability to capitalize on man-up situations prevented the Lizards from keeping pace with the speedy Outlaws offense. The Lizards will enter the second half of the season below .500 at 3-4, and must win at home this weekend against the Hounds if they hope to stay in the race.

Jessica Braveman | MLL Staff Writer

 

 



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