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In The News

May 22, 2013
As the MLL heads into Memorial Day weekend now is a great time to reflect on the past four weeks of play in the 2013 season. Check back for “In the News” each week, where we bring you the best stories from around the league.


Washburn’s MLL Power Rankings: Bayhawks Team to Beat (, 5/15/2013)

“Coaches and general managers will tell you they look at Week 4 of the season as the time where they really start to get an idea of what kind of team they have. This can be a positive if you're Chesapeake or Denver, or a glaring concern is you are Boston and Ohio. With an eight-team league and only four playoff spots, a slow start can end up being a hole you can't dig yourself out of…” (read more)


MLL Power Rankings: Week 4 (, 5/16/2013)

“Chesapeake and Denver are solidifying themselves as the top two teams in the MLL Power Rankings. The Hamilton Nationals, meanwhile, are the surprising team of the early part of the season, and ranked No. 3 after starting off the year 2-0 while missing a large chunk of their team because of MLL and college commitments. A surprise the other way is the Boston Cannons, who are 0-3 and struggling…” (read more)

Outlaws' Bocklet brothers sticking together in Major League Lacrosse (, 5/17/2013)

“Chris Bocklet was the pesky kid, watching his brothers, Mike and Matt, star in lacrosse and football at John Jay High School about an hour's drive north of New York. Although he followed their athletic paths, he never got to play with them. So what's unfolding now with the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse isn't just a family reunion, it's still a bit new…” (read more)


Boston Cannons 15, Chesapeake Bayhawks 14


Boston Cannons Slip Past Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-14, in overtime (, 5/18/2013)


“Attacker Ryan Boyle sprinted out from behind the cage and rifled his shot into the net just as the shot clock expired, giving the Boston Cannons a 15-14 overtime victory against the Chesapeake Bayhawks at Harvard Stadium Saturday night in front of a season-high 11,156 fans…” (read more)


Cannons Beat Bayhawks in First Win of the Season ( 5/18/2013)


“Boston Cannons captain Ryan Boyle (three goals, two assists) scored less than a minute and a half into overtime to lift the Boston Cannons (1-3) to their first win of the season, 15-14, over the previously undefeated Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-1) in front of 11,156 fans at Harvard Stadium Saturday night. Paul Rabil led the Cannons with four goals, including a two-pointer, and two assists for seven points…” (read more)


Boyle, Cannons Top Bayhawks For First Win of Year  (, 5/19/2013)


“The Boston Cannons beat the Chesapeake Bayhawks 15-14 earning their first win of the season in a nail biting back and forth match on Saturday night at Harvard Stadium. The Cannons earned their first win of the season in overtime with Player of the Game Ryan Boyle scoring the game winner and snapping the Bayhawks’ winning streak along the way…” (read more)


Cannons win first in overtime (, 5/19/2013)


“One week ago, Ryan Boyle eclipsed the all-time Major League Lacrosse scoring mark when he registered his 400th career point, passing American lacrosse legend Casey Powell. The Boston Cannons lost and remained winless, however — not a night to set off fireworks…” (read more)


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Hamilton Nationals 16, Charlotte Hounds 15


Sawyer to Join Hounds in Canada (, 5/16/2013)


“Local product Mike Sawyer will make his pro lacrosse debut Friday morning when the Charlotte Hounds visit the Hamilton Nationals in Hamilton, Ontario.  Sawyer, a former All-American at Charlotte Catholic, will join the Hounds in their fourth game of the season after Charlotte selected him with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 MLL draft…” (read more)

MLL Week 4: Goalie Controversy in Hamilton? (, 5/17/2013)

“Historically, the MLL's Hamilton Nationals have strategically been unconventional in the usage of their goalies.  They've employed some talented individuals, namely Brett Queener, Scott Rodgers, Doc Schneider and Joe Marra. With so much talent available the Nationals have often split halves with the goalies on the roster…” (read more)

Hounds Fall to Nationals in OT (, 5/ 17/2013)

The Charlotte Hounds on Friday afternoon dropped a close game to the Hamilton Nationals, falling 16-15 in overtime at Ron Joyce Stadium in Hamilton, Ontario. Matt Dolente of the Nationals was named player of the game for tallying the game-winning goal. (read more)

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New York Lizards 14, Ohio Machine 8

Lizards Get on Right Track, Beat Machine 14-8 (, 5/18/2013)

“The New York Lizards scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 14-8 win over the Ohio Machine, behind four goals and two assists from midfielder Stephen Berger, who was named Player of the Game. The win breaks a two game losing streak for the Lizards, bringing their record to 2-2 on the year, while the loss drops the Machine to 0-3 for the second straight season…” (read more)

Ohio unable to overcome early deficit (, 5/19/2013)

“The Ohio Machine fell behind 5-0 in the first five minutes and lost to the New York Lizards 14-8 in a Major League Lacrosse game last night at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Stadium.The loss dropped the Machine to 0-3 and ran its losing streak to eight games dating to last July. New York is 2-2…” (read more)

Lizards Break Skid With Win Over Machine (, 5/19/2013)

“The New York Lizards scored the first five goals of the game en route to a 14-8 win over the Ohio Machine, behind four goals and two assists from midfielder Stephen Berger, who was named Player of the Game. The win breaks a two game losing streak for the Lizards, bringing their record to 2-2 on the year, while the loss drops the Machine to 0-3 for the second straight season…” (read more)

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Denver Outlaws 20, Rochester Rattlers 7

Outlaws Move into First Place with Win over Rattlers (, 5/18/2013)


“The Denver Outlaws moved into first place after capturing a 20-7 victory over the Rochester Rattlers on Saturday night. Denver improved its record to 4-0 and gains sole possession of first place, while Rochester drops to 1-3…” (read more)

Outlaws Improve to 4-0 With Win Over Rattlers (, 5/ 19/2013)

“Five Outlaws had multiple-goal games in the Denver Outlaws’ (4-0) home opener Saturday, lifting them to a 20-7 victory against the Rochester Rattlers (1-3). Saturday’s contest marked the Outlaws’ 11th time scoring 20 or more goals in a game in franchise history…” (read more)

Denver Outlaws off to 4-0 start after routing Rochester Rattlers 20-7 (, 5/ 20/2013)

“Chris Bocklet contributed six goals and two assists for a career-high eight points and Jeremy Boltus scored four times as the Denver Outlaws, the only 4-0 team in MLL, routed the Rochester Rattlers 20-7 on Saturday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High…” (read more)


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