Major League Lacrosse

Ohio Nips Denver in 45-Pt. OT Game; Launch, Rattlers Win

In the second overtime match-up in as many games at Selby Stadium, the Ohio Machine beat the Denver Outlaws 23-22 in the highest scoring game in club history.

With the Machine (6-6) trailing 22-21 and less than just over two minutes to play, Machine attackman Marcus Holman tallied his fourth goal of the final quarter to tie the game. That score took the Machine and Outlaws into overtime where both club's had a chance.

Machine midfielder Kyle Harrison ended up tallying a laser from just inside the 2-point line to seal the Machine's move to a .500 record.

Ohio's 23 goals marked a club record, while Holman and attackman Logan Schuss each tied the Machine single-game record with five goals apiece.

The Outlaws opened the game with three straight goals, but the momentum shifted after a one-hour, 15-minute lightning delay.

Schuss scored less than two minutes after the delay ended to spark the turnaround, leading to a back-and-forth opening quarter. The game went into the break tied at four.

Denver opened the second quarter with a pair of goals before Machine attackman Steele Stanwick picked up his second to make it 6-5 in favor of the visitors. The Outlaws added two more before a pair of Machine goals including midfielder Peter Baum's 30th of the season. The game went back and forth before Denver finished the half up 12-9.

The third quarter opened with a pair of goals from each team before Eric Law put Denver ahead, 15-11. The Machine followed up with five goals in a row to take its first lead since the first quarter, but the Outlaws answered back to take a 17-16 advantage into the fourth.

After a Denver goal, Holman scored two straight, including the fourth shorthanded goal in club history, to tie the game at 18. Denver picked up two goals split by Holman's third of the quarter, but Machine face-off man Bobby Dattilo picked up a goal to tie it at 20. Stanwick polished off his hat trick to give Ohio a 21-20 lead. A pair of Denver goals followed by Holman's fifth forced overtime for just the second time in Machine home-game history.

Dattilo won the opening face-off of the extra period, but the Machine failed to capitalize. Eventually Ohio got another chance after a key save from goalie Brian Phipps and Harrison put the game firmly in Machine history.

After Holman and Schuss, Harrison finished with four goals while Baum and Stanwick each had three. All 11 of Harrison's shots were on target as he picked up game MVP honors.

Phipps finished the game with 11 saves on 33 shots on goal and one groundball. Dattilo went 19 for 25 at the midfield X and picked up a club-record 12 ground balls. Fellow face-off man Eric O'Brien had a strong night as well, going 12 of 21 on face-offs and tallying seven ground balls and one assist.

Schuss and Denver's Justin Pennington each had four goals in the first half. Alexander's shorthanded assist was just the second such assist in team history.

Pennington and John Grant Jr. led the Outlaws with five goals each while Chris Bocklet added four in the loss.

The Machine will travel to Rochester, N.Y., to take on the Rochester Rattlers August 2 at 7:00 p.m. before heading back to Delaware, Ohio, to close out the regular season. Ohio will host the Florida Launch on Fan Appreciation Night on August 9 at 7:00 p.m. for the final regular season home game of 2014 at Selby Stadium.

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The Charlotte Hounds on Saturday night dropped their third straight game, falling 13-9 to the first-place Rochester Rattlers (9-3) at Sahlen's Stadium. With the loss, the Hounds remain winless on the road in 2014, while the Rattlers remain undefeated on their home turf. Attack Jordan Wolf was named Player of the Game for his 7-point (5g, 2a) performance, while the Hounds were led by Justin Ward and Jake Tripucka, with three points each.

The Rattlers jumped out to an early lead, with two straight goals from Mark Cockerton and Dave Lawson. The teams traded goals and then were each hit with a penalty, as Ryan Young was called for slashing and Cockerton for an illegal stick violation. In five-on-five action, Tripucka was able to finish his shot as he was knocked to the ground to tie the game at 3. But Wolf quickly responded with his second of the night to give the Rattlers a 4-3 lead after one quarter.

Brendan Fowler won the opening faceoff of the second quarter, setting up a play in which Ward found Mike Sawyerworking his way from behind the cage to tie the game at 4. The Rattlers reclaimed the lead two minutes later as Lawson scored his second of the night from long range off a feed from Wolf. But Michael Lazore was hit with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and John Haus capitalized on the man-up opportunity with a low-to-high shot. Haus then tallied what would have been the go-ahead goal for the Hounds, but Young was called for cross checking and the goal was waved off. The next eight minutes went scoreless before Jordan MacIntosh used a great individual effort to put the Rattlers back in front 6-5. But Tripucka scored his second of the night off a feed from Thomas DeNapoli to tie the game at 6 going into halftime.

The third quarter got off to a bit of a slow start before John Ranagan found Wolf down low to give the Rattlers a 7-6 advantage. Matt Danowski responded with a goal from behind the cage, but Ranagan made another great pass, this time to Justin Turri, who was able to dump the ball in the back of the net to put the home team back in front 8-7. Danowski and Wolf then traded goals, keeping the Rattlers ahead by one going into the final quarter.

Before the fourth quarter got underway, Sawyer was hit with an illegal equipment penalty, allowing the Rattlers an early man-up opportunity. Wolf scored his fifth of the night just as the penalty expired to give the home team a two goal advantage, 10-8. But Ward found Mike Chanenchuk just one minute later to pull the game back within one. The Hounds appeared to run out of gas though, as the Rattlers tallied three straight to close out the game including two from Kevin Leveille and seal a 13-9 victory.

The Hounds (4-8) return to Charlotte on Friday, Aug. 1 for a rematch with the New York Lizards. The Lizards (7-4) face the Chesapeake Bayhawks on Sunday afternoon. In their first game during Week 8, the Lizards squeaked out a 14-12 victory over the Hounds. The Friday night contest will be played at American Legion Memorial Stadium with faceoff scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.

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BOSTON, MA (July 27, 2014) - The Boston Cannons fell 23-17 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida on Saturday night in their last away game of the season. Both the Cannons and the Launch are now tied for fifth place with a 5-7 record.

Faceoff specialist Chris Eck gave the Cannons a strong start in the first few seconds of the game. After winning the face off, Eck scored the first goal of the night, and his first goal all season. Florida responded soon after with a goal from David Earl. The game was back and first for the first few minutes as both teams are in a battle for a playoff spot.

The Cannons went ahead by three coming in to the second quarter with goals from Brent Adams, Paul Rabil, Ryan Boyle and Scott Ratliff. Adams then scored his second goal of the night to give the Cannons a comfortable 6-2 lead. In the first three minutes of the second quarter, however, McArdle buried two goals for the Launch.

The scoring in the second quarter continued with goals from Casey Powell, Kevin Cunningham, and David Earl. Both teams added a few goals on either end, as Stephen Berger, Will Manny, Brent Adams, and Owen Blye scored for Boston, but the Cannons fell behind 9-11 going into the half.

In the first few minutes of the third quarter, Florida's goalie Brett Queener made imperitive saves to keep Boston off the board. Rabil and Adams attempted to make a come back, but Jordan Hall, Roman Lao-Gosney and Steven Brooks wouldn't allow it, and continued to give Florida their largest lead of the game followed by back to back goals from Kevin Cunningham. Boston's Kevin Buchannan and Rabil put the Cannons back on the map with a couple goals to end the quarter 16-13 and looked to gain some momentum.

Florida's Steven Brooks began the fourth quarter with a wide-open shot to give the Launch a four goal lead again, followed by two goals from Powell and one from Hall. Florida went on to add three more goals to give them a comfortable nine goal lead. Desperate for a comeback, Boyle, Berger, and Manny scored a few more goals for Boston before the final whistle, falling short 23-17.

The Cannons return home to host the Launch next Saturday, August 2 at 3:00 PM at Harvard Stadium and it is the final Family Four Pack Night of the season. The game can be watched on

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MLL Scores
07/27Chesapeake 12, New York 11
07/26Florida 23, Boston 17
Ohio 23, Denver 22 (OT)
Rochester 13, Charlotte 9
07/20Denver 13, Florida 10
07/19New York 16, Boston 15 (OT)
Ohio 13, Charlotte 12 (OT)
07/17Rochester 10, Chesapeake 7
07/05Rochester 15, Charlotte 13
07/04Boston 17, Denver 13

MLL Computer Ratings
1   Rochester Rattlers99.909-3
2   Denver Outlaws99.308-4
3   Boston Cannons99.235-7
4   New York Lizards99.167-5
5   Ohio Machine99.086-6
6   Chesapeake Bayhawks97.594-8
7   Charlotte Hounds97.374-8
8   Florida Launch96.835-7

MLL Standings
New York750.583750.583

MLL Schedule
07/31Denver at Chesapeake (7:00 pm)
08/02Florida at Boston (7:00 pm)
New York at Charlotte (7:00 pm)
Ohio at Rochester (7:00 pm)
08/09Rochester at Boston (7:00 pm)
Charlotte at Chesapeake (7:00 pm)
Denver at New York (5:00 pm)
Florida at Ohio (7:00 pm)

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