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Florida Launch Beat Bayhawks 20-19, Break Franchise Win Record – Climb to Third Place With 3 Games Left!

Florida Launch Beat Bayhawks 20-19, Break Franchise Win Record – Climb to Third Place With 3 Games Left!

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Game recap via the Launch web site   Author's Note:  (We'll cover Casey's Retirement Ceremony separately) Beat isn't the right word, eked out is the right term.  Maybe that's not quite accurate either.  Maybe a visual comparison of what it's like being a Launch fan this year . . . and certainly in last night's game might look like this:     What else do you call this? An 11-3 lead at the half that was . . . if we were honest, probably not quite representative of how the half went.  The team played extremely well on offense and certainly earned their 11 goals but Chesapeake certainly made it easy on defense for the Launch with their approach.  And when that approach changed to a spread out 2-man game that the defense had some trouble adapting to the goals c
Week 12 Preview: Florida Launch Return Home, Ready for Bayhawks

Week 12 Preview: Florida Launch Return Home, Ready for Bayhawks

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via the Launch web site   With the 2017 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game in the books, the Florida Launch are rested and ready for action this weekend. Taking on the Chesapeake Bayhawks in their first meeting this season, the Launch, currently tied for third place, return to FAU Stadium this Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m. The Launch are in search of a franchise record six wins this weekend as they host the Bayhawks. The offense will be pivotal in the game as Kieran McArdle, the Launch’s current points leader with 24, looks to rebound from a scoreless outing in Florida’s last outing against the Atlanta Blaze. This game also marks the first meeting between the Launch and former player Lyle Thompson since he was traded to the Bayhawks in the off-season. On the other side of t
Breaking:  MLL Trade Between NY and Boston Raises Questions . . . Serious Questions.

Breaking: MLL Trade Between NY and Boston Raises Questions . . . Serious Questions.

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  This afternoon the Boston Cannons released the following: Boston Cannons Update on June 27 Trade BOSTON, MA – The Boston Cannons have released the following statement regarding the June 27 trade with the New York Lizards: “Recently acquired midfielder Dave Lawson has informed the Boston Cannons that he intends to file retirement paperwork with Major League Lacrosse and will not join the team this season. The Cannons were not made aware of his intentions prior to the trade. We respect Dave’s decision and wish him well after a great MLL career. In addition, midfielder Chris LaPierre has elected to not report to the team and the Cannons will gain an additional roster spot. The Boston Cannons are appealing to Major League Lacrosse to address additional compensation for the J
Casey Powell: From Carthage to Lacrosse Immortality

Casey Powell: From Carthage to Lacrosse Immortality

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via the Launch web site   Casey Powell has come a long way from being a West Carthage, New York kid with big dreams of lacrosse greatness. With a legendary career cemented in the record books of Syracuse University and Major League Lacrosse, No. 22 has managed to climb the ranks of the lacrosse greats and leave behind a legacy that continues to develop well after his final game. “I first started playing when I was 11, my goal was to aim high. I wanted to be the best lacrosse player of all time.” After debuting in the first MLL game in history in 2001, Powell has played for several teams in the league and accumulated a laundry list of accolades from league MVP to two Offensive Player of the Year awards. Even after accomplishing all of that, it was still hard to let go.“I ha
MLL:  Myles Jones Wins All-Star Game for Team Stripes 21-20 in OT

MLL: Myles Jones Wins All-Star Game for Team Stripes 21-20 in OT

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via MLL press release   BOXSCORE GAME RECAP SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2017) - Playing in the first All-Star Game of his career, Myles Jones scored the game-winning goal in overtime, helping Team Stripes beat Team Stars in the 16th MLL All-Star Game, 21-20, at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento. Jones was awarded a $10,000 prize check courtesy of New Balance for winning the MVP of the game. The Bayhawks midfielder led his team with four goals and finished with five points total (one assist). Team Stars held a 10-7 lead at the half thanks to five goals in the opening half from Ohio's Marcus Holman. Matt Abbott's goal for Team Stripes 12:09 into the fourth quarter tied the game 19, but it was followed by a Kyle Denhoff go-ahead goal less than a minute later for Team