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ABOUT THE RATTLERS: Blaze Riorden was named the Warrior Defensive Player of the Week in Week 1 after making 16 saves on 25 shots at CHE in the first start of his MLL career. It was the first time the Bayhawks were limited to single-digit goals since John Galloway and Riorden teamed to hold Chesapeake to eight goals on 6/11/16.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Jordan Wolf: Four goals, one assist, five points
  • Ryan McNamara: Two goals, three assists, five points 
  • Ned Crotty: Two goals, two assists, three points
  • Blaze Riorden: 1-0, 16 saves, .640 save percentage

ABOUT THE HOUNDS: Kevin Cooper was named the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week in Week 1 after tallying 10 points (7 goals,
3 assists) in a 25-7 win against Boston. He became the first player in franchise history to score 10 points in a single game for the Hounds. The 25 goals were also the most scored in franchise history. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Kevin Cooper: Seven goals, three assists, 10 points
  • John Crawley: Four goals, three assists, seven points
  • Mike Chanenchuk: Three goals, two assists, five pointt
  • Ryan Brown: Four goals, four points

 

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ABOUT THE BAYHAWKS: Matt Danowski scored the 220th goal of his career last week vs Dallas in his 118th career game. He is now 10 points shy of 400 for his career. Only five other players in league history have eclipsed 400 points in a career (John Grant Jr., Paul Rabil, Casey Powell, Ryan Boyle, Joe Walters).

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Colin Heacock: Two goals, one assist, three points
  • Myles Jones: Two goals, one assist, three points
  • Matt Danowski: Two goals, two points

ABOUT THE LAUNCH: In their first home game of the season, the Launch will honor students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Both the boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams from MSDHS will be on the field pregame. Andy Pollack, father of victim Meadow Pollack, will present the ceremonial faceoff. All teams will wear helmet decals for MSDHS this season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Dylan Molloy: Two goals, two assists, four points
  • Sergio Salcido: Three goals, three points
  • Nick Mariano: Two goals, one assist, three points
  • Austin Kaut: 1-0, 18 saves, .667 save percentage

 

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ABOUT THE CANNONS: After scoring last week, Davey Emala is seven goals shy of 100 for his career (93 goal, 22 assists, 46 games). He was the only Boston player to appear in all 14 games last season and has played in every game since joining the team in 2015.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Kylor Bellistri: Two goals, one assist, three points
  • Davey Emala: One goal, two assists, three points
  • Kyle Denhoff: Two goals, two points

ABOUT THE BLAZE: Kevin Rice had three goals and an assist last week vs Florida, giving him 130 points in 28 career games since 2015. In his last three games against Boston, Rice has combined for 17 points with 11 goals, one two-pointer and five assists.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Kevin Rice: Three goals, one assist, four points
  • Deemer Class: Two goals, one two-point goal, one assist, four points
  • Matt Gibson: One goal, one assist, two points
  • Tommy Palasek: One goal, one assist, two points

 

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ABOUT THE LIZARDS: Drew Adams made 22 saves on 37 shots in last week’s 19-15 win over the Outlaws in Week 1. It marked his most saves in a game since another 22-save performance on 6/20/15 vs Charlotte. He is now just three wins shy of 60 for his career.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Rob Pannell: Two goals, six assists, eight points
  • Will Manny: Four goals, three assists, seven points
  • Mike Bocklet: Four goals, four points
  • Paul Rabil: Two goals, two points

ABOUT THE MACHINE: Since making the first start of his MLL career on 5/27/17 vs the Launch, Kyle Bernlohr is 7-2 with an 11.35 goals against average and .567 save percentage, the best mark among any goalie last season. The Lizards are one of only two teams that earned a win against Bernlohr last season.

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Peter Baum: 31 goals, 19 assists, 52 points in 2017
  • Marcus Holman: 34 goals, 15 assists, 49 points in 2017
  • Mark Cockerton: 35 goals, 12 assists, 47 points in 2017
  • Tom Schreiber: 18 goals, 26 assists, 44 points in 2017

 

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ABOUT THE OUTLAWS: Dating back to last season, Matt Kavanagh has tallied at least six points in four straight regular season games. In that span, he has 15 goals, 10 assists and 25 points. In his one regular season game against the Rattlers last year, he had a goal and two assists. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH: 

  • Matt Kavanagh: Five goals, one assist, six points
  • Jeremy Sieverts: Five goals, five points
  • Drew Snider: Two goals, one assist, three points

ABOUT THE RATTLERS: Dallas will be playing its first game at Ford Center at The Star, the site of the 2017 MLL Championship. The Outlaws played in that game and fell to the Machine, 17-12. 

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

  • Jordan Wolf: Four goals, one assist, five points
  • Ryan McNamara: Two goals, three assists, five points 
  • Ned Crotty: Two goals, two assists, three points
  • Blaze Riorden: 1-0, 16 saves, .640 save percentage

 

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