2016 MLL Awards and Updates: Week 3

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via press release   Boston (May 10, 2016): It might have been a short week with only two games, but the high-powered action was still there, especially with career marks hit and overtime victories!   New York Lizards 20 Florida Launch 14   The Lizards came out strong coming off a Week 2 bye. They started the game on a 5-0 run and never looked back. While the Launch scored the last six points in the game, they could not overcome the early deficit. Tommy Palasek and Rob Pannell both reached the 100 career goals mark in the first half. Matt Gibson and Paul Rabil led the Lizards with five points each. Casey Powell added four points (2G, 2A) while Conor Buczek tallied six points on one assist and four goals, including a two-pointer.   Click here to see Palasek’s 100th career goal. (Palasek Goal)   Click here to see Pannell’s 100th career goal. (Pannell Goal)   Ohio Machine 14 (OT) Denver Outlaws 13   The Outlaws and Machine treated fans to another thriller in this rematch game. In this close game where the lead was never more than two goals, overtime seemed inevitable. Drew Snider and Jeremy Sieverts scored the last two goals of regulation to tie the game with a minute remaining. It took almost three minutes into overtime to determine a winner, in part due to three huge saves Scott Rodgers made in goal for the Machine. Steele Stanwick then found Marcus Holman on the crease and Holman netted the game winner with a bounce shot past Ryan LaPlante.   Click here to watch the game winning goal! (Game Winner)   Coca-Cola Players of the Game   Steven Holmes, New York Lizards Holmes played strong defense on Kieran McArdle throughout the game and held him to two assists and 0-10 shooting. He also picked up three groundballs.   Scott Rodgers, Ohio Machine Rodgers made 10 saves in goal for the Machine, including three crucial saves in overtime to ensure his team’s victory.   Warrior Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week   Warrior Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Holman, Ohio Machine   Warrior Defensive Player of the Week: Steven Holmes, New York Lizards   This Week’s Games   Boston Cannons at Chesapeake Bayhawks   Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016 Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Broadcast: Lax Sports Network   Denver Outlaws at Atlanta Blaze   Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 5:00 p.m. EST Broadcast: Lax Sports Network   Rochester Rattlers at Boston Cannons   Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Broadcast: Regional syndicate cable, ESPN3   Florida Launch at Charlotte Hounds   Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Broadcast: Lax Sports Network   New York Lizards at Ohio Machine   Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016 Time: 7:30 p.m. EST Broadcast: ESPN3   What Does Lacrosse Mean To You?   Have you ever wanted to be on the field during a MLL game? Well now you can! By answering the question, you can enter to be one of eight ball boys / ball girls selected for the MLL Semi-Final Game in Fairfield, CT on August 13th. The essay contest ends Friday, June 3. Please continue to our website for more information regarding the essay contest.   (Essay Contest)   About Major League Lacrosse Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston. Major League Lacrosse has recently concluded its fifteenth season. MLL has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. The league is made up of nine teams: The Atlanta Blaze, Boston Cannons, Charlotte Hounds, Chesapeake Bayhawks, Denver Outlaws, Florida Launch, New York Lizards, Ohio Machine and Rochester Rattlers.   Follow us on…   Facebook: Facebook.com/MajorLeagueLacrosse Twitter: @MLL_Lacrosse Instagram: @MajorLeagueLax SnapChat: MajorLeagueLax YouTube: Youtube.com/MLL   Share on Facebook (Facebook)   Share on LinkedIn (LinkedIn)   Share on Twitter (Twitter)   Share on Google+ (Google+)     Major League Lacrosse 20 Guest St   Boston, Massachusetts 02135