Buffalo Cruises Through First Round Victory Over New England 5/4/19

May 7, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert The top seed Buffalo Bandits hosted the fourth seed New England Black Wolves on Saturday night in front of almost 12,000 fans at the KeyBank Center for the ‘Winner Move On’ East Division semi-final.  Much like the two regular season matchups, the Bandits outplayed the Black Wolves from start to finish, never trailing in…

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Lightning Strikes in Saskatchewan Mammoth Upset in OT 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

Di Miller, Correspondent Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse is Awesome© The Colorado Mammoth, the No. 4 Seed in the West, headed to Saskatchewan to face the Rush, the No. 1 Seed for the First Round of the Western Division Semi-Finals.  The Rush had 11,358 fans on hand to watch their team head to Round Two. Colorado had just come off an embarrassing loss to the Rush in the last weekend of the…

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Justin and Friends Playoff Picks – Round 1 5/3/19

May 3, 2019

A few of us at Lacrosse is Awesome are here to deliver our predictions for the first round of the NLL playoffs.  In this first round, it is win or go home! West Division Colorado Mammoth (4) at Saskatchewan Rush (1) Friday, May 3 at 9:30 PM EST Justin Ivey These two teams are meeting for the second week in a row.  In the last week of the regular season,…

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Knighthawks Close the Door on Rochester and the Season 4/27/19

April 28, 2019

Christopher Crane, Correspondent Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Rochester Knighthawks In the last weekend of the NLL regular season the Rochester Knighthawks (6-12) played host to the New England Black Wolves (9-9) in front of a 6,158 crowd at the Blue Cross Arena.  The fans came to see this Rochester team’s last home game before moving to Halifax next season.  The Rochester Knighthawks would give those…

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Rush Use Quick Start to Secure #1 Seed in West 4/27/19

April 28, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent/Co-Editor Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Saskatchewan Rush In their final regular season game, the Saskatchewan Rush (11-7) hosted the Colorado Mammoth (6-12) in front of 13,860 fans.  The Rush scored eight unanswered goals to open the game, and Colorado was never able to recover despite a strong fourth quarter.  The win for Saskatchewan crowns them West Division champions for the sixth straight season.  Colorado…

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Rock Win the Battle Over the Warriors In Final Contest of 2019 4/26/19

April 27, 2019

Shawn Palmer, Correspondent Toronto Rock Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Devin Manky The Toronto Rock (12-6) visited the Vancouver for their one and only game of the season against the Warriors (5-13).  The 6,685 Vancouver fans were hoping to end their season with a win and head into the off season on a high note, while the Rock wanted to continue their winning momentum into the playoffs.  Toronto…

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Justin’s NLL Picks Week Twenty 4/26/19

April 26, 2019

Justin Ivey, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© Weeks 1-9: 25-19 Week Ten: 4-2 Week Eleven: 2-1 Week Twelve: 4-0 Week Thirteen: 3-1 Week Fourteen: 4-2 Week Fifteen: 4-3 Week Sixteen: 2-2 Week Seventeen: 4-1 Week Eighteen: 1-5 Week Nineteen: 3-2 Season Total: 56-38 Wow.  New England could not win on the road.  And now they must visit Buffalo again in the first round.  I thought a lot of these late…

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The Wings Were Keeper of the Hive in Georgia 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Di Miller, NLL Correspondent Lacrosse is Awesome© On a warm night in Georgia, the Swarm (12-6) would host their Eastern Division rivals, the Philadelphia Wings (4-14) in front of a crowd of 8,735 hometown fans for their final game in the regular season.  Georgia looked sloppy in last night’s contest, especially for a team that needed the win to clinch the number one seed in the NLL East, and Philadelphia…

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No Rush for Saskatchewan as Riggers Dominate in Sell Out 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Marcelo A. Sagüez, Correspondent Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Candice Ward With the biggest crowd on hand in the NLL this weekend, a meager 19,289 Calgary fans which included a few busloads of Rush fans, it was ‘Fan Appreciation Night’. The Roughnecks (10-8) did not disappoint the loudest fans in the league (my ears are still ringing), taking the best of three series 2-1 in regular…

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Rochester Rolls to Fourth Win 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Christopher Crane, Correspondent Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo: Micheline V/ Rochester Americans This week’s NLL action saw the Rochester Knighthawks (6-11) host the Vancouver Warriors (5-12) at the Blue Cross Arena in front of 5,376 fans.  With Rochester out of the playoff scenario in the Eastern Division, but Vancouver is still in the hunt for a playoff spot in the Western Division it was a must win…

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Buffalo Doubles Down Against New England, Clinches Overall #1 Seed 4/20/19

April 21, 2019

Justin Ivey, Correspondent New England Black Wolves Lacrosse is Awesome© Featured Image Photo Credit: Bill Wippert The Buffalo Bandits (13-4) hosted the New England Black Wolves (8-9) on Saturday night in front of 16,559 fans.  The second matchup between these two East division rivals was almost a mirror image of their first matchup, a 15-5 win for the Bandits at New England.  This time Buffalo doubled up on the Black…

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