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Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE MAKES NBC DEBUT ON SUNDAY AT 2 P.M. ET FROM RED BULL ARENA
Sunday – Chaos vs. Atlas at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
Saturday Doubleheader – Whipsnakes-Chrome at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold, Followed by Redwoods-Archers at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
FREE “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” Trial Available Now Through June 9
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 5, 2019 – Following an exciting Opening Weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., last weekend, the Premier Lacrosse League’s 14-week national tour will make a stop at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. this weekend, June 8-9, for Week 2 of its inaugural season. Saturday’s doubleheader at Red Bull Arena will feature Whipsnakes-Chrome at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass”, followed by Redwoods-Archers at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage continues Sunday, June 9, with Chaos-Atlas at 2 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister will host this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, while NBC Sports Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (PLL analyst) will call the games from Red Bull Arena, alongside reporter Chantel McCabe.
NBC Sports is offering a FREE trial of NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass”, available now through June 9. Fans can watch the best lacrosse players in the world with exclusive gameday coverage – live, commercial-free, and on-demand. Plus, fans can relive the action from the start of the season with full-event replays.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL coverage across NBC Sports:
SATURDAY, JUNE 8-SUNDAY, JUNE 9 (All Times ET)
|DATE||TIME (ET)||VENUE||GAME||GUEST ANALYST||PLATFORM|
|Sat., June 8||1 p.m.||Red Bull Arena||Whipsnakes-Chrome||Deemer Class
|NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 8||4 p.m.||Red Bull Arena||Redwoods-Archers||Trevor Baptiste
|Sun., June 9||2 p.m.||Red Bull Arena||Chaos-Atlas||Greg Gurenlian
For the entire 2019 PLL schedule and more details on NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage of the PLL’s inaugural season across NBC Sports platforms, click here.
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WHIPSNAKES LC (1-0) VS. CHROME LC (0-1) – Saturday, June 8, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
Whipsnakes LC notched their first win of the season with a 15-14 overtime thriller against Chaos LC last Saturday, and hope to build on that success in Week 2. Whipsnakes attackman Jules Heningburg immediately set the tone for his team with a goal in the first 10 seconds of the game. Despite a hard-fought second half comeback by Chaos LC, Drew Snider – one of the numerous former Terps on the Whipsnakes roster – had the game-winner just 52 seconds into overtime.
Chrome LC looks to rebound from their Week 1 overtime loss (13-12) against Archers LC last weekend. Chrome ran well throughout the game, countering the Archers’ attack-heavy lineup with transition goals from Will Haus, Mike O’Neil and Ty Thompson, but it was the Archers who found the back of the net for the overtime victory.
REDWOODS LC (1-0) VS. ARCHERS LC (1-0) – Saturday, June 8, at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Redwoods LC won their inaugural game of, 11-9, against Atlas LC last Sunday. After going down two goals to nothing, Redwoods scored a series of goals from Clarke Petterson, Sergio Salcido and Matt Kavanagh. Redwoods goalie Tim Troutner made 17 saves in the game and was able to hold off Atlas for the 11-9 win.
Archers LC hope to continue their success this week after beating Chrome LC last weekend in overtime, 13-12. Archers face-off athlete Stephen Kelly found the back of the net just 11 seconds into the game, and attackman Will Manny (4G) was able to finish the game for his team with an overtime goal to defeat Chrome. Late in the fourth quarter, the Archers defense made some huge stops led by great on-ball defense by Matt McMahon (2CT, 3GB) and key saves by goalie Adam Ghitelman (11 saves).
CHAOS LC (0-1) VS. ATLAS LC (0-1) – Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
Chaos LC looks to bounce back after a Week 1 overtime defeat by Whipsnakes LC this weekend. After falling behind 4-0, attackman Jake Froccaro cut the Whipsnakes’ lead in half after burying a two-pointer. Chaos’ comeback started immediately in the second half with a Thomas Kelly goal coming within seven seconds. A keystone of Chaos’ Canadian contingent, Josh Byrne, had an early goal to start the fourth quarter, which dramatically put the Chaos up for the first time all game with a 14-13 lead, before ultimately losing in overtime, 15-14.
Paul Rabil’s Atlas LC hopes to notch their first win of the season after a loss last weekend to Redwoods LC. Atlas started the game off with two quick goals before going down 5-2 at the end of the first quarter. Joel Tinney came out at the start of the third and put Atlas up 7-6 before each team exchanged goals to tie it at 8-8, but Redwoods goalie Tim Troutner was able to hold off Atlas for the win.
ABOUT THE PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE:
The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) brings the sport of lacrosse to a national stage for the first time through a tour-based model, complete with the best players the game has to offer. Co-founded by lacrosse superstar, philanthropist, and investor Paul Rabil and his brother, serial entrepreneur and investor, Mike Rabil, the Premier Lacrosse League is backed by an investment group comprised of The Raine Group, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), The Chernin Group, and Blum Capital. The PLL season began this June, with six teams, embarking on a 14-week season that concludes with a playoff and PLL championship game. The PLL season will be distributed through an exclusive media-rights agreement with NBC Sports Group. For more information, visit PremierLacrosseLeague.com, and follow on social media:
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