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Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE HEADS TO BALTIMORE’S HOMEWOOD FIELD THIS WEEKEND FOR WEEK 4 GAMES ACROSS NBC SPORTS
Saturday Doubleheader on NBC Sports Gold – Chrome-Redwoods at 1 p.m. ET, Followed by Whipsnakes-Atlas at 7:30 p.m. ET
Action Resumes Sunday with PLL’s Leading Point Scorer Tom Schreiber & Archers LC (2-1) vs. Leading Goal Scorer Connor Fields & Chaos LC (2-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Atlas LC’s Paul Rabil to Join the Booth During Sunday’s Broadcast on NBCSN
7 of 9 PLL Games Have Been Decided by 1 Point
PLL Regular Season Trade Window Now Open Through July 22
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 19, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its exclusive coverage of the Premier Lacrosse League’s inaugural season this weekend across NBC Sports, as the best lacrosse players in the world take the stage at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md., for Week 4. Saturday’s doubleheader on NBC Sports Gold features Justin Guterding and Chrome LC vs. Greg Gurenlian and Redwoods LC at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the undefeated Whipsnakes LC vs. Atlas LC at 7:30 p.m. ET. Coverage continues Sunday afternoon on NBCSN as the PLL’s leading point scorer Tom Schreiber and Archers LC (2-1) take on leading goal scorer Connor Fields and Chaos LC (2-1) at 3:30 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister will host Sunday’s coverage on NBCSN, while Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (PLL analyst) will call the games from Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Field for this weekend’s coverage on NBC Sports Gold and NBCSN. For Sunday’s broadcast on NBCSN, Kyle Harrison of Redwoods LC will join Burmeister between the benches to call a portion of the game from the field to serve as a guest analyst. Atlas LC’s Paul Rabil will also join Burke and Boyle in the booth for part of Sunday’s broadcast.
For each game throughout the PLL season, players from each team will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews with analyst Ryan Boyle up in the booth. Players will be wired up 75 minutes prior to the game in the locker room. For Sunday’s broadcast on NBCSN, Chaos LC’s Connor Fields and Archers LC’s Marcus Holman and Scott Ratliff will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews. Click here to see last week’s under-the-helmet interview with Atlas LC’s Ryan Brown against Chrome LC.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL coverage across NBC Sports:
|DATE||TIME (ET)||GAME||PLAYER ANALYST||PLATFORM|
|Sat., June 22||1 p.m.||Chrome at Redwoods||Scott Ratliff (Archers)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 22||7:30 p.m.||Whipsnakes at Atlas||Andy Towers (Chaos Head Coach)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., June 23||3:30 p.m.||Archers at Chaos||Kyle Harrison (Redwoods)||NBCSN*|
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.
*All television coverage simultaneously live streams via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Following the first three weeks of play, the PLL has seen five overtime contests in nine games. All four NBC Sports Gold games this season have gone into overtime. Additionally, seven of the nine games have been decided by one point. Tom Schreiber of Archers LC leads the league in points with 15, while Chaos LC’s Connor Fields leads goal scorers with eight.
The action continues this weekend in Baltimore with the following matchups:
CHROME LC (0-3) VS. REDWOODS LC (1-2) – Sat., June 22, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
Chrome LC looks to get its first win of the season this weekend following a one-goal loss to Atlas LC, 13-12, in Week 3. Romar Dennis headlined the first quarter with a two-point goal to give his team a much-needed boost. Goals from standouts Justin Guterding and Jordan MacIntosh made sure the game went down to the wire, but Chrome was defeated in a heartbreaking fashion for the third week in a row as Atlas netted a goal with 48 seconds left to get the win.
The Redwoods were handed their second loss of the season last weekend by Chaos LC, 12-11. Redwoods LC took a quick 3-0 lead early in the game led by a two-pointer from Sergio Salcido. Former Notre Dame standout Ryder Garnsey notched his first-career goal to take the lead for the Redwoods in the fourth quarter, but Chaos tied the game to send it to overtime. Ultimately, it was Chaos LC who put the ball in the back of the net to get the OT win.
WHIPSNAKES LC (3-0) VS. ATLAS LC (1-2) – Sat., June 22, at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
After a win against Archers LC in Week 3, Whipsnakes LC remains the only undefeated team left in the league, with a record of 3-0. The Whips came out early in the game with a 4-0 lead led by Mike Chanenchuk, who netted a quick goal followed by a two-pointer. The Archers came out hot in the second quarter with a six-goal run to take the lead, but the Whipsnakes tied the game back up in the fourth quarter thanks to a goal from Connor Kelly and a crucial two-pointer from Ryan Drenner. The game headed into OT at 10 apiece, but Drenner scored the game-winner for the second straight week to keep his team at a perfect record.
Atlas LC took home its first win of the season last weekend against Chrome LC, improving its record to 1-2 on the season. This matchup started with the story between both team’s face-off specialists, and Atlas LC’s Trevor Baptiste showed up big, going 17-26 on face-offs. The Atlas victory was headlined by Connor Buczek’s standout performance with four goals to secure his team’s first win of the season.
ARCHERS LC (2-1) VS. CHAOS LC (2-1) – Sun., June 23, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Archers LC lost their first game of the season in a battle of the undefeated in Week 3 against Whipsnakes LC. After a slow start offensively, the Archers went on a six-goal run and took the lead in the second quarter. After a back-and-forth last quarter, the game headed to overtime where the Whipsnakes handed the Archers their first loss of the season.
Chaos LC hopes to build on its Week 3 success this weekend in Baltimore after beating Redwoods LC, 12-11. Chaos responded to a 3-0 deficit and put in two quick goals before Connor Fields buried his first of four to tie the game. After exchanging goals for the rest of the game, it was another overtime game in Week 3, with the score tied at 11-11. Both teams came up empty on their first two possessions in OT, but it was Josh Byrne of Chaos LC who netted the game-winner to help his team improve to 2-1 on the season.
PLL REGULAR SEASON TRADE WINDOW NOW OPEN THROUGH JULY 22
The PLL trade windows give the league’s lacrosse clubs the chance to trade players and future draft picks during a five-week window of the regular season, as well as an offseason trading period. The PLL regular season trade window officially began on June 17 at 4 p.m. ET and ends on July 22 at 4 p.m. ET.
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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