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Thursday, June 27th, 2019
PREMIER LACROSSE LEAGUE STARTS WEEK 5 ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBCSN WITH ATLAS LC VS. ARCHERS LC FROM GEORGIA STATE STADIUM
Friday Night – Leading Face-off Athlete Trevor Baptiste & Atlas LC Take on Top Point Scorer Tom Schreiber & Archers LC at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Chaos Midfielder Myles Jones to Serve as Guest Analyst During Friday’s Broadcast on NBCSN
Saturday Doubleheader on NBC Sports Gold – Chaos vs. Chrome at 1 p.m. ET, Followed by Redwoods LC vs. Undefeated Whipsnakes LC at 4 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 27, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its exclusive coverage of the Premier Lacrosse League’s inaugural season this weekend across NBC Sports from Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., for Week 5 play. The league’s leading face-off athlete Trevor Baptiste and Atlas LC will take on the top point scorer Tom Schreiber and Archers LC under the lights on Friday night at 8 p.m. on NBCSN. Saturday’s doubleheader on NBC Sports Gold will feature Chaos LC vs. Chrome LC at 1 p.m. ET, followed by Redwoods LC vs. the undefeated Whipsnakes LC at 4 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister will host Friday’s coverage on NBCSN, while Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (PLL analyst) will call the games from Georgia State Stadium for this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold. For Friday night’s broadcast on NBCSN, Myles Jones of Chaos LC will join Burmeister between the benches to call a portion of the game from the field to serve as a guest analyst.
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 Friday night’s broadcast on NBCSN, Chris Cloutier and Cade Van Raaphorst of Atlas LC, as well as Will Manny of Archers LC will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL coverage across NBC Sports:
|DATE||TIME (ET)||GAME||PLAYER ANALYST||PLATFORM|
|Fri., June 28||8 p.m.||Atlas at Archers||Myles Jones (Chaos)||NBCSN*|
|Sat., June 29||1 p.m.||Chaos at Chrome||Scott Ratliff (Archers)||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., June 29||4 p.m.||Redwoods at Whipsnakes||Callum Robinson (Atlas)||NBC Sports Gold|
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.
WEEK 5 PREVIEW
The action continues this weekend in Atlanta with the following matchups:
ATLAS LC (1-3) VS. ARCHERS LC (2-2) – Fri., June 28, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Week 5 kicks off with a Friday night lights battle between the league’s top point-scorer and the top face-off athlete. Through four weeks of play, Archers LC’s Tom Schreiber continues to lead the league in points with 18, while Atlas LC’s Trevor Baptiste has won the most face-offs this season with 66. Atlas LC looks to notch its second win of the season this weekend in Atlanta, while Archers LC hope to improve to a winning record.
CHAOS LC (3-1) VS. CHROME LC (0-4) – Sat., June 29, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
Following three wins in four games this season, Chaos LC has emerged as the league’s top offense, led by lead goal scorer Connor Fields (11). In addition to the leading goal scorer, Chaos also possesses the player with the most ground balls (Thomas Kelly, 29) and the goalie with the most saves (Blaze Riorden, 64). Seeking their first win of the season, Chrome LC will look for a spark from attackman Jordan Wolf, widely known as one of the most dangerous dodging attackmen in the sport.
REDWOODS LC (2-2) VS. WHIPSNAKES LC (4-0) – Sun., June 29, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
The final game in Atlanta will feature the undefeated Whipsnakes LC taking on the reinvigorated Redwoods LC, who have allowed the fewest points this season. Whipsnakes will look to pick up where they left off last week vs. Atlas LC against the Redwoods defense in Week 5. Redwoods LC and Whipsnakes LC traded assets last week to improve their respective rosters, and Jules Heningburg will suit up this week for the Redwoods against his former team. The Whipsnakes’ defense will be fixed on Heningburg after a PLL record-tying eight-point performance last week.
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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