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Thursday, August 8th, 2019
QUEST FOR THE CROWN: CHAOS LC AND WHIPSNAKES LC EACH ONE WIN AWAY FROM CLINCHING FIRST-EVER PLL PLAYOFF BERTH
Saturday Doubleheader on NBC Sports Gold – Redwoods-Chaos at 4 p.m. ET, Followed by Chrome-Whipsnakes at 7 p.m. ET
NBCSN Presents Archers-Atlas Coverage from San Jose’s Avaya Stadium Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET
Will Manny and Matt McMahon of Archers LC, and Atlas LC’s Trevor Baptiste to be Mic’d Up for Under-the-Helmet In-Game Interviews During Sunday’s Broadcast on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 8, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its exclusive coverage of the Premier Lacrosse League’s inaugural season this weekend with Week 8 games across NBC Sports platforms, as the best lacrosse players in the world take the field at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif., and continue their quest for The Crown. With victories on Saturday, Chaos LC and Whipsnakes LC can both clinch the first-ever playoff berths in PLL history. Saturday’s doubleheader on NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” will feature Jules Heningburg and Redwoods LC vs. Connor Fields and Chaos LC at 4 p.m. ET, followed by Justin Guterding of Chrome LC vs. Matt Rambo of Whipsnakes LC at 7 p.m. ET. Week 8 culminates as Paul Rabil and Atlas LC take on Tom Schreiber and Archers LC Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
NBC Sports’ Paul Burmeister will host this weekend’s coverage on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, while Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (PLL analyst) will call the games from San Jose’s Avaya Stadium. For Sunday evening’s broadcast on NBCSN, Archers LC’s Will Manny and Matt McMahon, as well as Atlas LC’s Trevor Baptiste, will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL coverage across NBC Sports:
|Sat., Aug. 10||4 p.m.||Redwoods vs. Chaos||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sat., Aug., 10||7 p.m.||Chrome vs. Whipsnakes||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug. 11||7:30 p.m.||Archers vs. Atlas||NBCSN*|
*All television coverage simultaneously live streams via authentication on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
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.
Following are the league standings heading into Week 8:
WEEK 8 PREVIEW
REDWOODS LC (4-3) vs. CHAOS LC (5-2) – Saturday, August 10, at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) on NBC Sports Gold
Week 8 kicks off with a Week 3 rematch between Redwoods and Chaos Lacrosse Clubs. The biggest change since Week 3 has been the Redwoods’ addition of Jules Heningburg, who has proven to be one of the most dominant dodging attackmen in the league. Chaos will again be without Miles Thompson and Josh Byrne, who combined for five goals last time these two teams met. With a win, Chaos LC will clinch its first-ever playoff berth.
Matchup to Watch: Chaos transition offense vs. Redwoods transition defense
CHROME LC (1-6) vs. WHIPSNAKES LC (5-2) – Saturday, August 10, at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on NBC Sports Gold
Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader is a rematch of an overtime thriller between these two teams in Week 2. Since Week 2, these two teams’ seasons have gone in opposite directions as Whipsnakes find themselves one win away from a playoff berth and Chrome are one loss from being eliminated from playoff contention.
Matchup to Watch: Chrome defenseman Joe Fletcher vs. Whipsnakes attackman Matt Rambo
ARCHERS LC (3-4) vs. ATLAS LC (3-4) – Sunday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on NBCSN
In the final game of Week 8, 3-4 Archers clash with 3-4 Atlas in a battle that may decide who continues their quest for The Crown. Atlas took home a 13-12 win the last time these two teams met in a back-and-forth battle where neither team led by more than three goals. In his breakout game, John Crawley had two goals, including the game-winner, and cemented his spot on the Atlas’ active lineup. This week, Archers will debut their own game-changing midfielder: Joey Sankey.
Matchup to Watch: Archers O-Mids vs. Atlas D-Mids
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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