FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 15th, 2019
WHIPSNAKES AND REDWOODS CAN BOTH CLINCH PLL PLAYOFF SPOTS THIS WEEKEND ON NBCSN
NBCSN Presents Coverage of Chaos-Archers Saturday at 12:30 p.m. ET, and Whipsnakes-Redwoods Sunday at 6 p.m. ET
Justin Guterding and Chrome LC Take On Paul Rabil and Atlas LC Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET, Exclusively Available on NBC Sports Gold
Chaos LC Clinches First-Ever PLL Postseason Berth by Defeating Redwoods LC in Week 8
STAMFORD, Conn. – August 15, 2019 – The best lacrosse players in the world go international this weekend for Week 9 at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. NBCSN will present coverage of Connor Fields and Chaos LC vs. Marcus Holman and Archers LC this Saturday at 12:30 p.m., as well as Sunday’s match up of Matt Rambo and Whipsnakes LC vs. Jules Heningburg and Redwoods LC at 6 p.m. ET. NBC Sports Gold’s “Premier Lacrosse League Pass” will present coverage of Saturday’s Chrome-Atlas matchup at 3:30 p.m. ET, exclusively for subscribers.
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 Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario. For Saturday’s broadcast on NBCSN, Chaos LC’s Josh Byrne and Brodie Merrill as well as Archers LC’s Marcus Holman, will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews. Matt Rambo of Whipsnakes LC as well as Jules Heningburg and Garrett Epple of Redwoods LC will be mic’d up for Sunday’s broadcast on NBCSN.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL coverage across NBC Sports:
|Sat., Aug 17||12:30 p.m.||Chaos vs. Archers||NBCSN*|
|Sat., Aug 17||3:30 p.m.||Chrome vs. Atlas||NBC Sports Gold|
|Sun., Aug 18||6 p.m.||Whipsnakes vs. Redwoods||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 9:
WEEK 9 PREVIEW
CHAOS LC (6-2) VS. ARCHERS LC (4-4) – Saturday, August 17, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Each riding a two-game winning streak, Chaos LC and Archers LC are the two hottest teams in the PLL right now. In a rematch of a game that ended in a one-point win for Chaos, Archers will be looking for revenge and a chance to lock up a playoff spot while Chaos is looking to secure a Top 2 seed.
CHROME LC (2-6) VS. ATLAS LC (3-5) – Saturday, August 17, at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold
Chrome is coming off a victory over Whipsnakes LC, where for the second time this season, they set the record for most points in a game. They have found their winning formula on offense while reaping the benefits of putting their full trust in their rookie faceoff athlete, Connor Farrell.
Chrome will be eliminated from the playoffs with a loss this weekend, while a loss by Atlas could do series damage to their playoff hopes.
WHIPSNAKES LC (5-3) VS. REDWOODS LC (4-4) – Sunday, August 18, at 6p.m. ET on NBCSN
For the third week in a row, the case remains the same for Whipsnakes LC: If they win, they’re in the playoffs. For Redwoods LC, they can clinch a playoff spot this weekend with a win as well as a loss by Atlas.
Redwoods are dealing with injuries heading into Week 9 as Eddy Glazener went down with a shoulder injury and Matt Kavanagh injured his ankle. However, Redwoods have the depth to immediately fill these spots.
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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