FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
INAUGURAL PLL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHUP TO BE DECIDED THIS SATURDAY ON NBCSN
Ryder Garnsey & Redwoods LC Take on Connor Fields & Chaos LC Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN; Winner Advances to Championship Game vs. Whipsnakes in Philadelphia on September 21
Atlas LC Midfielder Paul Rabil to Serve as On-Field Analyst for Saturday’s Broadcast on NBCSN
Justin Guterding & Chrome Face Marcus Holman & Archers LC Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold; Winner to Face Atlas LC on Sept. 21 for Shot at First 2020 Draft Pick
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 11, 2019 – The matchup for the inaugural PLL Championship will be set this weekend when Connor Fields and the top-seeded Chaos LC take on Ryder Garnsey and Redwoods LC Saturday at 5 p.m. on NBCSN from New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena, with the winner advancing to the Championship Game at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., on September 21 against Whipsnakes LC.
NBC Sports Group’s exclusive coverage of the Premier Lacrosse League also includes Marcus Holman and Archers LC facing Justin Guterding and Chrome LC Saturday at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Gold. The winner of Chrome-Archers will face Atlas LC on September 21 for a shot at next year’s first PLL draft pick.
Brendan Burke (play-by-play) and Ryan Boyle (PLL analyst) will call this weekend’s games from Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J., on NBCSN and NBC Sports Gold, with Meghan Triplett as a reporter. Atlas LC midfielder and PLL co-founder Paul Rabil will also join the broadcast as an on-field reporter, providing up close analysis of Saturday’s game on NBCSN. Ryder Garsney of Redwoods LC as well as Chaos LC’s Connor Fields and Jarrod Neumann will be mic’d up for under-the-helmet interviews Saturday on NBCSN.
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Following is this weekend’s PLL postseason coverage across NBC Sports:
|Sat., Sept. 14||5 p.m.||Redwoods LC vs. Chaos LC||NBCSN*|
|8 p.m.||Chrome LC vs. Archers LC||NBC Sports Gold|
*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.
The remainder of the PLL postseason will stretch across two weekends – this Saturday, September 14, in New York, and the Championship Weekend on September 21 in Philadelphia. The Championship Game will air 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The first team to punch its ticket to the PLL Championship on Saturday, September 21, is Whipsnakes LC, following a dominant 15-7 victory over top-ranked Chaos LC in Columbus last weekend. Whipsnakes offensive star Matt Rambo had another standout performance, and will move on to the final in his hometown of Philadelphia in two weeks.
As for Chaos LC, it will battle Redwoods LC this weekend at Red Bull Arena for the other spot in the final. This is the teams’ third meeting, with Chaos owning a 2-0 record over Redwoods. Chaos beat Redwoods 12-11 in a thrilling OT back in Week 3, then won 13-10 in Week 8 of the regular season.
Connor Fields of Chaos was tied for second in the league in the regular season with most goals (22), while Redwoods’ Jules Heningburg followed Fields with 21. Both Fields and Heningburg had 33 total points on the regular season.
For the 1st Draft Pick Bracket bracket, Atlas LC defeated Chrome LC last weekend in round one, and will face the winner of Saturday’s Chrome-Archers matchup for the top pick of next year’s draft.
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 postseason and a 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:
For more details on the partnership between NBC Sports and the PLL announced in October, click here.
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