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Ohio Machine (1-7) vs. Boston Cannons (3-5)
Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Selby Stadium, Delaware, Ohio
Parking lots open at 4:30 p.m.
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Fans can watch a live stream of the game on ESPN3.com at 7:30 p.m. or on SportsTime Ohio at 8 p.m.
The Ohio Machine is back at home at Selby Stadium to take on the Boston Cannons for the first time in the 2013 season. Last year, the Machine played Boston back-to-back games to close out the 2012 season and lost both games.
Game Day Festivities
"Party on the Patio" – Machine sponsor Amato's Woodfired Pizza is hosting "Party on the Patio" starting at 5 p.m. with a live band on Saturday! On top of live music and delicious food, fans can enjoy exclusive specials when they bring their Ohio Machine game day ticket with them.
“SchoLAXstic Education Night” – Brine Lacrosse and COSI will be making special appearances at the Machine game and providing interactive educational activities for fans of all ages!
“Books for Delaware”– As part of “SchoLAXstic Education Night,” the Machine will be collecting all types of books to be donated to the Delaware County District Library. Please bring new or gently used books with you to the stadium to donate right at the gate entrance to help give back!
“Kids Meal Deals for $5”– Kids who attend the game get special $5 meal deals that include a Powerade, hotdog and choice of candy or a pretzel!
"Happy Hour and a Half" – "Happy Hour and a Half" is offered at every home game until 30 minutes prior to face-off. This week, it starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. with drink and food specials at the concession stands.
“Battle of Ohio” – Before the Machine game at 7:30, post-collegiate women teams Cap City and Queen City will face-off at Selby Stadium in the “Battle of Ohio” at 5:00 p.m. With a game ticket, fans can get into the stadium to watch both the “Battle of Ohio” and the Machine vs. Boston game.
The Machine faced the undefeated Denver Outlaws this past weekend and suffered an upsetting 19-5 loss. Denver opened up the game with four straight goals leading the Machine early, 4-0. Logan Schuss stopped the streak to put the first goal up for the Machine, but it wasn’t enough the fuel the offense. The first quarter ended with a 5-1 Denver lead. The Outlaws came out even stronger in the second quarter firing seven shots in a row on goalie Brian Phipps. Denver quickly boosted its lead up 12-3 going into halftime. The Machine was able to hold Denver to only three goals in the third quarter but was still unable to score. Connor Martin and Joe Resetarits tried to add on more points for the Machine, but could not shorten Denver’s lead. The Outlaws added one more game to their undefeated season beating the Machine 19-5.
#8 Max Schmidt (D): Schmidt scored his first career goal in the Machine’s last road game of 2012 against Boston on August 4 with a 81-yards two-point goal seconds before the game ended, which also made it on Sports Center Top 10 Plays.
#15 Joe Resetarits (A): Resetarits scored his first goal and second goals of the season last weekend against the Outlaws in his second game with the Machine. In his first game this season, he tallied two assists and now has four points total.
#19 Joe Cummings (A): In his rookie season, Cummings had a total of five goals in the two games against the Cannons last season and tallied one assist. Cummings was named Player of the Game and the Warrior Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Machine defeat Rochester the last time the Machine was at home on June 15.
#30 Brian Phipps (G): Last season against the Boston Cannons, Phipps had a career high of 19 saves while in goal. Phipps also just passed 250 career saves and has played as an MLL goalie for more than 1,000 minutes.
#81 Kyle Hartzell (D):In the second meeting of the two teams last season, Hartzell scored his ninth two-point goal of the season, which helped him break the record of most points in a season by an MLL defenseman. Hartzell was also just named a 2013 All-Star for his third consecutive MLL All-Star Game and second representing the Machine.
Versatile Shooting –Last season, the Machine had 10 different players score goals between the two games against Boston, including players Steele Stanwick, Jim Connolly, Joe Cummings and Connor Martin.
Goals Allowed: In last weekend’s game, the Machine allowed 19 goals by Denver, which was the most allowed by the Machine in one game so far this season. The Machine has allowed 105 goals total this season, while Boston has allowed 114. The highest amount of goals in a game that Boston has allowed is 24 when they faced Denver earlier in the season and lost 24-14.
Rookie Battles:Machine rookies Logan Schuss and Marcus Holman have a combined 18 points this season from 12 goals and five assists. Boston rookies Cam Flint, Scott Ratliff and Will Manny only have a combined 17 points from 10 goals and seven assists.
High School Memories: Second-year players and former Loyola Blakefield High School teammates Joe Cummings and Steele Stanwick are on top of the score boards together again. Cummings and Stanwick led the Loyola Blakefield team during their 2008 senior season in goals and assists with a total 76 goals and 54 assists, as well as helped the Doms to a 2008 MIAA Championship. With the Machine, Cummings and Stanwick lead the team in goals, assists and points with a combined total of 34 points from 19 goals and 15 assists thus far this season.
Coach’s Davis’ Thoughts
Moving Forward - “We are going to put these guys in the best possible position to be successful. We want to define their role within the team, perfect that role and look to expand that role. We are focused on constant growth, defining and perfecting roles and making sure we stay the course.”
Team Energy – “My expectation is to get better and our wins and losses are going to be a byproduct of how hard we are going to work. We set a foundation of how the rest of the year is going to go with the guys and from my feedback from them they’re fired up.”
Growth of Ohio Lacrosse – “I was from Columbus originally, and anything I can do to help the success of this program I am willing to do. Professional lacrosse is very important to me, so when the team was looking for a change I jumped on the opportunity to come back home and help out the Ohio Machine.”
The Boston Cannons are 3-5 this season after defeating the New York Lizards last Friday 16-12. Four Cannons players had at least five points, including Matt Poskay who earned Player of the Game. The team also achieved their season high of 16 points. Paul Rabil contributed four goals and one assist while rookie Will Manny added a goal and four assists to the mix. The Cannons took charge the third quarter by scoring six goals and holding the Lizards to only three. The Lizards made a comeback in the fourth quarter to tie up the score, but the Cannons kept their momentum and ultimately defeated the Lizards. Goalie Jordan Burke totaled 16 saves and allowed one two- point goal.
The Machine will stay in Selby Stadium for another week to face the 2012 MLL Champions Chesapeake Bayhawks on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Selby Stadium for “$2 Beer Night.” Purchase your tickets here!