August 26, 2013 |
Charlotte Hounds rookie attack Mike Sawyer just wanted to show the sport his team could do it. When he scored his fourth goal with 5 minutes, 44 seconds left to give the Hounds a 15-12 lead, he sprinted behind the net with his arms raised before he clenched his fists in an emotional release, ending a furious Denver Outlaws push and eventually sending underdog Charlotte to the Major League Lacrosse final with a 17-14 win. "Everyone loves being...
August 27, 2007 |
Roy Colsey was sitting with longtime Barrage teammate Matt Striebel on the bus ride to Paetec Park from the team hotel yesterday morning when his cell phone rang. "We're sitting there, and Roy's father calls him and he asks him how he feels, and Roy says, '34,' " the 28-year-old Striebel recalled with a laugh. "It's tough playing these back-to-back games. You get up in the morning, and the last thing you want to do is play lacrosse. . . . But you get here, and to not give it the last full measure wouldn't have been worth it. " So with seven minutes left and the score tied at 12 in the Major League Lacrosse championship game against Los Angeles, Colsey pushed his tired, 34-year-old legs one last time.
May 30, 2005 |
The Barrage dropped their season opener to the Boston Cannons, 13-12, in front of a crowd of nearly 4,500 at Villanova Stadium last night. The game was a rematch of last season's Major League Lacrosse championship, won by the Barrage. The Barrage carried a 10-9 lead into the fourth quarter, but the Cannons outscored them, 4-2, in the final period. The Cannons tied the score on a goal by Mark Millon, his fourth of the game, assisted by Conor Gill, last season's MLL most valuable player, and went ahead for good on a goal by Chris Fiore.
August 23, 2008 |
The Barrage will have the Major League Lacrosse coach of the year on their sideline today when they take on the Rochester Rattlers in a league semifinal at Harvard Stadium in Allston, Mass. Tony Resch was selected for the coaching honor Thursday in voting by the general managers and head coaches of the 10 MLL teams. Resch also was voted coach of the year in 2006, when he guided the Barrage to the league championship. Barrage defenseman Kyle Sweeney, a 1999 graduate of Springfield (Delco)
December 2, 2004 |
The only Philadelphia professional team reigning as the champion of its sport acquired a stronger Philly flavor yesterday. The Barrage, of Major League Lacrosse, introduced a new operator, general manager and coach yesterday, all with strong ties to the Philadelphia area. Tony Resch, who guided the indoor lacrosse Wings to four National Lacrosse League championships, will take over as coach of the Barrage, who play their games outdoors at Villanova Stadium. Resch replaces Sal LoCascio, who retired for personal reasons after leading the Barrage to their first MLL title.
May 22, 2004 |
A Barrage will be unleashed on Villanova Stadium tonight, but no one will have to take cover: The only projectiles fired will be lacrosse balls. The Philadelphia Barrage, the area's newest pro sports team, will debut at the Main Line stadium at 7 p.m. against the New Jersey Pride. The Barrage, who moved here from Bridgeport, Conn., in the off-season, will play a 12-game Major League Lacrosse schedule - six home games and six road games. And while the Barrage will be trying to win games, they will be trying just as hard to win the hearts of area fans.
May 20, 2006 |
Borrowing a preseason tactic often employed by a folksy football coach, general manager Keith Mecca tried to downplay the expectations of the Barrage, Philadelphia's professional outdoor lacrosse team, the one that's just two years removed from a league championship. And now? "I guess from a Lou Holtz side of things, I'd have to say to the other GMs in the league that we stink," Mecca said. "But I guess professionally, you have to be positive. " So Mecca acknowledged he's excited about this Major League Lacrosse season, which kicks off tonight at 7 in a special Franklin Field premiere against the Rochester Rattlers.
June 27, 2004 |
The Barrage defeated the Rochester Rattlers, 19-15, last night in a Major League Lacrosse game at Villanova Stadium. Keith Cromwell earned the game's MVP award by scoring eight points on six goals and two assists, and goalie Greg Cattrano registered 11 saves and became the first goalie in MLL history to score a goal. The Barrage had six players record points in the first quarter as they led, 7-5. The Rattlers led, 10-8, at halftime, but Cattrano scored a rare goal in the fourth quarter to tie the score, 15-15.
June 13, 2004 |
The Barrage won their first Major League Lacrosse game this season by defeating the New Jersey Pride yesterday, 15-12, in Montclair, N.J. Barrage goalie Greg Cattrano, the player of the game, allowed Jesse Hubbard to record his MLL-record 34th career hat trick. But Cattrano ended with 23 saves. After winning the game's first face-off, the Barrage's Doug Shanahan scored the first goal only eight seconds into the contest, helping his team race to an 8-2 lead in the opening period.
February 9, 2011 |
It would be difficult to find anybody as immersed in the sport of lacrosse as Tom Slate. A 1992 graduate of Springfield, Delaware County, Slate has been a successful player on the high school, college, and professional levels. He is a businessman whose company revolves around the sport. In addition, Slate is the defensive coordinator for the Wings of the indoor National Lacrosse League. Last month, he added another title: head coach of the Denver Outlaws, one of the six teams that make up the outdoor Major League Lacrosse league.