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Rochester can be eliminated from the playoff picture with a Boston win AND a Long Island win AND a Rochester loss. Rochester would drop to 7 6, Long Island Mens Nike Vapormax Blue
Chesapeake plays Denver in the final week of the season a game that actually has meaning now that they have identical recordings and Chesapeake only won their previous contest against the Outlaws by two goals.
Isn it cute that they call them Seriously, how is Denver, at 9 3, a wildcard? Sort of makes no sense, but then again Nike Vapormax Flyknit Platinum
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Long Island can also clinch a playoff spot with a loss AND a Boston loss. The worst record Long Island can finish with would be 8 6 and the best record Boston can finish with would be 8 6. If Boston, Long Island and Rochester finish at 8 6 Rochester would be the No. 3 seed based on the three team tiebreaker and then Long Island would be the No. 4 seed, holding the head to head tiebreaker 2 0 over Boston.
Translation: Denver is in the driver seat. Their remaining games are against Rochester this week and Chesapeake next week. Winning both games would put the Outlaws into the pole position for Championship Weekend, as long as they beat the Bayhawks by three or more goals. In the previous meeting between Denver and Chesapeake Chesapeake won, 18 16, and the goal differential would once again play the role of decider. That is assuming that Chesapeake wins its game this week which is against Long Island. A tough match up for the Bayhawks coming off a letdown loss to the Cannons last Saturday.
Long Island is the current No. 3 seed due to best overall winning percentage of remaining teams.
it really is all about seeding right now. Somehow.
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Which we have known for some time. Goal differential is the tiebreaker of champions after head to head. You know Like soccer. Except when it played in the United States.
Long Island can clinch a playoff spot with a win. Long Island would move to 9 4 and the worst record they could finish with would be 9 5 and would advance in a 3 or 4 team tiebreaker.
Translation: Rochester is fighting for its life. They need Long Island to drop its remaining two games and hope for at least a 1 1 split between the Cannons and the Machine in their home at home series. Rochester is the one team that doesn fully control its destiny. If Long Island and Boston win out, Rochester is done no matter what because of the 15 3 stink bomb it dropped to open the season at Harvard stadium.
Translation: Long Island is rooting for Boston to lose, but not as hard as Boston is rooting for Long Island to lose. Long Island is basically in with a shout or in with a whimper depending on its win/loss record in the final two weeks. The Lizards want those two games against Rochester back so badly they can taste them; just a single win in that back to back series would have put Long Island firmly in command of the situation. As it stands now the Lizards can afford to lose this weekend but then they would need to put the Nationals into the ground in order to have any semblance of momentum rolling into the show at the end of August.
Translation: Boston has to win their last tow games to get into the playoffs. It is the only scenario that guarantees them a spot at their own stadium for championship weekend. Last year was a sweet and triumphant victory for the Cannons, but pulling off a back to back trophy lift at home? Well, it basically the opposite of perdition for Cannons players and fans alike.
Which counts for exactly nothing since there are two games left and a potential two win/two loss swing.
Denver can clinch with a win over Rochester OR a Boston loss. A win would move Denver to 10 3 and the best record Boston could have would be 9 5 at the end of the season. Rochester would drop to three (3) games behind Denver with one (1) week remaining.
Boston can clinch a playoff spot with a win AND a Long Island win AND a Rochester loss. A win moves Boston to 8 5, Long Island would move to 9 4 with a win and Rochester would fall to 7 6. Long Island would be two (2) games ahead of Rochester with one (1) week remaining and Boston holds the tiebreaker over Rochester (goal differential between the two (2) teams).
Sooo if Long Island drops their game this weekend against the Bayhawks they will make it to championship weekend. After all, they finish with Hamilton who is giving away wins like free samples of mini corndogs at Costco. Delicious.
Current League Standings Through the completion of Week 12
Chesapeake is the current No. 1 seed due to holding the tiebreaker over Denver 1 0 (head to head)
In the interest of better educating the public trust, certain documents have been procured that explain the current playoff situations in Major League Lacrosse with exact and succinct language. And then I thought, let have some fun while we learn. Everything in BOLD is directly from the official League playoff scenarios.
would go to 9 4 and Boston would go to 8 5. Long Island would be two (2) games up with one (1) week to play and Boston holds the tiebreaker over Rochester (goal differential between the two (2) teams).
Boston is the current No. 4 seed based on holding the tie breaker (goal differential) over Rochester.
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