January 14, 2013 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Ohio Machine
COLUMBUS, Ohio (January 14, 2013) - The Ohio Machine (Machine), Ohio's Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, announced today the release of its 2013 season schedule with its season and home opener being hosted at Selby Stadium on Saturday, May 4, against the Denver Outlaws. The 2012 MLL Championship runners up Outlaws are led by 2012 MLL MVP Brendan Mundorf and 2012 MLL Defensive Player of the Year Lee Zink.
After opening up its 2013 season at home, the Machine will take on the reigning MLL Champions Chesapeake Bayhawks in Baltimore on May 11 before heading back to Ohio for a two-game homestand. At Selby Stadium, the Machine will take on the 2012 MLL Rookie of the Year Matt Gibson and the New York Lizards on May 18. Five days later on Thursday, May 23, the Machine will finish out the homestand against the Hamilton Nationals in its first and only weekday home game.
The Machine plays at Rochester (June 2) and Charlotte (June 8) before heading back home to take on Rochester for the second time in the 2013 season, while also looking for a 2012 home opener repeat win, on Saturday, June 15.
The Machine will host the 2011 MLL Champions Boston Cannons (June 29), as well as the Bayhawks (July 6), in its second two-game homestand of the season.
The Machine plays its last home game against fellow expansion team the Charlotte Hounds on Saturday, July 27, followed by two road games against Boston (August 3) and New York (August 10) to close out its 2013 season.
Heading into the 2013 season, the Machine has rounded out its roster at 40 with 12 new additions, including Colgate midfielder Jeff Ledwick and multiple University of Massachusetts Minutemen from the 2012 undefeated team - attackman Art Kell, goalie Tim McCormack and face-off specialist Anthony Toresco. The Machine also drafted several collegiate players during the 2013 MLL Collegiate Draft this past Friday including 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy winner and Colgate attackman Peter Baum and three The Ohio State University players - Logan Schuss, Dominique Alexander and Kevin Mack.
Season tickets for the 2013 season are now available to purchase including General Admission at $80, Sideline Reserved at $100, Sideline Premier at $150 and Club Level Seatbacks at $175. Fans can visit theohiomachine.com or call (614) 754-1973 to purchase season tickets.
DATE AWAY HOME TIME (E.T.)*
Saturday, May 4 Denver Outlaws Ohio Machine 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 11 Ohio Machine Chesapeake Bayhawks 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 New York Lizards Ohio Machine 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 23 Hamilton Nationals Ohio Machine 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 Ohio Machine Rochester Rattlers 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 8 Ohio Machine Charlotte Hounds 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 Rochester Rattlers Ohio Machine 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 Ohio Machine Denver Outlaws 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 29 Boston Cannons Ohio Machine 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 6 Chesapeake Bayhawks Ohio Machine 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 Ohio Machine Hamilton Nationals 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 Charlotte Hounds Ohio Machine 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 3 Ohio Machine Boston Cannons 4 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 Ohio Machine New York Lizards 7 p.m.
*Times to change closer to season.