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Florida Launch Ready for Ohio Machine, MLL Draft

May 26, 2017 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - Florida Launch News Release

After an overtime win in Rochester last weekend, the Florida Launch (2-2) hope to continue their successes this Sat., May 27 when they take on the Ohio Machine (2-2) at Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. The game will air live on Lax Sports Network.

This weekend's matchup marks the long awaited return of two-time MLL All-Star Kieran McArdle to the lineup. An integral player last season (56 points), McArdle gives the Launch a new edge moving into their matchup against the Machine.

"I just think Kieran creates matchups," said coach Tom Mariano to Lax Sports Network. "He's tough. He's a competitor."

This Sunday, the Launch look to continue strengthening the roster with the 2017 Collegiate Draft. With four top ten picks, including the first overall selection, Florida expects to be a big player in the draft. For live game score updates versus Ohio and draft coverage this weekend, follow the Launch on Twitter (@Florida_Launch).

"I think we look at this draft as the ability to add some juice a little bit, some young legs, some life, some energy, and a little extra pop," said Mariano. "We like our team now. We like what we're doing. The draft can give us some depth and some versatility that we have a little bit, but we don't have enough right now."

The Launch return to FAU Stadium on June 10 to take on the New York Lizards at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 561-923-9067 or visit today.

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