According to a press release from Major League Lacrosse on Monday, the Ohio Machine has clinched a spot in the 2015 Major League Lacrosse Playoffs. It marks the second time in club history and second consecutive season the Machine has earned a postseason berth.
“Clinching the playoffs is great for our organization and our fans,” head coach Bear Davis said. “Our goal is to win a championship and clinching a spot in the playoffs is the first step towards that goal. We need to finish out the regular season with two strong performances in our final two home games.”
This past weekend, the Machine traveled to Boston and earned a 19-12 victory over the Cannons. The Machine’s victory, coupled with Rochester’s victory over Chesapeake on Sunday, clinched a playoff appearance for Ohio. The New York Lizards clinched the top overall seed in the 2015 MLL Playoffs this weekend with their victory over Denver.
The top four teams at the end of the 2015 MLL Regular Season advance to the playoffs. The top two seeds will host semifinal matchups at their home stadiums on Saturday, August 1. The 2015 MLL Championship Game will be on Saturday, August 8 in Atlanta, GA at Kennesaw State University.
The Machine returns to Selby Stadium for two home games to close out the regular season. On Saturday, July 18 the top seeded New York Lizards come to town. Game time is set for 7 p.m.