LaxDirt's Major League Lacrosse pick for game of the week in week 14.
This week’s laxdirt game of the week has major playoff implication as the loser will have to face Denver in the first round of the playoffs. The Charlotte Hounds head north to Chesapeake to face the Bayhawks. While both teams have locked up a playoff spot neither wants to go into the post season with a loss especially to another playoff team. Having the 3rd seed up for grabs just makes it all the more interesting as to who will win. Neither of these teams is going to lay down and take it easy because they “don’t need to win”
Charlotte comes in on a hot streak and are riding high, but Coach Cottle has said “he doesn’t care about Charlotte's winning streak”. He is bringing his squad in to win and to set himself up for a championship game showdown with Denver. A team his Bayhawks beat for that same championship last year. Charlotte on the other hand wants to win to get a chance to play Hamilton in round 1, a team they beat to secure the franchise’s first every playoff spot. They are hot right now and want to stay that way as that momentum could help them hoist the trophy.
James Boger breaks down the game in detail right here:
Tune in on ESPN3 as these two teams battle for playoff positioning Saturday night in the must watch game of the weekend.