CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Hounds added some experience to the defense, acquiring defender Matt McMahon from the Ohio Machine in exchange for defender Ben Randall.
McMahon has appeared in seven games this season, tallying one goal, 18 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. In 2017, the defender helped lead the the Machine to a league title and finished with 43 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers in 14 games played. In Playoffs, had five ground balls and three caused turnovers in two games.
Randall played in five games for the Hounds, totaling 11 caused turnovers and 16 ground balls. The defender, who Charlotte selected with the 14th pick in the 2018 MLL Collegiate Draft, was the centerpiece of a Ohio State defense that allowed just 8.6 goals per game – good for 14th fewest in the country. He was named first team All-Big Ten, his second all-conference honor in as many years, and a Tewaaraton Award Top 25 nominee. In 2018 he tied for the team lead with 15 caused turnovers and picked up 21 ground balls.
McMahon will be available to play for the Hounds this weekend against the Florida Launch. The matchup marks Charlotte's final home game of the season at Memorial Stadium. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.