The Ohio Machine took on the Chesapeake Bayhawks, and earned a 15-11 win from the defending champs on the road in front of lively crowd on Saturday night. (Pointstreak says it was 14-10. Weird.) Chesapeake is now 1-4 on the year, and needs to find a way to get back to their winning ways. Ohio entered the game at 1-3 (like the Bayhawks) but moved to 2-3 with the big road W.
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Chesapeake came out hot, going up 3-0, but Ohio fought back, and outscored the Bayhawks 5-1 to take a 5-4 lead at the end of one quarter of play. The scoring slowed down a bit as the game wore on, but Ohio remained strong, and took a 7-6 lead into the half.
(For more great MLL photos, check out our Boston Vs New York gallery and recap!)
Chesapeake took their last lead of the game early on in the third quarter, after Matt Abbott and Brendan Mundorf both found the net. The 8-7 lead was short-lived, as Ohio went on a 7 point run over 13 minutes of third and fourth quarter play to go up by 5 goals. Chesapeake scored two to trim the lead to three, but Kyle Harrison put one in with less than a minute left to kill off any remaining hopes for a comeback.
The Machine got a big night from Marcus Holman, who notched four goals and an assist for 5 points. Logan Schuss had three goals and a helper, and Peter Baum had three goals. Each of those guys took 5 shots. 10 goals on 15 shots between three guys? I’ll take it! Harrison had two goals on 4 shots, and Steele Stanwick had a hat trick of assists. Brian Phipps was solid in net making 8 saves for Ohio.
Brendan Mundorf led all goal scorers for the Bayhawks with 3 goals and 2 helpers, and Drew Westervelt had four points on 2 goals and 2 assists. Nicky Polanco scored a goal for Chesapeake, and Kyle Dixon notched the lone Chesapeake 2-pointer of the game, but it wasn’t enough as no other Bayhawk had more than 1 point. Kip Turner was good in net, making 10 saves on 24 shots.
Chesapeake was 1-5 on the man up, while Ohio went 4-7. Schuss had two man-up goals, and Holman notched his 2-pointer on an extra man chance.