The Charlotte Hounds served the Chesapeake Bayhawks their third overtime loss of the season at American Legion Memorial Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday night. Ryan Young scored 1:24 into overtime to secure the 16-15 victory for the Hounds.
The Hounds were led by Matt Danowski, who’s seven-point evening included two two-point goals.
Chesapeake opened up the scoring with a goal from Steven Brooks, but Mason Poli countered with two goals within a minute of the Bayhawks’ initial goal. Ben Hunt evened out the scoring with a cut to the crease. Peet Poillon notched another goal for the Hounds before Brooks returned the Bayhawks to even footing. Matt White earned a 4-3 Charlotte lead going into the second quarter.
Chesapeake broke out in the second quarter, scoring four goals in a row, including a two-pointer from Michael Kimmel to begin play. Hunt, Drew Westervelt and Matt Mackrides each notched a goal to push the Bayhawks’ lead to 8-4. Charlotte rookie midfielder Jake Tripucka put the Hounds on the board just over five minutes into the second quarter with his first professional goal. Kimmel responded by notching his second two-pointer of the night while on the run. Young scored the last goal of the half off of an assist from Poli to keep the Chesapeake lead to four, 10-6.
Danowski began the second half scoring with his first of three goals of the quarter 25 seconds into the third period. Chesapeake countered with goals from Westervelt and John Grant Jr. Danowski notched his first two-pointer of the night off of an assist from Steve Dircks, cutting the Chesapeake lead to 12-9. Westervelt completed his hat trick a minute later, but Mike Sawyer and Danowski’s second two-pointer combined to put Charlotte within one. The Bayhawks led 13-12 at the end of the third quarter.
In yet another quarter of back-and-forth scoring, Young scored in an unsettled situation before Grant Jr. notched his first of two in the quarter. Danowski scored his fourth goal of the game in a powerplay situation with just over ten minutes to go in the game, tying up the score at 14. Goals from Grant Jr. and Poillon forced the game into overtime.
Chesapeake had the first scoring chance of the overtime with shots from Grant Jr. and Dixon, but a big save by Ghitelman led to a Charlotte possession. Danowski took a shot that missed the net, but a quick ground ball and goal from Young ended the game with a Charlotte victory 1:24 into the overtime period.
Tim Fallon won the faceoff battle, winning 19-31 and picking up eight ground balls. Adam Rand took 28 faceoffs and won 12 over them. Turner had 20 saves in the Bayhawks’ loss, with 14 saves in the second half. Ghitelman made 15 saves in the game, including the save in overtime.
The Hounds will try for a winning record next Saturday at Denver in a game broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. Chesapeake will travel to Hamilton in the YouTube.com/MLL game at 7 p.m. next Saturday.
· Danowski’s seven-point game increases his season point total to 25
· Young, Westervelt and Dixon all have 24 points on the season
· Rubeor’s point streak will end at 36 games
· Dixon is still tied for the lead in the League for two-point goals with four, but Danowski, Poillon, and Kimmel are all tied for third place with three two-pointers
· Turner remains first in the League for GAA at 9.78
· Turner is second in the League for save percentage at .611