By Ashley Kirby | 7/3/14 10:00 AM
Chesapeake Bayhawks at Ohio Machine
Friday, July 4 – 4:00 p.m. (ET) – Selby Stadium
Watch: CBS Sports Network
This week’s game is crucial for both teams. The Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-6) are looking to stay on the track they are on, while the Ohio Machine (3-6) are hoping to get back on track.
Last Time Out:
Chesapeake: The Chesapeake Bayhawks had an uplifting win on the road against the Florida Launch. The Bayhawks defeated the Launch, 18-11.
Ohio: The Ohio Machine lost to the New York Lizards 19-13 last Saturday night at Shuart Stadium. Even though the Machine came out firing they were unable to secure a win.
4th of July Celebration: It’s America’s birthday and the Machine have planned exciting festivities for the whole family to enjoy at Selby Stadium! Before the Machine and the Bayhawks faceoff at 4 p.m. there will be numerous activities starting at 2 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the Central Ohio Symphony will preform its 19th Annual July 4th Concert on Ohio Wesleyan’s campus, just across the street from Selby Stadium. After the concert there will be a spectacular firework show, which can be seen from inside the stadium. Don’t miss out on the celebration and $1.00 hotdogs!
23-Man Team USA Roster: Five Chesapeake Bayhawks and two Ohio Machine have made the 23-Man Team Roster for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Champions in Denver, Colorado from July 10th-19th. Representing the Bayhawks on Team USA are attackman Brendan Mundorf, midfielders Matt Abbott and Dan Burns, and defensemen Michael Evans and Jesse Bernhardt. While representing the Machine are attackman Marcus Holman and midfielder Marcus Holman.
Stepping Up: Chesapeake goalie Kip Turner suffered a broken thumb in last week’s game against the Florida Launch. Kyle Florito had to step-up quickly in the cage to keep the Bayhawks in the game. Florito had a total of 14 saves and helped the Bayhawks defeat the Launch, not bad for his first career start.
Players to Watch:
Chesapeake: A handful of Bayhawks tallied points in their win against the Florida Launch last week. Joe Walters had an outstanding game with 8 points, 4 goals and 4 assists. Walters was awarded Warrior Offensive Player of the Week due to his offensive contributions. Midfielder Matt Mackrides had 2 goals and 3 assists for the Bayhawks. Attackman Drew Westervelt totaled 3 goals and an assist.
Ohio: Machine players: Peter Baum, Kyle Harrison, and Marcus Holman each contributed points in their loss against the Lizards. Baum finished with 5 goals on the night, Harrison had 3, and Holman tallied 2. Rookie midfielder Tom Schreiber led the Machine in assists with 2. Faceoff specialist Robert Dattilo was on fire against the Lizards. Dattilo tied the game at 13 for Ohio and had six ground balls on the night.
Chesapeake: Attackman Brendan Mundorf is leading the Chesapeake Bayhawks in points (23), goals (17) goals, and assists (6).
Ohio: Midfielder Peter Baum leads the Machine in points with 30. He continues to lead the Machine in goals with 30. Right behind him is Marcus Holman who is ranked 8th on the MLL Scoring Leaders with points (29), goals (19), and assists (8). Holman also leads the Machine in groundballs with 20.
2013 Season Series:
The Chesapeake Bayhawks beat the Ohio Machine in both 2013 match-ups, 14-5 and 13-12, to sweep the series.
· Both Chesapeake and Ohio have a record of 3-6.
· The Machine has only secured one win at home this season so far. Ohio beat the Rochester Rattlers 18-13 at Selby Stadium on Saturday, June 14, 2014.
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