By MLL Statistics and Information | 7/14/12 11:15 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Attackman Danny Glading scored two goals and added two assists as the Major League Lacrosse-leading Chesapeake Bayhawks overcame a slow start to earn a 13-7 victory over the Rochester Rattlers at Sahlen's Stadium on Saturday evening.
The win allowed the Bayhawks to improve to 8-2 this season while avenging a loss to the Rattlers from earlier this season.
After attackman John Grant, Jr. scored in the first quarter, the Bayhawks upped their advantage to 3-0 with back-to-back goals from Glading and defenseman Dan Hostetler. Midfielder Brad Ross trimmed the margin to 3-1 with an unassisted goal with 9:05 remaining before the Bayhawks added two more goals for a 5-1 advantage with 5:54 left in the first half.
But, Rochester narrowed the gap to 5-3 with a pair of goals from midfielder Steven Boyle and attackman Kevin Leveille before midfielder Matt Abbott gave Chesapeake a 6-3 lead at the intermission with a goal off a feed from midfielder Michael Kimmel with 19 seconds remaining in the first half.
After the teams traded goals to begin the third quarter, the Bayhawks increased their cushion to 9-4 with goals from Kimmel and attackman Drew Westervelt. With 4:21 remaining in the stanza, Leveille tallied his second goal of the game off a feed from attackman Ned Crotty.
The teams exchanged goals to open the fourth quarter before midfielder Roy Lang scored an unassisted goal with 8:13 left in regulation. However, the Bayhawks put the game out of reach with a pair of goals, including a two-point marker from midfielder Kyle Dixon. Dixon now has 11 two-point goals this season, tying the MLL single-season record.
Glading, who was named as the Bud Light MLL Player of the Game, led Chesapeake with his four-point effort while Kimmel added a goal with four assists. Midfielder Adam Rand won 15 of 22 face-offs with seven ground balls to help in the victory.
Leveille led Rochester with a game-high three goals while Crotty added a goal with an assist.
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