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Byrne's record night lifts Bayhawks in season finale

August 4, 2017

GAME RECAP

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (August 3, 2017) – After sitting through a lightning delay that lasted just under two hours, the Bayhawks ended their season on a high note with a 23-19 win over the Outlaws on Thursday night in Annapolis. 

The win brought Chesapeake’s record to .500 for the season (7-7) and avenged Denver’s overtime win against them last Thursday. 

Despite the long delay, both offenses started the game firing, with the teams combining for 18 goals in the first half alone. 

The Bayhawks overpowered Denver by finishing the game with seven straight goals, including a go-ahead, two-point goal by Lyle Thompson off a hidden ball trick that gave Chesapeake a 21-19 lead with just over seven minutes left in regulation.  

PLAYERS OF NOTE

Josh Byrne (7 goals) passed Kieran McArdle (34 goals in 2014) for the most goals ever by a rookie in MLL. He finished the regular season with 39 goals and seven assists, and his 46 points are the second most by a rookie (McArdle, 49). 

Lyle Thompson had a season-high nine points with six goals, one two-pointer and two assists. 

Eric Law (3 goals, 4 assists) and Mike Bocklet (4 goals, 3 assists) combined for 14 points for the Outlaws. 

Rookies Max Adler (goal), Mike Hernandez (goal) and Mikie Schlosser (goal, assist) all scored the first goals of their MLL careers.