BOSTON (May 6, 2017) – Myles Jones scored a game-high 10 points (6 G, 4 A) and the Chesapeake Bayhawks outscored the Cannons 10-4 in the second half to earn a 19-18 win at Harvard Stadium on Saturday night. The Bayhawks, who earned their first win of 2017, were trailing 14-9 at the half.
Attackman Garrett Thul had a huge game for the Bayhawks with six goals. Thul and Jones combined for 11 of the 19 goals for the team.
Attackmen for the Cannons, Davey Emala, Will Manny and Kylor Bellistri all had hat tricks in the first half. That offense did not carry over to the second half as the Bayhawks changed to Niko Amato in goal. The goalie change for the Bayhawks held the trio of Emala, Manny and Bellistri to just two goals in the second half.
Kyle Jackson, a Michigan product, had his first career MLL point and finished the game with two points.
Both teams came into the game with the worst defenses in the MLL.
The Bayhawks move to 1-1 on the young season while the Cannons fall to 1-2.
Next Saturday, the Cannons stay home and look to get back in the win column against the Rochester Rattlers. Faceoff is set for 7pm at Harvard Stadium.
QUOTES OF THE GAME
“We were way too worried on one guy but that’s a poor excuse. We have to play 6 on 6 defense. We can’t let one guy dictate how we mentally play with each other. Again another great learning lesson for the next week,” said Cannons defenseman James Fahey.
“We scored 18 goals I’m expecting to win that game. But if the defense is struggling it’s on the offense to score one or two more and we didn’t. We have to finish games especially if we start fast,” said Cannons attackman Will Manny.
PLAYERS OF NOTE
Will Manny finished with three goals
David Emala had four goals and one assist
Kylor Bellistri contributed five goals and two assists
Myles Jones put up a huge effort with 10 points
Garrett Thul scored 6 goals
· Kyle Jackson scored his first career MLL point
· Bayhawks faceoff man Charlie Raffa left the game early with an injury
· First game back home for former Cannons Head Coach John Tucker
· Bayhawks switched goalies at half. Niko Amato came in for Brian Phipps