The Chesapeake Bayhawks fell to the Ohio Machine 15-11 on Saturday niugh at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. The Bayhawks now move to 1-4 on the season while the Machine climb to 2-3.
The beginning of the first quarter saw Chesapeake control the game with goals from Drew Westervelt, Peet Poillon, and Kyle Dixon.
Ohio responded to Chesapeake’s lead with a four goal run by Tom Schreiber, Jake Bernhardt, Marcus Holman, and Peter Baum giving them a 5-4 lead by the end of the quarter.
The Bayhawks took the lead back to start the second with goals from Westervelt and Brendan Mundorf. Yet the advantage changed again when Holman and Baum scored for Ohio and put them up 7-6 at the half.
After halftime Chesapeake responded The Bayhawks took back control of the game in the second half with two goals from Mundorf and one from Matt Abbott. Ohio answered with a hat trick from Logan Schuss, two goals from Holman and a goal from Baum for a seven point run that carried over into the fourth quarter.
The Bayhawks attempted a comeback, generating some offense with tallies from Nicky Polanco and Ben Rubeor. But a tally by Ohio’s Kyle Harrison put a final nail in the Bayhawks coffin fixing the score at 15-11.
Next up the Machine hosts Boston Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio, while Chesapeake travels to Rochester Thursday June 5 at 7.30 p.m. to face the Rattlers.
-Marcus Holman was named Coca-Cola Player of the Game
-The four of the Machine’s goals came in man-up situations with Ohio ultimately going 4-7 on power plays.
-Kyle Dixon advanced his two-point goal career record to 52 goals.
-One of Holman’s goals came off the hidden ball trick, which the Ohio offense used twice successfully during the game.
-Ohio’s Eric O’Brien dominated at the X winning 16 of his 27 faceoffs.