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Led by Danowski, Bayhawks rout Cannons, 15-8, for sixth straight win

Led by Danowski, Bayhawks rout Cannons, 15-8, for sixth straight win

Ahead of his team’s Major League Lacrosse game Monday against the Boston Cannons, Chesapeake Bayhawks coach Dave Cottle called it one of the team’s most important of the past four years.

Not since 2013, during Cottle’s first run as Bayhawks coach, has the team made the playoffs. That was its third championship in four years that season, but the era of good feelings ended soon after. Chesapeake hasn’t finished higher than sixth in the league since.

With the Bayhawks’ 15-8 rout Monday night at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, it seems all but inevitable that will change. Chesapeake improved to 7-2, tying its win total from last season and moving closer to a playoff berth with...

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