Despite being located near one of the meccas of the sport, close to Baltimore, the professional game hasn’t caught on strongly even though the Chesapeake Bayhawks are one of the league’s flagship franchises having won an unprecedented five championships. But Kelly said he has seen a turning point.
Anthony Kelly scored three goals, including a 2-pointer, and won 19 of 35 faceoffs, but the Chesapeake Bayhawks were beaten by the host Rochester Rattlers, 18-14, in Major League Lacrosse on Saturday night.
Major League Lacrosse: Ohio Machine attackman Marcus Holman (Gilman) had a game-high six goals and nine points, while Denver Outlaws goalie Jesse Schwartzman (Johns Hopkins, Pikesville) made a game-high 46 saves
Greg Gurenlian won 28 of 32 faceoffs and sattackman Rob Pannell had four goals and two assists, helping the host New York Lizards edge the Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-14, on Saturday night in Major League Lacrosse
Each team was looking to get back on track by ending a losing streak, and the Ohio Machine emerged as the team to do so, defeating Chesapeake Bayhawks, 15-11, to improve to 2-3 and pick up its first win since the season opener April 26.
As the keynote speaker of The Baltimore Sun High School Athletes of the Year luncheon Wednesday, lacrosse star Paul Rabil shared with the male and female athletes in attendance the three words he lives by — passion, relentless, regretless.
Through three games this season, the Chesapeake Bayhawks are tied for last in Major League Lacrosse in goals scored with 27, rank second-to-last in goals allowed with 37 and enter Saturday's matchup with the Florida Launch at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium hoping to scrape themselves off the bottom of the league standings.
On the Chesapeake Bayhawks' second possession in overtime, midfielder Stephen Peyser dodged down the middle of the New York Lizards defense and hit the back of the net to give the Bayhawks their first win of the season, 12-11.
Mallory Pappas has been a three-sport athlete at Glenelg County School since her freshman year. Having been a part of the field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams, her groups have faced many ups and downs.
Faceoffs are a source of wonderful tension in a tight game — they can be the catalyst for momentum swings. I would never want to see faceoffs eradicated. But the current system doesn't work, and I'd like to see a simple rule change: A faceoff man cannot leave the field until there is a shot on goal or change of possession.