Attackman Danny Glading recorded a season-high five points to lift the Chesapeake Bayhawks to a narrow 16-15 victory over the Hamilton Nationals in front of 9,832 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
Midfielder Kyle Dixon totaled four points for Chesapeake, which survived a furious fourth quarter rally to improve its record to 6-1 and maintain sole possession of first place in the Major League Lacrosse standings. John Grant Jr.,Drew Westervelt and Steven Brooks contributed three points apiece for the Bayhawks, who have won four straight.
“We came out and played very unselfishly and grabbed a nice lead,” said Glading, who was named Bud Light MVP of the Game. “It got a bit nerve-wracking there at the end, but that is what happens when you play man-down for almost the entire quarter.”
Comments from Bruce
Ex Terrapin Dan Burns was stellar on the wing tonight for Hamilton. The Bayhawks gathered a 16-7 lead and then 2 stick penalties and a general malaise slipped in. Before you knew it , Joe Walters was winding up for a last second shot to tie the game but failed to dent the nets. Adam Rand continues to annihilate the opposition at the X position. The defense held this potent Hamilon attack to 7 goals through 3 periods.Next up fror the Bayhawks is the Face of the MLL–Paul Rabil and the Champion Boston Cannon.