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Bayhawks Host Rochester this Saturday

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:06 pm
by Sonny
Hopefully Brekan Kohlitz will be in uniform....


The Washington Bayhawks will take on their Eastern Conference rival Rochester Rattlers at George Mason Stadium, Saturday, June 7, at 7:00pm

The Washington Bayhawks will take on their Eastern Conference rival Rochester Rattlers at George Mason Stadium, Saturday, June 7, at 7:00pm. The Bayhawks enter the game ranked second in the Eastern Conference, to the Rochester Rattlers, with a record of 2-1 after dropping their opener to the Philadelphia Barrage and beating the Denver Outlaws and Chicago Machine the last two weeks. The Bayhawks look to overtake the Rattlers for the top spot in the East with a win this Saturday. The Bayhawks split last years two games against the Rattlers and lead the all-time series 14-6.

The Bayhawks are led by All-Star midfielder Kyle Dixon who’s 14 points through three games has him on pace to break his career best 41 points last year. Dixon is coming off of a seven point game against Chicago last weekend. The Bayhawks have used their strong attack led by Conor Gill, who has scored 13 points in the first three games, along with Buggs Combs and Matt Ward. The Bayhawks have used balanced scoring from their midfield to compliment their attack with Dixon, Brendan Healy, Derek Cherney, Bill McGlone, and Billy Glading each recording points in each of the first three games. The Bayhawks will use a good offensive showing and strong defense, led by Chris Garrity in goal, to defeat the Rattlers.

The Rochester Rattlers are currently ranked first in the Eastern Conference with an undefeated record of 3-0. The Rattlers are led by last years MLL MVP John Grant Jr. who has put up 22 points in the so far this season. The Rattlers have a used a high powered offense that includes Casey Powell, Joe Walters, and Jeff Zywicki. The Rattlers have outscored opponents 17-1 in the fourth quarter, including a 5-0 fourth against the Philadelphia Barrage last week.

The Game will be broadcast live on Comcast Sportsnet on Saturday, June 7, at 7:00pm, along with encore showings Sunday, June 8, at 1:00pm and Sunday, June 8, at 7:30pm.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:19 pm
by Chowdah Head
I checked out and he was listed on the active roster, I'm not sure if that means he'll definitely play but let's hope so

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:53 am
by BigheadTodd
Anyone know why Kyle Fiat is on the inactive roster?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:55 pm
by bste_lax

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:56 am
by John Paul
Brekan had his first practice Saturday morning and was not expected to dress yet. Possibly next week.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 10:30 am
by Sonny
bste_lax wrote:Doesn't look like he played. ... eid=674406

LINK: ... eid=674406

K. Frew took 26 faceoffs for Washington in the game (winning 11). S. Doughtery took the last 2 faceoffs for Washington and won zero of them.

The Bayhawks went 11 of 28 total on draws for this game. Maybe Brekan can actually help in that department?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:17 pm
by Sonny
Bayhawks gain Eastern Conference Lead in victory

Fairfax, VA- The Washington Bayhawks (3-1) returned home to George Mason University to take on eastern conference rivals, the Rochester Rattlers (3-1). Going into tonight's game, the Bayhawks will face the only undefeated team remaining in the Major League Lacrosse. Kyle Dixon was named the Bud Light MVP player of the game with his 6 point performance.

Coming out strong the Bayhawks Matt Ward found the net giving the Bayhawks a quick 1-0 lead for Washington. The Rattlers quickly answered back by Jeff Zywicki and John Grant netting back to back goals giving Rochester a 2-1 advantage. Kyle Dixon was nearly impossible to stop tonight as he totaled 6 points (5 goals and 1 assist). Dixon led the Bayhawks in the first quarter netting 2 of his 5 goals from the outside to bring the game to a 4-3 lead over the Rattlers. The Bayhawks and the Rattlers would end the first quarter tied at 4 apiece.

Dixon continued to lead the attack into the second quarter by scoring his third straight goal early on to give the Bayhawks a 5-4 lead. Rattlers Defensemen, Brodie Merrill and Pat Dutton, quickly shutdown the Bayhawks momentum by evaporating a two goal lead tying the game at 6 apiece. Chris Garrity continues to show off his ability to handle the one on one situation by keeping the game close with 16 saves at the half.

Entering the third quarter Billy Glading came out strong for the Bayhawks with an early goal to break to put the Bayhawks up by one. Casey Powell tallied a two goals and an assist to record his 201st career point which marks not only a team but a league record that was previously held by Bayhawks Mark Millon. Late in the third quarter severe weather had moved in the local Northern Virginia area causing the game to come to a halt with 2:39 left in the third quarter. The teams and fans waited patiently off the field but MLL officials decided to call the game due to inclement weather, officially giving the Bayhawks the win, 14-11.

The Washington Bayhawks will return home next Saturday June 14th to take on the Long Island Lizards (2-2). The Bayhawks had another great turn out at George Mason stadium and would like to give thanks to all their fans and sponsors for their support in attendance and look forward to seeing them next game.