Hounds Upset Bayhawks; Cannons, Rattlers Win on the Road

Chesapeake seemed to take control by outscoring Charlotte 4-0 in the third period with Grant capping the run with a 2-point goal with just four seconds remaining to give the visitors a 9-6 advantage. Grant scored again unassisted on a strong inside move to open the fourth stanza and increase the lead to 10-6, but Boltus contributed a goal and assist as the home team answered with three straight goals to get within one.

It appeared Chesapeake would survive the inspired effort by Charlotte when Kimmel fired in a 2-pointer with 5:43 remaining. However, it was all Danowski from there on out as the former Duke All-American willed his team to victory with three goals in the final 2:49.

Back-to-back unassisted goals by Danowski got Charlotte within one at 12-11 with 1:25 to go. Chesapeake won the ensuing face-off, but lost possession without getting off a shot. That gave the host Hounds one last shot and a pushing penalty on Jeff Reynolds in transition proved costly.

Charlotte gained a man advantage with 32.3 seconds left and Danowski came through in the clutch, rocketing a 2-point shot from the top of the arc through the legs of Turner and into the back of the net to put the Hounds ahead 13-12. The Bayhawks won the ensuing face-off, but midfielder Kyle Dixon was stripped while attempting to maneuver for a game-tying goal and the Hounds (3-6) had their second straight win.

Face-off specialist Adam Rand had an outstanding game in defeat for the Bayhawks, capturing 19 of 26 draws. Rubeor along with attackmen Danny Glading and Drew Westervelt notched three points apiece for Chesapeake, which was playing the first of four straight games on the road. Rubeor has now scored at least one point in 24 consecutive games, the longest active streak on the Bayhawks and among the best in the MLL.

The Bayhawks return home on Saturday, August 4th to battle their long time rivals the Long Island Lizards.

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Midfielder Steven Boyle scored three goals and added two assists as the Rochester Rattlers earned their second win in two days with a 17-15 Major League Lacrosse victory over the Long Island Lizards at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday evening.

The win marked the Rattlers' second victory in a 24-hour span as Rochester edged Long Island by 13-8 on Friday night.

Led by a goal and an assist from midfielder Brian Langtry and attackman Tommy Palasek, the Lizards jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first quarter. But, the Rattlers closed to within 4-3 in the final minute of the first quarter on a pair of goals, including a two-point marker from midfielder Matt Striebel.

After Palasek extended the Lizards' lead to 5-3 just seven seconds into the second quarter, the Rattlers answered with three consecutive goals, including a goal with an assist from attackman Ned Crotty, to take a 6-5 advantage with 7:52 left in the first half.

With 7:01 remaining in the second quarter, attackman Max Seibald tied the game at 6-6 with an unassisted goal. However, the Rattlers put together five straight goals, including a pair of markers from midfielder Jordan MacIntosh, to take an 11-6 lead with 6:53 remaining in the third quarter.

Trailing by five points, the Lizards scored four of the next five goals, including a pair of two-point markers from midfielder Stephen Peyser, to narrow the margin to 13-12 with 40 seconds left in the third quarter.

The Rattlers upped their cushion to 16-12 by scoring three goals in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter before Long Island answered with a three-goal run of its own, cutting the deficit to 16-15 with 4:12 left.

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2012-07-08



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