Bayhawks Subdue the Outlaws to Claim MLL Championship

Brooks was the catalyst early, scoring two goals and assisting on two others as Chesapeake took a 5-2 lead after one period. Glading had two goals as the Bayhawks used a 5-0 run to wipe out a 2-0 deficit.

Hunt opened the second period by blasting an overhand rocket into the net from 2-point range to increase Chesapeake's lead to 7-2. Attackman Brendan Mundorf got open inside for a goal that ended a 7 ½ minute Denver drought and snapped a 7-0 Chesapeake run.

“We got to 16 yesterday without Brooks, Glading or Hunt scoring goals. So we knew there were some scraps on the table for us today,” Cottle said. “When Ben went out and hit a couple twos, when Danny and Steven also stepped up, it was a big lift.”

Grant and Rubeor scored on great individual moves as the Bayhawks outscored the Cannons by two in the second period to take a 10-5 halftime lead. Grant and Rubeor both beat their defenders with lightning-quick inside rolls.

Hunt blasted in his second 2-pointer to spark a 4-0 run to open the second half as Chesapeake grabbed a nine-goal lead. Kimmel scored unassisted while Rubeor finished a fast break off a feed from Hostetler as the Bayhawks made it 14-5 with just 6:53 elapsed in the third quarter. Turner stopped the only four shots on goal as Denver was shut out during the period. The Outlaws only managed one goal in the fourth quarter in being held to the fewest goals in MLL championship game history.

“It's incredible to win the championship two out of three years. That is a great testament to everyone involved with our organization,” Chesapeake owner Brendan Kelly said. “This is what happens when you have quality people who commit to each other and commit to a goal. I'm really happy for Dave Cottle because he's one of the greatest coaches in lacrosse history. I'm thrilled that he got to taste a championship.”

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2012-08-26



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