The Bayhawks welcomed the Hounds with open arms before sending them packing early. The Bayhawks cruised to a 15-7 win behind a big first quarter that saw them open up a 7-1 lead, behind a Drew Westervelt hat trick. For the first 5 minutes of the second it looked as if Charlotte was going to make another dramatic comeback as they did the week before against Hamilton but it wasn’t so as the Hounds went 7 minutes in the middle of the quarter without a goal and The Bayhawks capitalized with a 4 goal quarter. The second half was a lot slower paced as the Hounds only managed 3 goals and the the Bayhawks 4.
The theme for this game sure wasn’t assists as only 7 of the combine 22 goals were assisted. This stat tells more of the story then one would think, The Bayhawks won their individual matchups enough to score 13 unassisted goals. A staggering statistic in an MLL game. Still the outcome had been determined by half time and the talented Bayhawks had succured first place in the league.
Matt Danowski still missing the shooters touch lead the Hounds with 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists. While Drew Westervelt had 4 goals and 1 assist to lead all scorers for the Bayhawks. Penn State rookie Matt Mackridges contributed 2 goals for the Bayhawks as well. The biggest surprise of the game was the outstanding play of TC Dibartolo who made 10 saves and only allowed 5 goals. Still it was the Westervelt show as he walked away with the Bud Light MVP.