DENVER, CO – The Chesapeake Bayhawks defeated the Denver Outlaws in the teams’ third meeting of the season on Saturday evening at the Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium.
With 73 points, Lyle Thompson is just 5 points shy of earning Rob Pannell’s MLL single-season record while playing for the Bayhawks. Thomspon’s goal point average while playing against Denver tallies 5.67 PPG, bringing him to break two Bayhawks franchise records en route to their 11-10 win against the Outlaws.
In the second quarter, Thompson responded to Denver’s attempt with a well-placed a shot over the head of Denver goalie Dillon Ward which resulted in a goal. This goal placed Thompson in a tie for the Bayhawks’ franchise single-season goal record and broke the franchise single-season point record. This point was Thompson’s 69th and put him past the previous holder, Mark Millon.
Coming out of the break, the Outlaws got the best of the Bayhawks. Denver was able to score five-straight goals in the third quarter to give themselves their first lead of the night at 9-8. The Bayhawks did not score for the entirety of the quarter.
Later, and with three minutes left in the game, Thompson collected a pass from Colin Heacock and turned to send a shot into the Denver net. This goal was Thompson’s 46th of the season and surpassed Mark Millon’s Bayhawks’ franchise single-season goal record (45).
Thompson found Steele Stanwick, who then scored a low goal, which completed his hat trick. This goal gave the Bayhawks the lead with just over a minute left to play and became the game-winning goal for the playoff bound Bayhawks.
The Bayhawks will meet Denver in regular season finale on September 20.