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NY Lizards Drop Second Regular Season Game to Chesapeake BayHawks, 18-13

July 19, 2020 - Major League Lacrosse (MLL) - New York Lizards News Release

Anapolis, MD - The New York Lizards MLL Lacrosse team lost their second game of the compressed 2020 season to the Chesapeake Bayhawks by a score of 18-13 in regular play here today. The Lizards' team record this season stands at 0-2. The Lizards will face the Denver Outlaws on Tue, July 21 @ 7 p.m. The game aired on ESPN networks.

The game-time temperature was around 100 degrees and it was over 120 degrees on the field. Lizards Captain Dylan Molloy opened the game with three straight goals and New York would extend their first quarter lead to 4-0 on a goal from Sean O'Brien. Rookie Andrew Pettit scored a pair of second quarter goals to give the Lizards (0-2) a 6-3 lead, but that's when the Bayhawks took over.

Chesapeake (2-0) outscored the Lizards 7-2 in the second quarter and they would go on an 8-0 run that stretched from the second quarter into the third. C.J. Costabile's two-point goal late in the second gave Chesapeake their first lead of the game at 8-6 and then Nate Solomon beat the buzzer just before the end of the first half and the Bayhawks led 9-6 at the break. Costabile would add another two-point goal in the third quarter while Andrew Kew tallied 8 goals in the game after he had scored six in Chesapeake's opening game.

For the Lizards, Connor O'Hara scored four goals, to go along with a hat trick in the opener, and now has seven goals on the season. O'Brien hit the back of the net twice while Nicky Galasso scored his third goal of the season. Rookie Decker Curran scored his first career MLL goal. The former University of Michigan star and Greenwich, Connecticut native is the step-son of former New York Rangers defensemen and current Rangers broadcaster Dave Maloney.

Reigning MLL Most Valuable Player Lyle Thompson led the Bayhawks with five points on three goals and two assists. Nate Solomon added two goals and two assists for four points while Nick Mariano netted a hat trick. Chesapeake goalie Brian Phipps faced 29 shots and made 16 saves. The Lizards outshot the Bayhawks 50-41 but Chesapeake had the shots on goal edge 32-29.

Austin Kaut started between the pipes for the Lizards and made seven saves. Brian Corrigan replaced Kaut in the third quarter and made seven saves. The Lizards won the ground ball battle 49-43 and also had the edge in the face-off department winning 20 out of 32 draws. The Bayhawks were three for four with the man advantage while the Lizards were one for two.

The Lizards next game will but Tuesday night when they take on the Denver Outlaws in Annapolis. The game begins at 7pm and can be seen live on ESPN+.

The remainder of the 2020 New York Lizards schedule is as follows

Tue, July 21 @ 7 p.m. on ESPN+: Denver Outlaws vs. New York Lizards

Wed, July 22 @ 4 p.m. on ESPN+: Connecticut Hammerheads vs. New York Lizards

Thu, July 23 @ 4 p.m. on ESPN+: New York Lizards vs. Philadelphia Barrage

Sat, July 25 @ 1 p.m. on ESPN+: Seed 4 at Seed 1

Sat, July 25 @ 4 p.m. on ESPN+: Seed 3 at Seed 2

Sun, July 26 @ 2 p.m. on ESPN2: Semi 2 Winner at Semi 1 Winner

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