The Chesapeake Bayhawks take on the New York Lizards for the second time this season. The two teams will face off at ICAHN Stadium in Randalls Island Park New York, NY on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 at 7:00 PM EST
The Bayhawks beat the Lizards on May 4th, 2013 by a final score of 9-3 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Coming off of consecutive overtime losses, Chesapeake enters this matchup looking to regain momentum, while New York seeks to avenge their loss to the Bayhawks earlier in the season.
Ben Rubeor is looking to continue his consecutive point streak on the Bayhawks tallying at least a goal or an assist in 34 straight games he has played, dating back to 2010. The attackman has scored 56 goals and 18 assists, 7 of which were against the New York Lizards in their last matchup.
The Bayhawks have made 6 championship game appearances, taking a total of 4 championship titles. Of those 6 appearances, 5 were against the Lizards and the Bayhawks came out victorious 3 times, with the Lizards sliding to victory twice.
The history between these two teams ranges from multiple championship face offs to the trading of players amongst the two. The Bayhawks acquired Polanco and Spallina in the past year and just recently the Bayhawks picked up all time scoring leader in the MLL Tim Goettelmann.
This is a vital game for the Bayhawks and the Lizards as they are both coming off of home losses in Week 5. A win for the Bayhawks could be the spark they need to head into the rest of the season and Championship Weekend strong.