Rookie Goalie’s 21 Saves Lead Bayhawks to Victory Saturday
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Rookie goalie
Brian Phipps had a stellar performance on Saturday night by stopping 21 shots for the Bayhawks in front of a crowd of 8,410 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The win over Rochester halted a two-game losing streak and earned Phipps the nomination of Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) Defensive Player of the Week.
The game was the second straight that Phipps had established a career-high for saves. The former University of Maryland standout had 17 saves the previous Saturday against Boston and then 21 saves against Rochester over the weekend. Phipps was also named the Bud Light Most Valuable Player of the game for his incredible defensive efforts.
“Phipps was incredible on Saturday and his confidence in the cage has been unmatched this season” Kelly said. “His ability to stop Rochester’s shots kept us ahead in the game the entire time and his performance was outstanding.”
The Bayhawks have a league-high 10 players nominated to the MLL All-Star Game on Saturday, July 9
th in Boston, which will be aired live on ESPN2. Chesapeake will then travel to Hamilton on Saturday, July 16
th. The game will be live on ESPN3.com and a re-play will be aired on Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic on Sunday, July 17
th at noon.
2011 Home Schedule
May 14th vs. Rochester Rattlers W (14-10)
June 25th vs. Boston Cannons L (17-10)
July 2nd vs. Rochester Rattlers W (13-10)
July 23rd vs. Long Island Lizards 7:00 PM
July 30th vs. Hamilton Nationals 7:00 PM
August 13th vs. Denver Outlaws 7:00 PM
August 27th MLL Semifinals 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM
August 28th MLL Championship 3:00 PM
Bayhawks season tickets can be purchased online at
www.thebayhawks.comor over the phone by calling the box office 866-99-HAWKS (42957). Reserve your seat today and see the 2010 MLL Champions battle to defend their title at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this summer.