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scored three goals, including a two-point tally, as the Chesapeake Bayhawks (1-0) held off the Long Island Lizards (0-1) to earn a 13-11 Major League Lacrosse victory in the season opener for both teams at Shuart Stadium on Saturday evening.
Led by two goals from attackman
, the Lizards jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening eight minutes of the first quarter. But, the Bayhawks answered by scoring seven consecutive goals, including a pair of two-point markers, to take a commanding 9-3 lead with 11:12 remaining in the third quarter. Hunt scored two of his three goals during the run.
With 8:16 left in the third quarter, the Lizards ended the drought on a goal from midfielder
before Hunt tallied his third goal of the game off a feed from
with 5:19 left in the period.
Trailing by a 10-4 margin, the Lizards trimmed the margin to 11-8 by scoring four of the next five points, including a two-point goal from
After a Langtry goal trimmed the Long Island deficit to 11-9 with 11:34 remaining, the Bayhawks used a pair of goals from midfielders
to regain a four-point edge with 5:04 left in the fourth quarter.
Despite goals from
, the Lizards were unable to get any closer.
Hunt was named as the Bud Light Game MVP after scoring a game-high three goals while Brooks and Kimmel each added a pair of markers. Goalkeeper
made 15 saves for the Bayhawks, who outshot Long Island by a 36-35 margin.
Langtry scored a game-high four goals with an assist in a losing effort for the Lizards while Catalino contributed two goals.