After going on the road in the season opening win against Long Island, the Chesapeake Bayhawks will make their home debut against the Ohio Machine on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Midfielder and Bud Light MVP Ben Hunt will lead the Bayhawks against the expansion Machine. Chesapeake coach Dave Cottle said he does not know how the Machine will play as a team even though he is familiar with some Machine players. Regardless, at this early stage of the season, Cottle is focused on building the Bayhawks identity.
Right now, our complete focus is on trying to improve ourselves. We need to get better from week to week if we want to be a factor in this league, Cottle said.
In the win over Long Island, rookie goalie T.C. DiBartolo made 15 saves while Hunt totaled five points.