Cooper totals 4 Points in debut to lead Chesapeake past Ohio

Cooper totals 4 Points in debut to lead Chesapeake past Ohio
July 6, 2013, 11:15 pm
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In his professional debut, Kevin Cooper put on a show totaling four points on three goals and an assist to help the Chesapeake Bayhawks pull out a 13-12 victory over the Ohio Machine at Selby Stadium.

 The rookie attackman is a recent University of Maryland graduate scored goals in three for the four quarters.  Cooper netted his final goal during a 4-0 run that gave the Bayhawks a 13-10 lead with 7:21 remaining in the fourth quarter.

 “Kevin has been playing very well in practice and (offensive coordinator) John Lamon had been asking me to give him a shot. We felt this was a good game to get Kevin in there and see what he could do,” Chesapeake head coach Dave Cottle said. “Kevin scored a goal on his first shot, and for a young player that’s a real confidence boost. Kevin is very good in the big-little game and has outstanding vision. We were able to run Kevin out of the box then invert him so he was matched up against a short stick from behind the cage.”

 Chesapeake has now won two straights and holds sole possession of third place in Major League Lacrossee.

 “We just got done three in a row on the road and went 2-1, which isn’t bad. Now we are home for three of our final four games so hopefully we can finish strong,” Cottle said.