Bridgeport Barrage vs. Baltimore Bayhawks
June 12, 2003
The Game Story:
(Bridgeport, CT - June 12, 2003) ^ The Bridgeport Barrage, Connecticut^s only Major League Lacrosse team, were defeated by the Baltimore Bayhawks, 21-14 , on Thursday night at Harbor Yard in front of 2,987 fans.

To start the game, veteran player/coach Gary Gait would put the Bayhawks on the board with two goals of his own. The first quarter would be nearly all Baltimore as four different Bayhawks would score to put them ahead, 6-2.

The second quarter would start off a lot differently than the first, as the Barrage would score two of the first three goals to decrease the Baltimore lead to three. The Barrage would pull within two with goals from the MLL Rookie Chris Rotelli, Roy Colsey, B.J. Prager, and Dan Denihan. Halftime would see the Barrage down by three with a score, 9-6.

Baltimore attackman Mark Millon would make a bit of MLL history as he became the second player in the league to reach the 100 goal category, coming second to New Jersey^s Jesse Hubbard. Tom Marachek would lead all Bayhawks with seven points on the night with 4g, 3a.

Defensively for the Barrage, goalie Justin Cynar would have eighteen saves, on 43 shots. The Barrage seemed to let frustration get the best of them in the fourth quarter when the Bayhawks were able to score two man up goals. The closing two minutes of the game would see the Barrage score four minutes in a last chance effort to close the gap, the effort would prove to be too little too late as the Bayhawks would win 21-14.

The top performance of the night for the Barrage came from B.J. Prager who scored his first hat-trick of the season to lead all Bridgeport scorers. The Bayhawks would have three players tally hat-tricks in the winning effort, Mark Millon (5g), Gary Gait (4g, 1a), and Tom Marachek (4g, 3a).

The Barrage next travel to face the New Jersey Pride (1-1) this Saturday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m.