Chesapeake (2-1) looked to start the season 3-0, but visiting Ohio (1-2) had other plans as they were in search for their first victory of the season. The visitors played with an intensity that Chesapeake failed to match early on, which played a large role into Ohio pulling out the 12-9 victory in front of a crowd of 4,739 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
Ohio jumped out to a 4-1 lead and never looked back. Chesapeake was a beat or two off on the defensive end and paid for it, Ohio's midfielders ran caused most of the trouble. Their midfield is full of former first round picks and they played up to the billing. Tom Schreiber was the one of the main culprits as he paced Ohio with a hat trick heading into the half, giving the visitors an 8-5 lead.
Despite falling behind early, the Bayhawks didn't hang their heads as they fought to get back into the game. The closest they would get was the first half when they cut the lead to 4-3, Chesapeake would cut it to 11-9 late in the game. They just couldn't get over the hump, it wasn't for a lack of effort as second year player Jack Rice recorded his first career hat trick. All three of his goals were needed in the Bayhawks attempt to rally, but Ohio wouldn't budge as they held the home side scoreless in the fourth and final period. Ohio midfielder Peter Baum delivered the dagger, as his third goal of the evening put Ohio up 12-9.