Mariners to Host NAC Quarterfinals
#5 Johnson State (4-8, 3-5) at #4 Maine Maritime (5-8, 5-3)
Saturday, April 28, 2012 | Ritchie Field | Castine, Maine | 1:00 p.m.
Series History: Maine Maritime is 10-1 against Johnson State, and 6-1 since the Badgers joined the NAC in 2005. The Mariners have won each of the last four meetings, including this year's regular season matchup.
The Last Meeting: Brian Corain scored five goals and assisted on another as Maine Maritime rolled to a 16-4 win over Johnson State in North Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse Friday evening. The Mariners Andrew DiSalvo tallied his 200th career point during the victory over the Badgers.
Johnson's Last Game: Johnson State College wrapped up their regular-season schedule on Sunday falling short in the non-conference contest with visiting SUNY Canton 15-10. The Kangaroos raced out to a 7-1 lead after one period and kept the Badgers at bay for the remainder.
Maine Maritime's Last Game: Alex Hermes scored four goals to lead Maine Maritime to a 15-5 win over Maine-Farmington in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) lacrosse Wednesday afternoon. He scored two goals in both the first an third quarter, and set the tone for the day with a goal 65 seconds into regulation. Hermes won 10 faceoffs and gathered 11 ground balls in the victory as well.
Five Things You Should Know…
5. With 44 goals and three assists, Alex Petti leads the Badgers in points at 47. Petti scored a pair and gathered two ground balls in the first meeting.
4. Maine Maritime was credited with 70 ground balls in Wednesday's win at Farmington. That number tied for the most in the program's history, but is only the second highest ground ball total this season. Maine Maritime was credited with a program-record 76 ground balls at Thomas.
3. Maine Maritime has only played one other lacrosse game on April 28 since attaining varsity status in 1994. April 28 was the date of last year's 22-3 NAC first round victory over Lyndon State.
2. Maine Maritime has appeared in each of the last four NAC tournaments, owning a record of 4-4 in that span.
1. There were points-a-plenty in Farmington on Wednesday. In addition to the four goals from Hermes, Maine Maritime saw Andrew DiSalvo tally a hat trick and three assists to take sole possession of the top spot on the career-points leaderboard at Maine Maritime. He entered the day with 215 points, tied with Christopher Keiley. Brian Corain scored twice and added an assist, while Tom Houle and Cameron Wyman each scored and assisted a goal.