Maine Maritime will head south to take on New England College in the North Atlantic Conference Semifinals on Wednesday afternoon. MarinerSports.org has all of the info you need to know to get ready for the first playoff meeting between the two schools.
NAC Semifinals: Maine Maritime (6-8) at New England College (10-6)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | Henniker, N.H. | 3:30 p.m.
Series History: The NAC Semifinals mark only the second meeting between New England College and Maine Maritime. The Pilgrims won the regular-season meeting.
The Last Meeting: Brian Gillis scored six goals to lead New England College to a 13-4 win over Maine Maritime in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men's lacrosse at Ritchie Field back on March 24. The two teams combined for 58 shots divided equally amongst the sides. New England College scored three extra-man goals on eight attempts, while Maine Maritime was 0-for-5 with the extra man. New England owned a slight edge in ground balls, 41-35. Maine Maritime was better in both the clear and the ride, converting 15-of-19 transitions, while breaking nine of New England's 23 attempts. (Recap)
NEC in the Quarterfinals: New England College men's lacrosse advanced to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Semifinals as the Pilgrims beat the visiting University of Maine Farmington 27-0 in the NAC Quarterfinals. (Recap)
MMA in the Quarterfinals: Andrew DiSalvo scored six goals and assisted on two more to lead Maine Maritime in a 22-4 romp over Johnson State in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Lacrosse Quarterfinals on Saturday. (Recap)
NAC Quarterfinals Fact: The victors in the NAC Quarterfinals outscored the vanquished 87-7. Top-seeded NEC posted the largest Margin of victory with their 27-0 whitewashing of Farmington.
Five Things You Should Know…
5. New England College sports the highest-octane offense in the NAC, as well as the stingiest defense. The Pilgrims 244 goals (15.25 per game) tops the league, while their 94 goals (5.88 per game) allowed is far and away the lowest in the league.
3. DiSalvo's next point will mark the 230th of his career. Corain needs two goals to get to 75 in his career. Houle is two points from 125.
2. Maine Maritime is 6-0 when it wins more faceoffs than its opponents. The Mariners are 0-7 when the opposition secures more draws, and 0-1 when the faceoffs are divided equally. NEC won 14 of the game's 20 draws in the first meeting back in March.
1. Maine Maritime's freshmen class has accounted for 81 of the teams 243 points this season. Nicholas Betti and Bronson Guimond have accounted for 58 of the 81 points. Of their 58 points, all but two have come since the end of the fourth game of the season – the New England College matchup – before they were fully assimilated into the offense.