CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime scored the first seven goals of the game en route to a 15-5 win over Thomas in a North Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse game Friday night. The Mariners improved to 1-6 overall, 1-1 NAC while the Terriers fell to 1-4, 0-1.
Bronson Guimond, Alex Hermes and Nicholas Betti paced MMA with three goals each. Nick Snelling added two and Cameron Wyman, Tom Houle, Gabe Giguere and Wade Severance added one each. A.J. Larrabee, Jack Tragert, Guimond, Hermes, Snelling and Wyman all had one assist for the Mariners.
Bryan Ferris and Jordan Marino paced the Terriers with two goals each while Gunnar Shelton and Sean Machin had one. Shelton added three assists and Machin one.
Guimond started the game with three straight goals to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead with 13:41 left in the first quarter. Guimond found Houle at 13:15 before Hermes and Severance netted a shot, on a pass from Snelling, and Hermes added another to give Maine Maritime a 7-0 lead with 2:01 left in the opening quarter.
Shelton momentarily halted the onslaught with a goal with 10:26 left in the second quarter. The Mariners ended the half with five unanswered scores to lead 12-1 at halftime. Snelling scored twice in the run and Betti, Wyman and Hermes found the back of the net once.
Giguere and Betti fired in two straight to start the third for Maine Maritime before Thomas answered with three unanswered. Shelton found Machin and Ferris, and Machin connected with Marino, to make it 14-4 at the end of the third quarter. Betti started the fourth with an unassisted score for the Mariners before Ferris and Marino went back-to-back for the final points of the game.
Gavin Cote picked up the win for Maine Maritime with two saves while Jesse Morkeski took the loss despite 12 saves.
The Mariners return to the field April 6 at Johnson State.
SCORE BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot
Thomas.............. 0 1 3 2 - 6
Maine Maritime...... 7 5 2 1 - 15
Thomas SCORING: GOALS: Bryan Ferris 2; Jordan Marino 2; Gunnar Shelton 1; Sean Machin 1.
ASSISTS: Gunnar Shelton 3; Sean Machin 1.
Maine Maritime SCORING: GOALS: Alex Hermes 3; Bronson Guimond 3; Nick Betti 3; Nick Snelling 2; Cameron Wyman 1; Thomas Houle 1; Gabe Giguere 1; Wade Severance 1.
ASSISTS: Bronson Guimond 1; Alex Hermes 1; A.J Larrabee 1; Nick Snelling 1; Jack Tragert 1; Cameron Wyman 1.
SHOTS - Thomas 22; Maine Maritime 49.
GOALIES - THMLAX13: Jesse Morkeski 1-4 (60:00 minutes, 27 shots-12 saves, 15 GA); MMA: Oscar Adams (06:56, 1-0, 1) , Gavin Cote 1-0 (34:07, 3-2, 1) , Erik Milles (04:34, 3-3, 0) , James Wilgus (14:23, 6-2, 4).