Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-2) vs. SUNY Maritime College (1-2), 2:00 pm, Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.
Series History: This will the sixth matchup between the two teams, the Privateers hold a 5-0 record all-time over the Mariners.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell 19-3 to SUNY Maritime on March 12, 2016 at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Nick Pellegrino scored five goals in the first quarter to send the Privateers into the second quarter with a 7-0 lead. SUNY Maritime added six more goals in the second to take a 13-0 lead into halftime.
Brendan Broderick put the Mariners on the board to open up the third quarter on an assist from Jacob Rondeau (Richmond, R.I.) but the Privateers scored three-straight to build a 16-1 lead and never looked back.
Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) added two goals to lead the Mariners, while Rondeau ended the afternoon with a pair of helpers. Michael Dedian led the Mariners with six ground balls, Tim Grant caused a team-high two turnovers, and Cody Schell recorded 12 saves in net.
Pellegrino led the Privateers with five goals and four assists and Ian Danahy added three goals and three helpers. Matt Hayes led the Privateers with 11 ground balls, going 13-of-20 from the faceoff, and Jonathan Strezenec tallied a team-high two caused turnovers. Chris Stickney, Julius Diaz and Kevin Izzo recorded two goals each and Brendan McNally earned the win in net stopping all two shots he faced.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to the University of Southern Maine 17-6, on Monday afternoon in non-conference action on Fitzpatrick Field.
The Huskies went on a three-goal run to open up the first quarter, led by goals from Sam Hornblower, Seth Wing and Jeff Urmston. The Mariners battled back, when Justin Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.) found Andrew Waltz (Topsham, Maine) for his first-career goal at 7:06 and Zachary Doucette (Portland, Maine) added an unassisted strike just 61 seconds later, to close the deficit to 3-2. USM added three more goals to close out the first quarter with a 6-2 lead.
Southern Maine held the Mariners to just two goals in the second quarter, taking an 11-4 lead into halftime, and just one goal in each of the final two quarters to claim the 17-6 victory.
Doucette led the Mariners offensively with his first-career hat trick, Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) tallied two goals and an assist, and Waltz added a goal. Kretzmer and Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) added assists for Maine Maritime.
Urmston led the Huskies with four goals, while teammates Wing, Keegan Smith, Bryce Randall, Paul Leonardo and John Bossi each tallied a pair of goals. Max Hornblower led all players with a game-high five ground balls, while S. Hornblower recorded a game-high three caused turnovers.
Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) tallied four saves in the loss for the Mariners, while teammate John Stolz (Scarborough, Maine) tallied six stops in 45 minutes in net. Southern Maine's Zach Bessette earned the victory with 13 saves, while teammate Alex Leblanc stopped five shots in the final quarter.
The Huskies held a 41-35 advantage in total shots and won the battle of the ground balls 33-25.
SUNY Maritime College's Last Game: The Maritime men's lacrosse team fell in non-conference action on Sunday afternoon to the Salve Regina Seahawks by the score of 11-2 on the Purchase College campus.
The two goals from the Privateers came from junior Nick Pellegrino and freshman Danny Connell, with Pellegrino adding a helper on Connell's tally. Juniors Ian Danahy and Brett Daigle, along with sophomores Ian, and Michael Petty also tallied multiple shot in the offensive effort.
In goal, junior Brendan McNally spearheaded the defensive effort with 15 saves in just 45 minutes of work. Junior Ian Ballou and sophomore Justin Weigold split time in the fourth quarter, with Weigold making one save.
McNally also led the team with five ground balls, while freshman Nick San Filippo was 5-of-10 on faceoff tries and was second on the team with three ground balls. Junior Paul Lafrancesca and freshman Patrick McAllister led the team with two forced turnovers apiece.
Salve Regina won the opening draw and scored 12 seconds in to take the early 1-0 lead. Maritime was able to even the game back up at one as Connell took a pass from Pellegrino and buried the shot with 12:18 left on the clock in the opening quarter. The Seahawks added one more goal in the first quarter and three more in the second quarter to take a 5-1 lead into the halftime break.
In the third quarter, Salve Regina added four more unanswered goals and took a 9-1 lead into the fourth, before adding the first two of that quarter on a 10-goal run to take an 11-1 lead.
After getting a man-up opportunity late in the game, the Privateers capitalized and tallied their second of the game with 18 seconds left in regulation to cap off the scoring on the afternoon.
Final stats saw the Seahawks hold a 43-25 advantage in shots, while the Seahawks were 20-of-23 on clears with Maritime clearing the ball 24 times in 28 chances. Ground balls were also in favor of the Seahawks at a 29-20 clip, with faceoffs close as Maritime won seven and Salve Regina winning nine.
Maritime's man-down squad held Salve Regina off the board in all but one extra man opportunity as the Seahawks were 1-of-8 in their chances. The Privateers were 1-of-3 with the man advantage.
The Mariners: After two games, Alex Grant-Roy leads the Mariners offensively with three goals and three assists, and Zachary Doucette also has three goals. Nikko Pappas (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) leads the team with four caused turnovers and George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine) leads the Mariners with seven groundballs.
Daniel Lee leads the Mariners in net with 21 saves, and a 42.9 save percentage.
The Mariners average 5.5 goals per game and 24.5 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 19.5 goals per game. Maine Maritime is 30.9 percent from the faceoff circle and 72.7 percent on clear attempts.
The Privateers: After three games, Nick Pellegrino leads the Privateers with seven goals, including three man-up goals, and three assists, Brendan McNally leads the team with 12 ground balls, and Paul Lafrancesca leads the team with four caused turnovers.
Nick San Fillippo leads the team from the faceoff circle, averaging 49 percent (25-51) and McNally leads the Privateers in net with 30 saves, for a 65.2 save percentage.
The Privateers average 7.67 goals per game and 28 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 11.33 goals per game. The team averages 46.3 percent from the faceoff circle and 75 percent on clear attempts.