Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Thomas College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Thomas College

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Wednesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-4, 3-3 NAC) vs. Thomas College (2-8, 2-4 NAC), 4:30 p.m., Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.

Series History: The Terriers hold a 2-0 all-time record over the Mariners.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to Thomas College 12-0, last season on March 30, 2016.

Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) led the Mariners with four shots, including two on goal, Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine) led Maine Maritime with three caused turnovers and Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) tallied a team-high four ground balls while also stopping eight shots in net.

Sophia LaVallee tallied four goals for the Terriers, Erin Nelligan netted a hat trick, and Samantha Greenlaw added a pair of goals and a pair of assists. Halley Mullen grabbed two goals, while Lindsay Allen tallied a goal and an assist. Splitting time in net, Brittany Fox and Tori Grey combined for four saves.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell 10-8, to Colby-Sawyer College last Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Ritchie Field.

The Chargers scored three-unanswered goals to the open up the first half before the Mariners answered with back-to-back goals to close the gap to 3-2 at 12:34. Colby-Sawyer went on a two-goal run to close out the first half with a 5-2 lead.

Facing a three-goal deficit, senior Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine) shook off her defender and found the back of the net, to bring the Mariners within two (5-3), to start the second half.

The Chargers went on a three-goal run to take an 8-3 lead, but the Mariners continued to battle, exchanging goals twice with Colby-Sawyer to make it 10-5 with 8:39 remaining. Knight found Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) in front of the net at 7:41, for her second goal of the day, sparking a three-goal run in the closing minutes of play. Senior Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) caused a turnover and the Mariners took three last-minute shots at net, but the comeback fell short as the Chargers took the 10-8 victory.

Senior Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) led the Mariners with a hat trick and an assist, while also scooping up three ground balls and tallying three draw controls. Barry ended the afternoon with two goals, one assist and a draw control. Knight, Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) and Haley Eckert (Harrington, Maine) added the other goals for the Mariners, while all dishing out assists. Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) and O'Neil led the Mariners defensively with two caused turnovers each and Christina Wilson scooped up a game-high seven ground balls.

Nicole Lavinge led the Chargers with a hat trick and two assists, while also tallying a game-high six draw controls, scooping up two ground balls and causing a turnover. Sierra Schuster and Cali Chiodo added two goals each, while Schuster also led the team with four ground balls and four caused turnovers.

In net for the Mariners, Sierra James tallied 10 saves, while Colby-Sawyer's Meghan Castellano earned the victory in net for her first-half performance, tallying eight saves and Kailyn Lapham added seven saves in the second half.

Thomas College's Last Game: The Thomas College fell 18-3 loss to Nichols College last Saturday afternoon.

The Bison offense was led by Kirsten Sullivan who netted six goals on seven shots. Lindsay O'Connell and Brooke Marion each contributed three goals in the victory. Mellissa Lafleur tallied a pair of goals while scooping up a game-high six ground balls.

Samantha Greenlaw, Lindsey Allen, and Sophia LaVallee each scored a goal for Thomas in the effort.

The Terriers got on the scoreboard first just under two minutes in as Greenlaw put the Terriers up 1-0. The Bison responded with 11 straight goals in a 12-minute span to take a commanding 11-1 lead. O'Connell and Sullivan each scored three goals during the run.

Allen netted a marker for Thomas three minutes left in the half followed by a goal from Sullivan to head into the break at 12-2.

Nichols opened the second with two quick goals before LaVallee answered for Thomas. The Bison finished the half with four goals, including two from Sullivan to finish at 18-3.

Emily Eagan earned the victory in goal for the Bison making six saves. Molly Steen and Jacqueline Hogue saw time in relief. Sydni Collier stopped nine shots for the Terriers.

The Mariners: After nine games, the Mariners average 10.11 goals per game and 27.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 7.78 goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 38.4 percent on free position opportunities.

Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with 29 goals, 31 ground balls and seven assists. Shelby O'Neil leads the team with 23 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers. In net, Sierra James has tallied 63 saves and allowed 70 goals for a 47.4 save percentage.

The Terriers: After 10 games, the Terriers average 5.2 goals and 16.5 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 14.4 goals per game. The Terriers average 19.4 percent on free position opportunities.

Samantha Greenlaw leads the Terriers with 18 goals, three assists and 23 caused turnovers. Lindsay Allen leads the team with 34 ground balls and 17 draw controls. In net, Sydni Collier has 103 saves, while allowing 144 goals for a 41.7 save percentage.