Castine, Maine -- Junior attacker Tim Bryant (Peterborough, NH) collected four goals and two assists on the afternoon as the Huskies from the University of Southern Maine defeated the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners 16-10 in a non-conference men's lacrosse game played Saturday afternoon at Ritchie Field.
USM (1-2 overall) outscored the Mariners in every quarter and collected a decisive six goals in the fourth quarter to beat MMA in their home opener. The Mariners jumped out to a 1-0 lead on their first shot of the year when Wade Mondoux (No. Berwick, ME) collected a pass from Todd Murphy (Middlesex, VT) and bounced the ball off the turf for the score. The visitors answered with the next four goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead before MMA closed the quarter with two scores to close the gap to 4-3.
The Mariners (0-1 overall) tied the score at four on Andrew DiSalvo's (Glastonbury, CT) first goal of the year, but goal's by Mark White (Oakville, Ontario) and Kyle Baker (Kennebunk, ME) pushed the lead to 6-4 with five minutes left in the half. DiSalvo answered again with his second unassisted goal to close the gap to 6-5 but Tim Bryant scored his second goal of the half for USM three seconds later to push the lead to 7-5. USM's Kayle Hamilton (Buxton, ME) finished off the half with his first of four goals on the day giving the Huskies the 8-5 advantage going into halftime.
MMA's Chris Keiley (Holliston, MA) had a goal sandwiched in between two USM tallies in the third quarter giving the Huskies the 10-6 lead entering the final stanza.
Keiley added two more power play goals in the fourth quarter but it wasn't enough as USM scored six times to keep the Mariners at bay. Hamilton and Bryant each had two scores in the fourth.
Bryant finished the day with six points while Mark White tallied five points including three goals. Kayle Hamilton tallied four scores while Matt Norton (Bremen, ME) collected two goals on the day. Jacob Groom (Cumberland, ME) got the win for USM making eight saves in 45 minutes. Kyle Dussault (Lewiston, ME) played the second half making 12 saves while giving up five goals.
Andrew DiSalvo had a six-point afternoon with three goals and three assists while Chris Keiley had five points including four goals. Kevin Boucher (Gorham, ME) took the loss for MMA making 20 saves while giving up 14 goals.