Castine, Maine -- Attacker Ben Landry (Lewiston, ME) collected a career high nine goals and two assists on the afternoon as the Eagles from Husson University defeated the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners 13-7 in a North Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse game played Tuesday afternoon at Ritchie Field.
Husson (3-4 overall) jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter behind four Landry goals over the span of seven minutes. The Mariners (0-3) got their offensive attack in gear in the second quarter scoring four of the next five goals to close the gap to 5-4. Andrew DiSalvo (Glastonbury, CT) had two goals in that time frame followed by a Wade Mondoux (No. Berwick, ME) and Dennis St. Pierre (So. Berwick, ME) tally. Husson quickly responded to though, scoring the last two goals of the half, when Landry scored his 5th and 6th goals of the day giving the Eagles the 7-4 halftime lead.
Anthony Diaz (Brunswick, ME) pushed the lead to 8-4 just 17 seconds into the third quarter off of a pass from Landry. MMA's Todd Murphy (Middlesex, VT) pulled the Mariners to within three with a goal at the 9:40 mark of the third but it was all Husson after that scoring the next three goals putting the game away. Landry scored his 7th and 8th goals sandwiched around a Mitch Heaps (York, PA) tally giving the visitors the 11-5 advantage.
Both teams scored two more times in the last eight minutes despite MMA taking a 20-8 shot advantage in the fourth stanza.
Landry finished the day with 11 points while Alex Ryan (Northfield, NH) tallied four points on four assists. Anthony Diaz and Nick Brown (Sabattus, ME) each had two points on the day. John Hopper (Wakefield, RI) got the win for Husson making five saves in 26 minutes. Alex Behzad (Stamford, CT) played well making eight saves in 34 minutes for the visitors.
Andrew DiSalvo and Chris Keiley (Holliston, MA) each had three points while Wade Mondoux scored twice on the afternoon. Kevin Boucher (Gorham, ME) took the loss for MMA making 6 saves while giving up eight goals. Erik Milles (Bangor, ME) played 27 minutes, giving up five goals while making three saves.
The Mariners will be back in action on Saturday when they host the Beavers from UMaine Farmington.