SUNY Edges Mariners in OT
CASTINE, Maine -- Paul Grubb's goal two minutes into overtime lifted SUNY Maritime to a 10-9 win over Maine Maritime in the final game of the Maritime Cup Sunday at Ritchie Field in a non-conference men's lacrosse game. The Privateers improved to 2-5, while the Mariners dropped to 0-3.
Nicholas Betti and Brady Harrison led the Maine Maritime offense with three goals each and Bronson Guimond, Justin Lovely and Peter Moore each netted a shot. Nick Snelling recorded a game-high four assists for the Mariners and Gavin Cote stopped four shots in goal.
Grubb finished with three goals to lead the SUNY offense and Colin McCoy netted a pair. Corey Cristallo, Matt Hayes, Zachary Pace, Jordan Rose and Andrew Scalesi each netted a goal. Kieran Clark stopped 12 shots in goal.
Maine Maritime opened the game with an early 3-0 lead after consecutive scores from Harrison, Moore and Betti. Grubb's man-up goal with 51 seconds left in the first made it 3-1.
Harrison scored twice and Betti once, in the opening seven minutes of the second quarter, to put the Mariners ahead 6-1 with 6:48 left before halftime. The Privateers answered with three unanswered scores -- from Hayes, Grubb and Scalesi -- to make it 6-4 with 3:43 left. Betti's man-up goal at 2:04 made it 7-4 at halftime.
SUNY exploded for five unanswered scores in the third quarter to take a 9-7 lead. Pace found McCoy at 9:21, Dylan Larmony and Pace connected at 8:16 and Chris Stickney found Corey Cristallo to even the game the game at 7-7 with 7:11 left in the third. Rose gave SUNY an 8-7 lead and McCoy gave them a 9-7 lead with six seconds left in the quarter.
A.J. Larrabee found Lovely midway through the fourth to put the Mariners within one, 9-8, before Snelling hit Guimond for the equalizer with 3:51 left in the fourth.
The Privateers won 13 of 22 face-offs, while the Mariners fired more shots 46-32 and scooped more ground balls 41-40. Maine Maritime was 14 of 20 on clears and SUNY was 12 of 24. The Privateers scored on 3 of 6 man-up chances and Maine Maritime capitalized on 1 of 7 extra-man chances.
Maine Maritime returns to action Saturday, 12 p.m., hosting Johnson State in the North Atlantic Conference opener for both teams.
Maritime Cup All-Tournament Team
Maine Maritime - Brady Harrison, Justin Lovely, Ian Larcom.
SUNY Maritime - Peter Rooney, Jonathan Strzenec, Paul Grubb.
Massachusetts Maritime - Dylan Freudenberg, Thomas Flynn, Stephen Ferro.
Faceoff- Matt Hayes, SUNY.
Goalie- Paul Painten, Mass.
MVP- Dylan Freudenberg, Mass.
SUNY MARITIME............ 1 3 5 0 1 - 10
Maine Maritime...... 3 4 0 2 0 - 9
SUNY MARITIME SCORING: GOALS: Grubb, Paul 3; McCoy, Colin 2; Pace, Zachary 1; Scalesi, Andrew 1; Cristallo, Corey 1; Hayes, Matt 1; Rose, Jordan 1.
ASSISTS: D'Amico, James 1; Larmony, Dylan 1; Pace, Zachary 1; Stickney, Chris 1; Strezenec, Jonathan 1.
Maine Maritime SCORING: GOALS: Nicholas Betti 3; Brady Harrison 3; Bronson Guimond 1; Peter Moore 1; Justin Lovely 1.
ASSISTS: Nick Snelling 4; A.J. Larrabee 1.
SHOTS - MARITIME 32; Maine Maritime 46.
SHOTS ON GOAL - MARITIME 14; Maine Maritime 21. GOALIES - MARITIME: Clark, Kieran 1-2 (64:00 minutes, 21 shots-12 saves, 9 GA); MMA: Gavin Cote 0-2 (64:00, 14-4, 10).