WATERVILLE, Maine – Maine Maritime ran away with an 18-3 victory over Thomas College in a North Atlantic Conference men's lacrosse contest at Smith Field Tuesday night. The Mariners improved to 6-1 NAC, 6-5 overall, while the Terriers dropped to 4-3, 5-4.
Six different Mariners found the back of the net in the one-sided affair, with Nicholas Betti notching a game-high four goals, along with two assists. Nick Snelling, Brady Harrison and Bronson Guimond each chipped in with three goals each. Peter Moore had a game-high three assists for MMA.
Gunner Shelton netted a pair of goals for Thomas.
The Mariners struck first less than a minute into the contest on an unassisted fast break goal by Harrison, which was followed by goals by Guimond and Ian Larcom to end the opening stanza.
Maine Maritime added six goals in the second, including a pair by Betti and Harrison to take a 9-0 lead into halftime. Jack Tragert and Moore also found the back of the net for MMA.
The Mariners put in a man-up goal five seconds into the second half, before Thomas got on the board for the first time on Shelton's first of the night. Maine Maritime went on a 6-0 run however, pulling its advantage to 16-1 going into the fourth.
Caleb Runci netted the first tally of the final quarter for the Terriers, while Shelton put in his second with nine seconds remaining to cut the final deficit to 18-3.
Maine Maritime held a 58-16 advantage in shots, while edging the Red and Black in ground balls 42-32. The Mariners also controlled the battle with face offs, winning 17-23.
The Mariners conclude the regular season Saturday, noon, at Castleton.
Maine Maritime...... 3 6 7 2 - 18
Thomas.............. 0 0 1 2 - 3
Maine Maritime SCORING: GOALS: Nicholas Betti 4; Brady Harrison 3;
Bronson Guimond 3; Nick Snelling 3; Peter Moore 1; Jack Tragert 1;
Clayton Morrison 1; Ian Larcom 1; A.J. Larrabee 1.
ASSISTS: Peter Moore 3; Nicholas Betti 2; Brady Harrison 2; Justin
Lovely 2; Bronson Guimond 1; Cameron Wyman 1.
Thomas SCORING: GOALS: Gunnar Shelton 2; Caleb Runci 1.
ASSISTS: Jordan Marino 1.
SHOTS - Maine Maritime 58; Thomas 16.
SHOTS ON GOAL - Maine Maritime 33; Thomas 9.
GOALIES - MMA: Gavin Cote (22:00 minutes, 6 shots-4 saves, 2 GA) ,
James Wilgus 6-5 (38:00, 3-2, 1); THOMAS: Carlos Cardona 4-7 (60:00,