Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-7, 2-2 NAC) at University of New England (9-4, 3-2 CCC), 1:00 p.m., Big Blue Turf, Biddeford, Maine.
Series History: The Nor'easters hold a 1-2 all-time record over the Mariners. When hosting, UNE is 1-0 against Maine Maritime.
Last Meeting: The Nor'easters picked up an 11-8 victory over the Mariners in the last meeting on March 18, 2008
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse sailed to a 13-2 victory over Johnson State College last Sunday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action.
The Mariners scored three goals in both of the first two quarters to hold a 6-0 lead at halftime. The Badgers could not get on the board until late in the third quarter, but the Mariners scored six goals in the fourth quarter alone, to secure the victory.
Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) led Maine Maritime with four goals, three assists, and six ground balls. Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) also added four goals and scooped up two ground balls. Zachary Doucette (Portland, Maine) tallied three goals, dished out an assist and scooped up a ground ball, Andrew Waltz (Topsham, Maine) recorded two goals and a ground ball and Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) led the team with four assists, while scooping up six ground balls and causing a turnover.
George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine), Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine), and Christopher Flaherty (Scarborough, Maine), all had six ground balls on the afternoon, while Nikko Pappas (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) led the team with two caused turnovers. Doe went an impressive 14-of-16 from the faceoff circle, and Tyler County (Auburn, Maine) went 2-for-2.
Rhys Keenhold and Ethan Wehse accounted for Johnson State's offense, each tallying a goal, while goalie Jay Palmisano led the team with four ground balls and Isaiah LeReau and Colin Dalmata caused two turnovers each to lead the Badgers defensively.
Maine Maritime's Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) earned his first collegiate victory in net, stopping three shots, while Palmisano stopped 21 shots in the loss for the Badgers.
University of New England's Last Game: Dan Auger scored five goals and had one assist to power the University of New England men's lacrosse team to a 14-5 triumph over Wentworth Institute of Technology in Commonwealth Coast Conference action Tuesday evening.
Alex Zadworny contributed three goals and two assists for the Nor'easters, while six different players each had a goal. Zach Bossi set-up a pair of markers for UNE, which held commanding advantages in shots (42-23) and ground balls (35-17).
Jason Buck scored twice for Wentworth. Matt Larsen, Zach Tomaszek and Spencer Allen accounted for the remainder of the Leopards' offensive output with a goal apiece.
The Nor'easters were in command from start-to-finish, leading 4-0 after a quarter and 7-0 at halftime. The hosts limited Wentworth to just 10 shots in the opening 30 minutes of play.
Goalkeeper David Pearson upped his record to 9-4 with an eight-save performance. Matthew Layton was dominant at the face-off dot, winning 10 of 14 draws and coming up with a match-best six ground balls. Wyatt Ehrhardt finished with five ground balls.
Adam Dufault racked up 16 saves and five ground balls for Wentworth. Tim Phillips was 9-for-17 on face-offs.
The Mariners: After nine games, the Mariners average 7.56 goals and 31.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 13.67 goals per game. The Mariners average 16.3 percent on man-up opportunities, 39.8 percent from the faceoff circle and 69.8 percent on clear opportunities.
Chase Whittemore leads the Mariners with 14 goals, and Alex Grant-Roy leads the team with 14 assists. George Doe leads the Mariners with 39 ground balls and Nikko Pappas leads the team with 18 caused turnovers. In net, Daniel Lee has 49 saves, for a 41.8 save percentage while teammate John Stolz (Scarborough, Maine) has 41 saves and a 42.6 save percentage.
The Nor'easters: After 13 games, the Nor'easters average 12.38 goals and 44.8 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 8.45 goals per game. UNE averages 31.4 percent on man-up opportunities, 51.6 percent from the faceoff circle and 78.5 percent on clear opportunities.
Dan Auger leads the team with 28 goals and 37 assists. Adam Race leads the team with 50 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers. In net, David Pearson has 136 saves for a 56.0 save percentage.