Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (3-8, 3-2 NAC) at New England College (9-5, 5-0 NAC), 4:00 p.m., Don Melander Field, Henniker, N.H.
Series History: The Pilgrims hold an 8-0 all-time record over the Mariners.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to New England College 18-1 last season on April 23.
The Pilgrims held the Mariners scoreless in the first three quarters, building a 17-0 lead, until Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) tallied the lone goal for the Mariners at 9:53 in the fourth quarter. New England College added another goal later in the fourth to take the 18-1 victory.
Michael Dedian led the Mariners with six ground balls and Cody Schell tallied 17 shots in net.
Amani Mwingira led the Pilgrims with four goals, while Liam Chenail, Jerred Sausville and Sean Largay tallied hat tricks and Skyler Saunders grabbed a pair of goals. Connor Fries led all players with 13 ground balls and seven caused turnovers. NEC's William Platt earned the win in net, stopping three shots in just under 39 minutes of play and teammate Daniel Tibbrine stopped four shots in net to close out the game.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse picked up a 9-5 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory over Thomas College on Wednesday night at Ritchie Field.
The Mariners scored five times in the first quarter, led by three-straight goals from Chase Whittemore, to build a 5-1 lead. The Terriers scored twice in the second quarter to close the gap to 5-3 entering halftime, but the Mariners scored twice in the third quarter to take a 7-3 lead and held on for the 9-5 victory.
Whittemore led the Mariners with four goals, one assist, seven ground balls and three caused turnovers, while Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) added a hat-trick and dished out an assist, while scooping up seven ground balls and causing a turnover. Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) added a goal, two assists, four ground balls and a caused turnover and Andrew Waltz (Topsham, Maine) picked up the other goal for the Mariners. George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine) led the Mariners from the faceoff circle, going 14-of 17, to scoop up a game-high 11 ground balls.
Johnathan Wilcox led the Terriers with two goals, Colby Blondin added one goal and two assists, and Michael Small added the other goal for Thomas. Blondin added eight ground balls and Tyler Bartlett led the team with two caused turnovers.
In net, Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) recorded three saves and three ground balls in the victory, while Connor Lamberton tallied 19 saves and nine ground balls in the loss.
New England College's Last Game*: New England College received goals from 12 different scorers in the Pilgrims' 30-1 victory over Green Mountain College in North Atlantic Conference action on Wednesday afternoon.
The Pilgrims' 30 goals marked a season-high with James Angelicola, Jarred Sausville and Jacob Blanchette all tying for four goals apiece. Matt Richard was the leading point getter on the day with three goals and eight assists. Chase Begin notched a hat trick and five assists while Mike Ring also tallied three goals and helped with two assists. Austin Franklin registered an impressive 18-20 mark at the face-off X and led all players with 11 groundballs.
GMC received its lone goal from Dominic Wright who fired home a shot after taking a feed from Patrick Carey. Deven Rogers led the Eagles with six groundballs while Brandon Bellissimo paced the team with six wins at the face-off X.
NEC built up a substantial lead very quickly and by the end of the first quarter the score was 13-1 as Wright's goals closed the scoring in the opening stanza. By halftime the visitors had grown that lead to 21-1 and put the offense in cruise control for the remainder of the game, cycling the ball in the final period while substituting liberally.
William Aufranc posted the win in net for the Pilgrims without making a save, while Daniel Tibbrine stopped two shots in his second half action between the pipes. GMC's Carl Diethelm made 11 saves in net in the loss.The Pilgrims host Lyndon on Thursday night before hosting the Mariners.
*The Pilgrims will host Lyndon on Thursday night before hosting the Mariners.
The Mariners: After 11 games, the Mariners average 7.27 goals and 31.7 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 13.73 goals per game. The Mariners average 14.6 percent on man-up opportunities, 41.8 percent from the faceoff circle and 69 percent on clear opportunities.
Chase Whittemore leads the Mariners with 18 goals, and Alex Grant-Roy leads the team with 16 assists. George Doe leads the Mariners with 56 ground balls and Nikko Pappas (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) leads the team with 20 caused turnovers. In net, Daniel Lee has 65 saves, for a 40.9 save percentage while teammate John Stolz (Scarborough, Maine) has 41 saves and a 41.8 save percentage.
The Pilgrims: After 14 game, the Pilgrims average 14.93 goals and 43.6 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 8.34 goals per game. The Pilgrims average 31 percent on man-up opportunities, 48.9 percent from the faceoff circle and 80 percent on clear chances.
Matt Richard leads the team with 38 goals and 45 assists, Connor Fries leads the team with 71 ground balls and 34 caused turnovers and in net, William Platt leads the team with 109 saves, while only allowing 108 goals for a 49.8 save percentage.