LYNDONVILLE, Vt. – Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse picked up a 6-3 victory over Lyndon State College on Saturday morning in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Varsity Field.
With the win the Mariners improve to 2-6 on the season and 2-3 in the NAC, while the Hornets fall to 3-8 overall and 1-4 in the conference. Maine Maritime returns to action on Tuesday, April 17 when they host Colby College for a non-conference matchup at 7:00 pm.
Tom Anderson (Danvers, Mass.) put the Mariners on the board first at 10:16, with his fourth goal of the season, and teammate Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) added a goal less than three minutes later to give the Mariners a 2-0 advantage. The Hornets added a last second goal to cut the Mariners' lead to 2-1 entering the second quarter.
Martel tallied the lone goal in the second quarter to send the Mariners into halftime with a 3-1 advantage.
Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) scored early in the third quarter to extend Maine Maritime's lead to three (4-1), but the Hornets added a goal at 3:12 to close the gap to 4-2. Grant-Roy added his second goal of the game with 12 seconds left in the quarter to send the Mariners into the fourth quarter with a 5-2 lead.
Lyndon closed the gap to two goals on a score from Conor Brennan, but Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) added a goal in the final three minutes to secure the 6-3 victory for the Mariners.
Grant-Roy led the Mariners with two goals, three caused turnovers and two ground balls, while Martel also net two goals and scooped up two ground balls. Watson added a goal and an assist and scooped up a team-high six ground balls, while Anderson also net a goal and dished out an assist while scooping up two ground balls. William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) added a game-high six caused turnovers while also scooping up five ground balls and dishing out an assist.
Brennan, Spencer Aubin and Joseph Ricco tallied goals for the Hornets. Shea Jones scooped up a team-high six ground balls while also tallying three caused turnovers and two assists.
Isaiah Weston (Mt. Vernon, Maine) earned the victory in net for the Mariners with six saves, while Lyndon's Marcus Bessette tallied 12 saves in the loss.
The Mariners edged the Hornets in ground balls, 34-28, but the Hornets outshot the Mariners 32-29.