Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-3, 3-2 NAC) vs. Colby-Sawyer College (8-3, 5-1 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.
Series History: The Chargers hold a 2-0 all-time record over the Mariners.
Last Meeting: Last season, Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to Colby-Sawyer College, 17-1 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on April 2, 2016.
Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) registered the lone goal for the Mariners. James played the first 23:07 in the field and then relieved Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) in net for the remainder of the game. James made 11 saves, while Wilson stopped 10 shots. Wilson led the Mariners with three ground balls and two caused turnovers.
The Chargers were led by Caitlyn Whearty's five goals and three ground balls. Nicole Lavigne added four goals, two assists, and seven draw controls. Stevie Klein recorded her first collegiate goal and finished with a hat-trick. Shannon Green chipped in with a goal and an assist. Meghan Castellano recorded the win in net for the Chargers with five saves.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to the University of Maine at Farmington, 10-1, on Wednesday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference action at Thomas College.
Despite an early goal by Farmington's Danielle Conway, the two teams battled back-and-forth until the Beavers scored four goals in the final 15 minutes of the half to take a 5-0 lead into halftime.
The Beavers scored five goals in the second half to take a 10-0 lead, but Maine Maritime's Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) broke up the shutout, with her 11th goal of the season, at 1:32 but UMaine-Farmington held on for the win.
Defensively, Christina Wilson and Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) led the Mariners with four ground balls each, Wilson and Morgan Maxwell (Windham, Maine) both scooped up three ground balls, and Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) led the team with two draw controls.
Conway, Rhi Jackson, Carly Raymond, and Sierra Gilley led the Beavers with two goals each, while Alaina Shorey and Nicole Schofield both tallied a goal. Jackson led the team with nine ground balls and seven caused turnovers, while Raymond led the team with three draw controls.
Sierra James recorded three saves in net for the Mariners in the loss, while Farmington's Samantha Bickford earned the win in goal stopping all eight shots she faced in just under 53 minutes of play.
Colby-Sawyer College's Last Game*: Colby-Sawyer suffered a 13-4 loss to Fitchburg State on Tuesday afternoon.
Colby-Sawyer junior Nicole Lavigne led the Chargers with three goals and four caused turnovers. She now has 121 career goals to rank ninth in program history. Junior Carli Chiodo had the other Colby-Sawyer goal. Sophomore Sierra Schuster collected a game best six draw controls.
The Falcons were led by a 7-point effort from senior Andrea Comeau. She recorded game highs of five goals and two assists. Senior Ali Laferriere added four goals and five draw controls. Junior Carrie Long had an impressive 10 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Long entered today's game ranked second in the nation with 4.3 caused turnovers per game.
Comeau opened the game with her first tally 1:11 into the contest. The Falcons would add three more goals in the next 10 minutes to take a 4-0 lead before Nicole Lavigne got the Chargers on the board with 15:06 left in the half.
Fitchburg State got one back on Comeau's third goal of the half, but was quickly answered by a successful free position from Chiodo.
The Falcons increased their advantage by scoring three unanswered goals to close the half with an 8-2 lead. Laferriere put the visitors on top by eight with a pair of goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half.
Lavigne would score twice more for Colby-Sawyer in the frame, but her goals were sandwiched around three scores for Fitchburg State who won 13-4.
Senior Meghan Castellano suffered her first loss of the season to drop to 6-1 after playing the first half with one save. Freshman Kailyn Lapham made eight saves in the second half.
Fitchburg State sophomore goalie Marguerite Belcher earned the win after making eight saves.
The Chargers will play at Thomas on Friday, before traveling to Castine to face the Mariners.
The Mariners: After eight games, the Mariners average 10.38 goals per game and 26.6 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 7.5 goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 45.0 percent on free position opportunities.
Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with 26 goals, 28 ground balls and six assists. Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) leads the team with 22 draw controls and 13 caused turnovers. In net, Sierra James has tallied 53 saves and allowed 60 goals for a 46.9 save percentage.
The Chargers: After 10 games, the Chargers average 15.50 goals and 29.1 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 7.9 goals per game. Colby-Sawyer averages 52.5 percent on free position attempts.
Nicole Lavinge leads the Chargers with 35 goals and 52 draw controls, Brittany Ireland and Molly Mulcahy lead the team with 10 assists each, and Sierra Schuster leads the team with nine free position goals, 36 ground balls, 27 caused turnovers. In net, Meghan Castellano leads the team with 33 saves and 34 goals allowed for a 49.3 save percentage.