Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at New England College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at New England College

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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (6-4, 4-3 NAC) at New England College (8-6, 6-1 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Don Melander Field, Henniker, N.H.

Series History: The Pilgrims hold a 2-0 all-time record over the Mariners.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to New England College 20-1 last season on April 23.

The Pilgrims scored 11-straight goals in the first half and added nine more in the second half to claim the conference victory.

Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) scored the lone goal for the Mariners, as time expired in the first half. Mackenzie Vosburgh and Morgan Maxwell (Windham, Maine) each caused two turnovers, Vosburgh scooped up a team-high four ground balls and Charlette Bradley tallied three draw controls. Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) stopped nine shots in net.

Tara Bainbridge and Allison Granata led the Pilgrims with five goals each, while Gabrielle Bigos recorded a hat trick and both Alana Scott and Elizabeth Bois net to goals apiece Bigos led the Pilgrims with three caused turnovers and a game-high nine draw controls. Granata tallied a game-high seven ground balls while Mackenzie Meegan earned the win in net going untested in almost 13 minutes and Emma Harvey tallied two saves in goal during the remainder of the game.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse defeated Thomas College 16-4 on Wednesday evening in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Ritchie Field.

Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) put the Mariners on the board first with her 27th goal of the season, on a pass from Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine) at 28:40. The Terriers responded just 25 seconds later with a goal from Samantha Greenlaw, but the Mariners scored five-unanswered goals to build a 6-1 lead with 11:29 remaining in the first half. Tiffany Weeks added the second goal for the Terriers at 7:05, cutting the deficit to 6-2, but Cooper added two free position goals to send the Mariners into halftime with an 8-2 lead.

The Terriers struck first in the second half, but the Mariners answered with four-consecutive goals and never looked back, cruising to the 16-4 win.

Cooper led the Mariners with a Maine Maritime single-game record seven goals, and dished out an assist, while tallying three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) added her third hat-trick of the season, while dishing out two assists, Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) added two goals, an assist, seven ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers, and Knight finished the evening with one goal and two assists, while scooping up three ground balls and causing one turnover. Leah Libby, Haley Eckert (Harrington, Maine) and Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) added the other goals for the Mariners. O'Neil led the Mariners with six caused turnovers.

Greenlaw led the Terriers with two goals, Weeks added one goal and an assist, while leading the team with six draw controls, and both Weeks and Hailey Mullen caused three turnovers.

In net, Sierra James stopped six shots in the win, while Thomas' Sydni Collier stopped 11 shots in the loss, and scooped up a team-leading six ground balls.

New England College's Last Game: Allison Granata set a pair of school records en route to New England College's 25-0 North Atlantic Conference win over Green Mountain College on Wednesday afternoon.

With her first goal of the game at the 25:47 mark of the first half, Granata broke the all-time points record at NEC. Later in the game after scoring her seventh goal to give the Pilgrims a 16-0 lead heading into halftime, she broke the all-time record for career goals in a Pilgrims uniform.

All in all, Granata recorded seven goals and a pair of assists to lead the team's offense while adding seven groundballs and draw controls along with three caused turnovers. Tara Bainbridge tallied five goals and three assists. Alana Scott and Megan Servaes each notched a hat trick with Scott also adding five assists and three draw controls. Morgan Braniff registered five points with a pair of goals and three assists.

Green Mountain received four groundballs from Chelsea Wimble and four draw controls from Sophya Fuccione.

NEC sprinted out of the gates with five goals in the first ten minutes of action and posted 16 markers in the opening stanza. The visitors then added nine second half goals en route to the team's first shutout and back-to-back wins with 25 goals.

Mackenzie Meegan backstopped the Pilgrims to the shutout win without having to make a save. The Eagles received a 13-save performance from Wimble in the loss.

The Mariners: After 10 games, the Mariners average 10.7 goals per game and 28.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 7.4 goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 36.8 percent on free position opportunities.

Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with 36 goals, 34 ground balls and eight assists. Shelby O'Neil leads the team with 24 draw controls and 21 caused turnovers. In net, Sierra James has tallied 69 saves and allowed 74 goals for a 48.3 save percentage.

The Pilgrims: After 14 games the Pilgrims average 13.79 goals and 29.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 7.32 goals per game. New England College averages 41.5 percent on free position opportunities.

Tara Bainbridge leads the team with 61 goals, and both Bainbridge and Alana Scott lead the team with 25 assists. Allison Granata leads the Pilgrims with 69 ground balls, 62 draw controls, and 33 caused turnovers. In net, Mackenzie Meegan has earned the start in all 14 games, tallying 122 saves while allowing only 101 goals for a 54.7 save percentage.