Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Lyndon State College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Lyndon State College

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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (3-4, 1-3 NAC) at Lyndon State College (3-4, 0-3 NAC), 9:00 a.m., Varsity Athletic Field, Lyndonville, Vermont.

Series History:  The Mariners are 1-0 all-time against the Hornets.

Last Meeting: Last season on March 18, 2017, Tori Cooper broke the single-game record for goals scored to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse to a 20-7 victory over Lyndon, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Ritchie Field.

Mikayla Hodge won the first draw and took the ball in for a goal, to put the Hornets on the board at 29:33, but Cooper capitalized on a free position shot to tie the game at 1-1. Hodge found teammate Taylor Cavaliero for a goal at 26:06. The Mariners responded with four-unanswered goals on two goals from both Briana Obshatkin and Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) to take a 5-2 led. Hodge secured a hat trick at 17:25 remaining in the first half, to cut the Mariners' lead to two goals.

The two teams exchanged goals back and forth until the Mariners went on a five-goal run to close out the first half with a 12-5 lead. Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) grabbed her first goal of the game to open up the second half, on a pass from Haley Eckert, and the Mariners held the Hornets to just two goals in the second half en route to the victory.

Cooper led the Mariners with six goals, four ground balls, two draw controls, and a caused turnover, while O'Neil added five goals and an assist. Both Cooper and O'Neil tallied three free position goals to set a new single-game record. Obshatkin recorded four goals and an assist, while scooping up four ground balls and leading all players with four caused turnovers and Leah Libby added two goals. Barry, Charlette Bradley, and Knight accounted for the Mariners' other scoring.

Hodge and Carmen Mears led the Hornets with three goals each, Hodge also led the team with a game-high 10 draw controls. Cavaliero, Amanda Hadley, and Hodge scooped up three ground balls each.

Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) was sharp in net for the Mariners, earning the victory with seven saves, four ground balls, and two caused turnovers. Lyndon's Hadley recorded 10 saves in the loss.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse cruised to a 19-1 victory over Mitchell College on Monday afternoon in non-conference action at Alumni Field.

Madison Savary (Bath, Maine) put Maine Maritime up just 20 seconds into the game, and dished out an assist to Madison Barry one minute later. Maine Maritime never looked back, holding a 13-1 lead at halftime and adding six more goals in the second half, to pick up the 19-1 win.

Savary led all scorers with six points on a hat-trick and three assists, while also adding three ground balls and a draw control. Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.), Barry and Shelby O'Neil each added four goals while Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) contributed a pair of goals. Adams added four draw controls, three ground balls and an assist, Barry contributed a game-high six draw controls an assist and a ground ball and Wilson chipped in with four ground balls and a caused turnover.

Morgan Libby (Brunswick, Maine) added her first career goal to go along with two assists, five draw controls, four ground balls and a game-high three caused turnovers and Olivia Le Blanc (Conifer, Colo.) added the other goal for Maine Maritime while also tallying an assist.

Kate McCormack tallied Mitchell's lone goal and also finished with all six of her team's draw controls while teammate Francesca Pinard recorded an assist and a team-high five ground balls.

In net Maine Maritime's Sierra James tallied a pair of saves in the victory, while Mitchell's Gillian MacLellan recorded 10 stops in the loss.

Maine Maritime held a commanding 32-6 edge in shots, while also dominating from the draw 16-6 and winning the battle of ground balls 19-13.

Lyndon State College's Last Game: Lyndon State College defeated Becker College 14-9 on Wednesday evening.

The Hornets controlled the opening draw and 25 seconds later Elizabeth Start found Mikayla Hodge and Hodge found the net to give Lyndon the lead.  Hodge scored again at the 21:02 mark but Samantha Carter got Becker on the board just 12 seconds later. Hodge and Carter then traded goals to make it 3-2, Lyndon.

Lyndon's Danielle Kuiper then scored with an assist from Start, but Becker answered with a Sydney Theriault goal at 16:15 to make the score 4-3, Hornets.  Four straight Hornet goals, two from Kuiper and one each from Hodge and Baya Stewart gave Lyndon a five goal cushion before back to back Becker goals from Samantha D'Auteuil and Theriault cut the margin back to three at the half.

Kuiper, Hodge, and Taylor Cavaliero scored the first three goals of the second half to extend the Lyndon lead to 11-5. Cassandra Nelson got one back for Becker, but Hodge answered just over two minutes later to make it 12-6, Lyndon with 16:39 remaining.

Neither team was able to find the back of the goal for over eight minutes, then goals from Theriault and Carter got Becker back within 12-8 with 6:58 to go.  Hodge and Stewart answered with a pair of tallies, then Nelson got one goal back for the Hawks to account for the final score.

Hodge finished with seven goals, nine draw controls, and two ground balls to pace Lyndon.  Kuiper finished with four goals and Stewart added two goals and three ground balls. Paige Daley went the distance in goal for Lyndon to get the win.  Daley made four saves. Nikolle Storey made 18 saves in goal for Becker and took the loss.

Lyndon outshot Becker 43-16 and had a 14-5 advantage in ground balls.  Becker also committed 30 turnovers, compared to eight for Lyndon.

The Mariners: After seven games the Mariners are averaging 8.71 goals and 19.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 10.29 goals per game. The squad averages 9.29 draw controls per game and 50 percent on free position opportunities.

Shelby O'Neal leads the Mariners with 17 goals, including five free position shots, Madison Savary leads the team with eight assists, and Morgan Libby leads the team with 25 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers. Sydney Adams leads the team with 20 draw controls.

The Hornets: After seven games the Hornets average 9.14 goals and 26.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 14.57 goals per game. The squad averages 11 draw controls per game and 45 percent on free position opportunities. 

Mikayla Hodge leads the Hornets with 27 goals and 43 draw controls and both Hodge and Michaela Columbia leads the team with 24 ground balls, while Columbia leads the team with 10 caused turnovers.