UCU Mariner Report: Week of September 16

UCU Mariner Report: Week of September 16

Men's Cross Country

The Mariners finished fourth out of 11 teams at the UNE Invitational last Saturday. Sophomore John Hassett (Castine, Maine) led the Mariners finishing in 11th place out of 133 runners on the 8k course, with a time of 26:47.7.

The Mariners return to action at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday, at 11:15 am.

Last season Maine Maritime Academy placed 30th out of 41 teams at the race. In 2018, the Mariners were led by Aylen Wolf (Surry, Maine) who finished 117th out of 295 runners. Wolf completed the 8K course in a time of 27:52.9.

Women's Cross Country

Maine Maritime Academy finished ninth out of 11 teams at the UNE Invitational last Saturday. Senior Abigail L'Abbé (Topsham, Maine) paced the Mariners, finishing in 46th place out of 133 runners on the 5K course, with a time of 23:11.7.

The Mariners return to action at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday at 12:00 pm. Last season the Mariners finished 43rd out of 45 teams at the event. Sierra James led Maine Maritime, finishing in 266th place with a time of 24:41.42 on the 5K course.

Golf

The Mariners did not compete last week and will return to action on Tuesday at the Thomas Invitational at the Waterville Country Club. Maine Maritime will also compete at the Husson Invitational on Saturday and the Farmington Invitational on Sunday.

Last season the Mariners did not compete at the Thomas Invitational, but finished seventh out of 10 teams, with a team score of 326, at the UMaine-Farmington Invitational at the Waterville County Club. Connor Mersch (Holderness, N.H.) led the Mariners with a 14th place finish out of 49 golfers, carding a 78.

Football

The Mariners fell to Plymouth State University 48-6 last Saturday. Quarterback Andrew Haining (Palmyra, Maine) amassed 132 yards on 11 completions and a touchdown, while Tyler Pelletier (Plymouth, Maine) pulled down two passes, for 56 yards and Dominic Casale (Freeport, Maine) recorded six catches for 53 yards and a touchdown. Terrell Thomas (Auburn, Maine) led the Mariners defensively with 14 tackles, including 12 solo stops and Joel Bennett (Chelsea, Maine) tallied eight total tackles, seven solo, and a broken up pass.

Maine Maritime returns to action on Saturday when they host Massachusetts Maritime for the 47th Annual Admiral's Cup as part of Homecoming 2019 at Ritchie Field at 12:00 pm.

Saturday's contest marks the 47th meeting in the modern era (post-1973) between Massachusetts Maritime and Maine Maritime, and the Buccaneers hold a 27-19 advantage over the Mariners in the all-time Admiral's Cup series. The two rivals first met as NCAA foes on October 27, 1973 (a 28-0 Maine Maritime triumph), and each team has registered seven game series win streaks over the last four-plus decades. Maine Maritime won seven straight in the series from 2004-10. The Buccaneers won seven straight in the series from 1982-88 and again from 1997-2003.

Last season the Bucs beat the Mariners 22-7, on September 13 in Buzzards Bay to claim the cup.

Men's Soccer

The Mariners went 1-1 this week, falling to Colby 2-1 in double overtime last Wednesday, but opened up North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play with a 2-0 shutout against Husson last Saturday. Liam Welch (Temple, Maine) and Ryan Holmes (Newmarket, N.H.) picked up goals for the Mariners in the shutout against Husson, while first-year goalie Trevor Gray (Gorham, Maine) tallied the complete game shutout in net.

Maine Maritime travels to SUNY Delhi on Saturday for a conference matchup at 1:00 pm. Saturday is the first-ever meeting between the Mariners and Broncos.

Women's Soccer

The Mariners picked up a 3-0 shutout over Husson University last Saturday in their NAC opener. Suzanne Wooldridge (Corona, Calif.), Kelsey Bern (Castle Rock, Wash.) and Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) tallied the goals for the Mariners, while goalie Emily Conway (Charleston, S.C.) secured the shutout in net. 

Maine Maritime travels to SUNY Delhi on Saturday for a conference matchup at 3:30 pm. Saturday is the first-ever meeting between the two teams.

Volleyball

The Mariners went 3-0 last week at the 10th Annual Maritime Classic, picking up wins over USMMA (3-1), SUNY Maritime (3-0) and Mass. Maritime (3-0) to claim the Maritime Classic title for the fourth-straight season. Rachel Melampy (Marshfield, Mass.) was named tournament MVP after an impressive weekend, while teammates Alexa Cacacie (Manahawkin, N.J.) and Avery O'Neal (Burbank, Calif.) landed on the All-Tournament Team.

This week the Mariners host Husson University for a non-conference matchup on Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Maine Maritime is 29-9 all-time against the Eagles, including 14-straight wins, and two 3-0 wins last season.