Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-4, 0-1 NAC) vs. Castleton University (2-2, 0-0 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.
Series History: Castleton holds a 16-1 all-time record over the Mariners, including a 7-0 record when playing in Castine.
Last Meeting: Last season on April 16, 2016 the Spartans defeated the Mariners 22-6 in Vermont.
The Spartans held the Mariners to just three goals in the first three quarters to hand Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse their first North Atlantic Conference loss of the season.
Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) tallied three goals and an assist, while scooping up two ground balls. Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine), Jacob Rondeau (Richmond, R.I.) and Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) added the other goals for the Mariners, while George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine) dished out an assist.
Alec Grant (Hollis, N.H.) scooped up a team-high six ground balls and Michael Dedian led the Mariners with three caused turnovers. Cody Schell recorded 19 saves in net for the Mariners.
Tom Pardew led the Spartans with three goals. Connor Kelly, Sam Frackleton, Taylor Swarter, Zach Devoid and Wyatt Pickrell each grabbed two goals apiece. Joshua Cody led the Spartans with four caused turnovers and Joshua Gosselin led all players with seven ground balls.
Peter Latulippe earned the win net for the Spartans, tallying one save in 30 minutes of play.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Lyndon, 14-10 last Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Ritchie Field.
The Hornets jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Spencer Aubin at 8:48, but Maine Maritime's Chase Whittemore tied things up with an unassisted goal just 40 seconds later. Lyndon tallied back-to-back goals to build a 3-1 lead with 6:11 to play in the first quarter. Whittemore connected with teammate Michael Martel to close the deficit to 3-2, but Lyndon's Ian Pelkey added a pair of goals to give the Hornets a 5-2 lead after one quarter.
Konner Bick tallied a goal at 13:49 of the second quarter to give Lyndon a 6-2 lead. Whittemore scored back-to-back goals to cut the gap to 6-4, and Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) picked up his first goal of the game at 5:17 to make it a one-goal game. Whittemore and Grant-Roy each added a goal for the Mariners, and Anthony Altermatt and Pelkey added goals for the Hornets to send the game into halftime with Lyndon holding a narrow 8-7 lead.
Grant-Roy tallied his third goal of the game to open up the scoring in the second half and tie the game at 8-8. Lyndon scored three-unanswered goals, led by a pair of goals by Zachary Carey to take an 11-8 lead.
Grant-Roy accounted for all of the Mariners' scoring in the final quarter with two goals, but Carey added three goals for the Hornets, to give Lyndon the 14-10 victory.
Offensively, Grant-Roy led the Mariners with five goals and an assist, while Whittemore added four goals and an assist and Martel chipped in with a goal and two assists. Alec Grant (Hollis, N.H.) led the Mariners defensively with 10 ground balls and five caused turnovers, while teammate Zachary Doucette (Portland, Maine) scooped up six ground balls and Jake Hemmerlein tallied five ground balls.
Carey led the Hornets with five goals and two assists and Pelkey finished the afternoon with four goals and an assist. Defensively, Adam Peeler led Lyndon with 11 ground balls and Chris Lowry tallied a team-high five caused turnovers.
Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) and John Stolz (Scarborough, Maine) split time in net for the Mariners, combining for nine saves. Shane Morin and Marcus Bessette split time in net for the Hornets, combining for eight saves.
Castleton University's Last Game*: Castleton University fell to Plymouth State 10-6, on Tuesday afternoon in a non-conference contest at Spartan Stadium.
With the score tied 3-3 heading into the final period, Mac Tetreault scored eight seconds into the quarter to give Plymouth State a one-goal lead. Drew Lederer earned his first goal of the season three minutes into the fourth period to extend the Panther advantage to 5-3.
One minute later, Louis Alhage took a pass from Jason Sedell and found the back of the net, but Plymouth State reestablished a two-goal lead on Tetreault's second tally of the game with 9:29 remaining in regulation. Alhage completed his hat trick with an unassisted goal with 6:08 left on the clock, and then Sam Frackleton picked up his second goal of the season with 4:39 to go to tie the game at 6-6.
Plymouth State (1-2) would score the eventual game-winning goal with 2:18 remaining in the period as Tetreault set up Chris Waterbury for his first goal of the season. Pete Allen scored one minute later to give the Panthers a two-goal lead, and then Plymouth State took advantage of a man-up situation, as Adam Haversat and Colin Claflin each scored in the final minute of the game.
Neither team scored in the first period before Nicco Sorrentino broke through for the Panthers with consecutive goals in the second period. Sedell set up Alhage for Castleton's first goal of the game with 22 seconds remaining before halftime, and then Alhage found Nik Rancourt for a man-up tally early in the third period to tie the game at 2-2.
Isaac Devoid gave Castleton a 3-2 lead with 8:40 remaining in the third period on a goal off a Sedell assist, but Sorrentino completed his hat trick three minutes later to pull Plymouth State into the 3-3 tie. Plymouth State took 26 of its 38 shots in the second half as the offensive intensity ramped up further into the contest.
Alhage earned his second hat trick in as many games, plus picked up an assist for four total points, while Sedell tied a career high with three assists. Defensively, Peyton Faasse led the Spartans with four ground balls and four caused turnovers, and Brandon Myron made 11 saves during the contest.
Sorrentino finished with three goals and one assist, and Tetreault notched two goals and two assists for the Panthers. Nick Bath caused five turnovers, Haversat finished with six ground balls and four caused turnovers, and goalie Charlie Harrington collected 10 saves in the winning effort.
The Mariners: After four games, the Mariners average 5.25 goals and 27.3 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 17.25 goals per game. The Mariners average 13.0 percent on man-up opportunities, 36.3 percent from the faceoff circle and 66.7 percent on clear opportunities.
Alex Grant-Roy leads the Mariners with eight goals, four assists and 12 points. Alec Grant leads the Mariners with 21 ground balls and nine caused turnovers. In net, Daniel Lee has 31 saves, for a 37.8 save percentage while teammate John Stolz has 13 saves and a 41.9 save percentage.
The Spartans: After five games, the Spartans average eight goals and 29 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 12.6 goals pre game. Castleton averages 28 percent on man-up opportunities, 48.7 percent from the faceoff circle and 74.5 percent on clear attempts.
Louis Alhage leads the Spartans with eight goals and seven assists, Peyton Faasse leads the team with 21 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers and Joshua Gosselin leads the team on the faceoff, winning 54 of 102 faceoffs. In net, Brandon Myron has 64 saves, and 63 goals allowed for a 50.4 save percentage.
*The Spartans will take on the University of Southern Maine on Friday, March 24 at 2:00 pm before traveling to Castine to face the Mariners.