Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Colby College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Colby College

Wednesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-6) at Colby College (1-7, 1-4 NESCAC), 7:00 p.m., Bill Alfond Field, Waterville, Maine.

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Series History: The Mules hold a 15-2 all-time record over the Mariners, including an 8-1 record when hosting.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Colby College last season 27-3, on April 5, 2016 at Ritchie Field.

The Mules jumped out to a 3-0 lead following goals from Alex Rutan, Kevin Seiler and William Erwin. Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) put the Mariners on the board with an unassisted scored at 4:44 cutting the deficit to just two goals, but Colby scored the next twelve goals to build a 15-1 lead into the third quarter. Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) scored twice in the third quarter, but the deficit proved to be too much for the Mariners and the Mules claimed the 27-3 victory.

Samuelson led the Maine Maritime Academy offense with two goals, on five shots, while causing a turnover and scooping up five ground balls. Whittemore recorded his second goal of the season, while scooping up a ground ball and Brendan Broderick dished out an assist and scooped up a ground ball. Justin Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.) tallied a team-high three caused turnovers, while Cody Schell led the Mariners with six ground balls and an impressive 23 saves in net.

Kevin Seiler led the Mules with four goals, while Harrison Alpaugh, Thomas Brewster, and William Erwin each recorded hat tricks. Kenny Jacobson led the Mules with three caused turnovers, and Max Eberhart scooped up a game-high 11 ground balls, going 18-of-21 from the faceoff. Dylan Rothenberg earned the victory in net for the Mules, tallying one save in 25 minutes of play, and C.J. Layton stopped two shots in nearly 30 minutes in net, and Justin Waligory went untested in net in the final six minutes of the game.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell 12-3, in a non-conference matchup with Norwich University last Wednesday afternoon.

The Cadets scored three goals in each quarter, while holding the Mariners to just three goals to claim the victory.

Dean Samuelson led the Mariners with a goal and an assist, Chase Whittemore added his ninth goal of the season, and Zachary Doucette (Portland, Maine) tallied his fourth goal of the season. Freshman Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine) led Maine Maritime with a career-high seven caused turnovers, George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine) scooped up a game-high seven ground balls, and both Nikko Pappas (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and Alec Grant (Hollis, N.H.) scooped up six ground balls and caused three turnovers.

Josh Jenkins led the Cadets with two goals and two assists and Aidan Moulton chipped in with two goals while eight-different players added one goal each. Joseph Santangelo led Norwich with five ground balls, and both Jimmy Warden and Kyle Maxim tallied two caused turnovers.

In the loss, Maine Maritime's Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) stopped 13 of the 25 shots he faced, while Norwich's Brandon Milburn earned the win in net stopping six of the eight shots he faced in just over 50 minutes in net.

Colby College's Last Game: The Colby College fell to Wesleyan University, 11-6 in NESCAC play Saturday at Citrin Field.

The Mules kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard for more than 21 minutes while taking a 2-0 lead after the first quarter. The Mules used patience on offense and had five saves from goalie C.J. Layton.

Austin Sayre scored on the man-up for Colby from Colton Michel with 6:02 left in the opening quarter. Sayre then made a nice centering pass to Tucker Dietrick for his score with 1:32 to go.

The Mules, despite some solid scoring chances, could not manage a goal in the second quarter to extend the lead.

Wesleyan scored four goals, three from Christian Barker, in the final 8:38 of the second quarter to take a 4-2 margin at the break.

Colby was able to stay in the game in the opening five minutes of the third quarter. The Cardinals received a goal from Colin Uyeki with 10:54 to play, but Michel answered just 38 seconds later to bring the lead back to two goals at 5-3.

Wesleyan scored five of the last six goals in the third quarter to take a 10-4 lead into the final 15 minutes. Harry Stanton had four unassisted goals, while Michel scored his second of the game to make it 8-4.

The Mules did cut the lead to 10-6 with 8:46 to play. Kevin Seiler tallied from Don Vivian with 11:31 remaining and Sayre got his second goal with 8:46 left. Barker scored from Stanton for the final goal with 2:44 remaining.

Layton finished with 11 saves and four ground balls. Sayre also contributed four ground balls and had one caused turnover. Michael McHale added two caused turnovers and two ground balls on defense for the Mules. Graham Lian added three ground balls and one caused turnover.

Ted Bergman played in goal for the Cardinals and stopped six shots.

The Mariners: After six games, the Mariners average 4.67 goals and 24.5 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 16.67 goals per game. The Mariners average 12.5 percent on man-up opportunities, 32.4 percent from the faceoff circle and 65.8 percent on clear opportunities.

Chase Whittemore leads the Mariners with nine goals, and Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) leads the team with six assists. Alec Grant leads the Mariners with 33 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. In net, Daniel Lee has 44 saves, for a 41.1 save percentage while teammate John Stolz (Scarborough, Maine) has 19 saves and a 33.9 save percentage.

The Mules: After eight games, the Mules average 7.88 goals per game and 28.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 10.13 goals per game. The Mules average 14.3 percent on man-up goals, 28.8 percent from the faceoff circle and 87.5 percent from on clear opportunities.

Austin Sayre leads the Mules with 18 goals, Tucker Dietrick leads the team with seven assists, and Sean Dougherty leads the team with nine caused turnovers. Sayre, Brad McCarthy, and C.J. Layton lead the team with 17 ground balls, and in net, Layton has 116 saves and 81 goals allowed for a 58.9 save percentage.