Game Notes: Men’s Lacrosse Travels to Vermont to Face Green Mountain & Johnson

Game Notes: Men’s Lacrosse Travels to Vermont to Face Green Mountain & Johnson

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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-7, 0-2 NAC) vs. Green Mountain College (0-4, 0-1 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester, Vermont.

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Sunday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Johnson State College (0-4, 0-1 NAC), 12:30 p.m., University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

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Series Histories: The Mariners hold an 11-0 record over the Eagles, in a rivalry that dates back to 3006. When playing at a neutral site, the Mariners are 1-0.

The Mariners hold a 15-2 all-time advantage over the Badgers in a rivalry that dates all the way back to 1998. The two teams have never faced each other at a neutral location.

Last Meetings:

The Mariners defeated Green Mountain 16-7 last season on March 26, 2016.

Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) found Brendan Broderick in front of the net to put the Mariners up 1-0, 20 seconds into the game. Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) and Michael Dedian added unassisted markers to give Maine Maritime a 3-0 lead. The Eagles jumped on the board on a man-up goal from Nick Parsons, but Broderick found Samuelson with 13 seconds to go in the first quarter to give the Mariners a 4-1 lead.

The Mariners outscored the Eagles 5-2 in the second quarter, led by two goals from each Broderick and Samuelson, to take a 9-3 lead into the intermission.

Maine Maritime held the Eagles scoreless in the third quarter, while building a 10-point lead (13-3), entering the final 15 minutes.

Green Mountain fought back scoring back-to-back goals to open up the fourth quarter, and outscored the Mariners 4-3, but the Mariners hung on for the conference victory.

Broderick led the Mariners with a career-high four goals, two ground balls, an assist and a caused turnover, while Samuelson tallied a hat trick, and dished out a game-high four assists, scooped up three ground balls and caused a turnover, Grant-Roy also recorded a hat trick and an assist, while scooping up five ground balls. Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) scored a pair of goals and scooped up three ground balls.

Tim Grant added a goal and a game-high 10 ground balls, going 11-for-12 from the faceoff, and causing a turnover. CJ Kruse was also impressive on the faceoff, going eight-of-nine. Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) and Zachary Doucette (Portland, Maine) each added their first-career goal for the Mariners, and Whittemore scooped up eight ground balls. Dedian tallied a goal, a ground ball and a caused turnover, and Justin Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.) led the Mariners with a pair of caused turnovers, scooping up three ground balls.

Cody Schell was strong in net for the Mariners, picking up his first collegiate lacrosse win, stopping seven shots, and scooping up three ground balls.

Will Durant, David Gerken and Brendan Scully led the Eagles with two goals each, while Parsons tallied the other score for the visitors, and two caused turnovers. Arun Falk stopped 16 shots in net while also scooping up four ground balls and causing a turnover.

The Mariners defeated Johnson last season, 18-5 on April 9, 2016.

Brendan Broderick put the Mariners on the board with the first goal of the game at 12:40. The Badgers responded at 6:02 when Mason Phillips connected with Isaiah Leraeu to tie things up at 1-1. Broderick added his second goal of the game to send the Mariners into the second quarter with a 2-1 lead.

Broderick picked up where he left off in the second quarter, opening up the scoring on a man-up goal, assisted by Dean Samuelson. Michael Martel grabbed an unassisted goal to give the Mariners a 4-1 lead with 8:43 remaining in the second quarter. Leraue added his second goal of the game to close the gap to two goals, but the Mariners outscored the Badgers 3-1 in the final five minutes of the half to take a 7-3 lead into the intermission.

The Mariners added 11 goals in the second half, outscoring the Badgers 11-2 to take the decisive victory.

Broderick led the Mariners with six goals and four assists, while scooping up three ground balls. Samuelson ended his outing with four goals and an assist while tallying 10 shots on goal, scooping up six ground balls and causing two turnovers.

Chase Whittemore net his first-career hat trick, on six shots on goal, adding four ground balls and a caused turnover, while both Alex Grant-Roy and Tim Grant net two goals apiece. Tim Grant led the Mariners with eight ground balls, going 7-of-16 on the faceoff. Alec Grant (Hollis, N.H.) led the Mariner defense with four caused turnovers, and Cody Schell scooped up seven ground balls and recorded one save in the victory in net for the Mariners.

Leraeu led the Badgers with a hat trick and Jefferson Lawler tallied a goal and a game-high 13 ground balls, going 16-of-27 on the faceoff, while Kane Avery recorded the other goal for the Badgers.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse suffered a 20-0 loss to Colby College on Wednesday night, in non-conference action.

Maine Maritime goalie John Stolz (Scarborough, Maine) tallied a team-high five ground balls and also stopped 15 shots in net. George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine) scooped up three ground balls and Dean Samuelson scooped up two ground balls.

Colton Michel led the Mules with three goals and three assists, while teammates Austin Sayre, Lane Kadish and Kevin Seiler tallied two goals each. Graham Lian led Colby's defense with three caused turnovers, while Brad McCarthy led all players with eight ground balls. C.J. Layton earned the win in net for the Mules recording seven saves, in just under 37 minutes of action.

Green Mountain College's Last Game: Green Mountain College fell 25-2 to SUNY Cobleskill on Monday afternoon.

After starting off the game with Colton Everett's first collegiate goal, the home team blitzed the Eagles net for 13 first half goals and never looked back outshooting their opponents by a 51-to-31 margin, winning the face-off battle by a 21-to-10 tally and picking up 66 ground balls as compared to only 32 by Green Mountain.

The Cobleskill attack was led by the tandem of attackmen Garrett Vigrass, who scored a career-high seven goals, and midfielder Sean Degnan, who scored five goals, passed out three assists and picked up a career-high 12 groundballs on the afternoon. The hosts also received three goals and two assists from attackman Jeremy Mowrey and two goals and passed out three assists from midfielder Edwin Martinez.

Patrick Carey scored his first collegiate goal in the game with Deven Rogers and Chris Surdam picking up assists in the loss. Rogers also led the Eagles with six groundballs.

Goalkeeper John Montaniz posted the victory in net for Cobleskill on the strength of nine saves and two ground balls while fellow goalie Cameron Loomis held the Eagles scoreless over the last 18:24 of the game by posting four saves. Green Mountain's Carl Diethelm notched ten saves while Daniel McKinney closed out the game in net for the visitors.

Johnson State College's Last Game: The Johnson State College men's lacrosse team fell to Emerson College 18-1 in a non-conference game on Tuesday night.

Emerson scored eight in the first quarter, including four from Cameron Radenberg.

The Lions opened the second with a goal by Jared Brush 29 seconds in. The Badgers answered back 16 second later on a goal by Travis Brown assisted by Rhys Keenhold. Emerson added two more in the quarter to take an 11-1 lead into the break.

Brush scored four of Emerson's five goals in the third to give the Lions a 16-1 lead. Johnson held Emerson to just two goals in the fourth to take the 18-1 victory.

Jordan Maue gave up a goal on nine shots to earn the win. Jay Palmisano stopped 14 and was tagged with the loss.

Emerson outshot the Badgers 43-18 overall (32-9 on goal) and earned a 36-22 edge in groundballs. The Badgers went 0-4 on the man advantage while not giving Emerson a man up opportunity.

*The Badgers will play Thomas College on Saturday before taking on the Mariners.

The Mariners: After seven games, the Mariners average four goals and 22.7 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 17.61 goals per game. The Mariners average 10.8 percent on man-up opportunities, 29.7 percent from the faceoff circle and 65.7 percent on clear opportunities.

Chase Whittemore leads the Mariners with nine goals, and Alex Grant-Roy leads the team with six assists. Alec Grant leads the Mariners with 33 ground balls and both Grant and Nikko Pappas lead the team with 15 caused turnovers. In net, Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) has 44 saves, for a 41.1 save percentage while teammate John Stolz has 37 saves and a 39.4 save percentage.

The Eagles: After four games, the Eagles average three goals and 30.8 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 21 goals per game. The Eagles average 35.2 percent from the faceoff circle and 69.1 percent on clear attempts.

David Gerken, Chris Surdam and Dominic Wright lead the team with three goals each, Wright and Deven Rogers lead the team with 18 ground balls, and Carl Diethelm leads the team in net with 42 saves, and a 36.8 save percentage.

The Badgers: After four games, the Badgers average 1.25 goals and 16.8 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 18.75 goals per game. The Badgers average 5.3 percent on man-up opportunities, 37.9 percent on the faceoff and 68.8 percent on clear attempts.

Rhys Keenhold leads the Badgers with 29 ground balls, Hayden Tomlinson leads the team with four caused turnovers and in net, Jay Palmisano leads the team with 58 saves and a 43.6 save percentage.