Mariners Cruise to Victory Against Green Mountain

Mariners Cruise to Victory Against Green Mountain

MANCHESTER, Vt. – Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse picked up their first win of the season with a 27-1 victory over Green Mountain College on Saturday afternoon, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Burr and Burton Academy.

Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) led Maine Maritime with a career-high seven goals, while also scooping up four ground balls and dishing out two assists. Zachary Doucette (Portland, Maine) tallied a career-high four goals, and four assists, while scooping up three ground balls, and Andrew Waltz (Topsham, Maine) added a career-high four goals, five ground balls and two assists. Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) and Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) each added three goals, while Grant-Roy dished out four assists and scooped up a game-high 12 ground balls.

Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) and John Nevins (Melbourne Beach, Fla.) each tallied goals, and both James Laser (Baltimore, Md.) and Nikko Pappas (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) scored their first collegiate goal. Justin Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.) led all players with four caused turnovers.

George Doe (Kennebunkport, Maine) earned the victory in net for the Mariners, logging 30 shutout minutes in his first-career start. In the second half, Doe scored a career-high two goals and scooped up six ground balls on the afternoon. Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) stopped two shots in net, in the final two quarters.

Deven Rogers scored the lone-goal for the Eagles and Ethan Cooper scooped up a team-high five ground balls and caused two turnovers. Carl Diethelm earned the loss in net, making 10 saves for the Eagles in just over 40 minutes, while teammate Daniel McKinney stopped three shots in relief.

With the victory, the Mariners improve to a perfect 12-0 against the Eagles, and record the third-most goals in program history, the most since 1998, when they scored 28 against Husson. 

The Mariners improve to 1-7 on the season and 1-2 in NAC play, while the Eagles fall to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Maine Maritime returns to action tomorrow against Johnson State College at 12:30 pm, at the University of Vermont.