Mariners Drop Conference Game to NEC

Mariners Drop Conference Game to NEC

HENNIKER, N.H. – Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to New England College, 21-3 on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Don Melander Field.

Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) put the Mariner son the board at 8:56 but the Pilgrims scored 17-unanswered goals to take a 17-1 lead into the third quarter. Maine Maritime's Dean Samuelson (Southbury, Conn.) added a goal in the third quarter while teammate Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) scored in the final minutes of the game, but the Pilgrims hung on for the 21-3 victory.

Whittemore, Samuelson and Grant-Roy led the Mariners' offense with goals, while Whittemore, Tyler County (Auburn, Maine) and Alec Grant (Hollis, N.Y.) scooped up two ground balls and Grant led the Mariners with two caused turnovers.

Matt Richard led the Pilgrims with seven goals, and 10 assists while also scooping up a ground ball and causing a turnover. Sean Largay recorded a hat trick, Connor Fries led NEC with 11 ground balls, and two caused turnovers.

In net, Daniel Lee (Satellite Beach, Fla.) recorded 16 saves in the loss for the Mariners, and Daniel Tibbrine earned in the win in net for NEC with four saves in 30 minutes of play.

The Mariners fall to 3-9 overall and 3-3 in the conference, while New England College improves to 11-5 on the season and 7-0 in the NAC. Maine Maritime returns to action on Tuesday, April 25 when they host Husson at 7:00 pm on Ritchie Field.