Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Green Mountain College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Green Mountain College

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Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-6, 0-3 NAC) vs. Green Mountain College (1-6, 1-3 NAC), 11:30 a.m., Spartan Stadium, Castleton, Vermont.

Series History: The Mariners hold a 12-0 record over the Eagles, in a rivalry that dates back to 2006.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse picked up their first win of the 2017 season with a 27-1 victory over Green Mountain College on April 8, 2017.

Dean Samuelson led Maine Maritime with a career-high seven goals, while also scooping up four ground balls and dishing out two assists. Zachary Doucette tallied a career-high four goals, and four assists, while scooping up three ground balls, and Andrew Waltz 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 and John Nevins (Melbourne Beach, Fla.) each tallied goals, and both James Laser and Nikko Pappas scored their first collegiate goal. Justin Kretzmer (Glastonbury, Conn.) led all players with four caused turnovers.

George Doe 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 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.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Husson University 19-10, on April 4 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Boucher Field.

The Eagles struck first when Jaden Wells found the back of the net early in the first quarter, but Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) added his first goal of the game to tie things up at 1-1. The Eagles scored back-to-back goals to take a 3-1 lead at 8:59, but Alex Grant-Roy cut the deficit to one goal on an unassisted strike at 6:55. Husson went on a two-goal run to build a 5-2 lead, but a goal from Watson cut the advantage to 5-3 entering the second quarter.

Grant-Roy, Orion Sargent (Topsham, Maine), and Bailey Stockford (Mt. Vernon, Maine) added goals for the Mariners in the second quarter, but the Eagles matched that with three goals of their own to carry an 8-6 lead into halftime.

Sargent scored in the opening minute of the third quarter to close the gap to one but the Eagles added four-answered goals to take a 12-7 lead into the final quarter and outscored the Mariners 7-3 in the fourth, to claim the 19-10 victory.

Sargent led the Mariners with a hat-trick and two assists, while also scooping up six ground balls. Grant-Roy and Watson each contributed a hat-trick to go along with an assist, Grant-Roy also chipped in with a ground ball and a caused turnover and Watson scooped up two ground balls. Stockford added the other goal for the Mariners while also scooping up three ground balls and Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) contributed two assists, while also grabbing a ground ball. Mitchell Farley (Biddeford, Maine) went 18-of-32 on the faceoff, with seven ground balls. 

Jacob Bootby led the Eagles with seven goals, two assists and a ground ball, Brooks Gay contributed four goals and two assists and Brandon Bosse added two goals, three assists, four ground balls and one caused turnover. Zach Gosselin led the Eagles with three caused turnovers and Owen Richmond scooped up seven ground balls while going 12-of-25 on the faceoff. 

Isaiah Weston (Mt. Vernon, Maine) collected 13 saves in nearly 58 minutes of action in net for the Mariners, while Husson's Matt Martin recorded nine saves in the victory. 

Husson edged the Mariners in ground balls 44-35, but the Mariners went 18-of-32 on the faceoff. 

Green Mountain College's Last Game: Five Eagles scored multiple goals as the Green Mountain College men's lacrosse team earned its first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory by edging past Johnson State College 15-13 on Wednesday afternoon.

After five scoreless minutes to start the game, the Badgers opened the scoring at the ten minute mark on a goal by Travis Benson. Ethan Wehse made it 2-0 on a goal assisted by Kyle Picard. 

Green Mountain responded with three-unanswered goals to take the lead as Chris Surdam, Jay Levesque and Dominic Wright each scored their first of the game. 

Johnson's Picard netted his second to tie the game at 3-3 with a minute and a half left in the quarter, but Surdam scored his second of the game with just 14 seconds remaining to give Green Mountain a 4-3 lead after one quarter. 

A pair of Brandon Bellissimo goals and a single strike from Will Durant pushed the Eagles' lead to 7-3 midway through the second. Picard got one back with two minutes left in the half, but GMC's Deven Rogers answered less than a minute later to give Green Mountain a comfortable 8-4 lead going into the break.

The Eagles' lead turned out to not be as comfortable as they thought as the Badgers took the lead back in the third quarter, rallying off five-straight goals to take a 9-8 lead. The Eagles answered back with two minutes remaining to tie the game back up at 9-9 heading into the final stanza.

Within the first six minutes of the fourth, Johnson had added three more goals including two from Benson against one from GMC's Durant to take a 12-10 lead. Despite trailing late in the game, the Eagles played inspired lacrosse through the final minutes outscoring Johnson 5-1 including the game's last three goals to clinch the 15-13 victory.  Wright iced the game in the final minute of play with his second and third goals of the game.

Durant was the leading point-getter for the Eagles with four goals and an assist. Bellissimo and Wright each notched a hat trick with Bellissimo tying Rogers for the lead in groundballs with seven. Rogers tacked on three points with a pair of goals and an assist. Finnian Arnold-Swanstrom (Washburn, Wis.) led the defense with four caused turnovers.

Chelsea Wimble earned her first win of the season in goal for Green Mountain with a season-high 19 saves. 

The Mariners: After six games the Mariners are averaging 3.67 goals and 17.8 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 17.17 goals per game. The squad averages 39.5 percent on faceoffs and 65.9 percent on clear opportunities.

Orion Sargent leads the Mariners with seven goals, while William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) has a team-best 33 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers. Mitchell Farley has gone 58-of-143 from the faceoff. In net, Isaiah Weston has collected 77 saves, for a 45.0 save percentage.

The Eagles: After seven games, the Eagles are averaging 4.57 goals, 23.3 and shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 18.14 goals per game. The squad averages 13.3 on man-up opportunities, 40.8 percent from the faceoff and 53.0 percent on clears.

Will Durant leads the Eagles with nine goals and six assists, while Deven Rogers leads the team with 34 ground balls. Brandon Bellissimo, Cameron Cook, and Dominic Wright lead Green Mountain with nine caused turnovers each. Blake Hay has gone 72-of-174 from the faceoff. Chelsea Wimble has 63 saves in net, for a 43.2 save percentage.