Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Lyndon State College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Lyndon State College

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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (1-6, 1-3 NAC) at Lyndon State College (3-7, 1-3 NAC), 11:00 a.m., Varsity Athletic Field, Lyndonville, Vermont.

Series History: The Mariners hold a 9-3 all-time advantage over the Hornets in a rivalry that dates back to 2008. The Hornets have edged the Mariners in the last three matchups. 

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Lyndon, 14-10 last season on March 18, 2017 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Ritchie Field.

The Hornets jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Spencer Aubin at 8:48, but Maine Maritime's Chase Whittemore tied things up with an unassisted goal just 40 seconds later. Lyndon tallied back-to-back goals to build a 3-1 lead with 6:11 to play in the first quarter. Whittemore connected with teammate Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) to close the deficit to 3-2, but Lyndon's Ian Pelkey added a pair of goals to give the Hornets a 5-2 lead after one quarter.

Konner Bick tallied a goal at 13:49 of the second quarter to give Lyndon a 6-2 lead. Whittemore scored back-to-back goals to cut the gap to 6-4, and Alex Grant-Roy (Biddeford, Maine) picked up his first goal of the game at 5:17 to make it a one-goal game. Whittemore and Grant-Roy each added a goal for the Mariners, and Anthony Altermatt and Pelkey added goals for the Hornets to send the game into halftime with Lyndon holding a narrow 8-7 lead.

Grant-Roy tallied his third goal of the game to open up the scoring in the second half and tie the game at 8-8. Lyndon scored three-unanswered goals, led by a pair of goals by Zachary Carey to take an 11-8 lead.

Grant-Roy accounted for all of the Mariners' scoring in the final quarter with two goals, but Carey added three goals for the Hornets, to give Lyndon the 14-10 victory.

Offensively, Grant-Roy led the Mariners with five goals and an assist, while Whittemore added four goals and an assist and Martel chipped in with a goal and two assists. Alec Grant led the Mariners defensively with 10 ground balls and five caused turnovers, while teammate Zachary Doucette scooped up six ground balls and Jake Hemmerlein tallied five ground balls.

Carey led the Hornets with five goals and two assists and Pelkey finished the afternoon with four goals and an assist. Defensively, Adam Peeler led Lyndon with 11 ground balls and Chris Lowry tallied a team-high five caused turnovers.

Daniel Lee and John Stolz split time in net for the Mariners, combining for nine saves. Shane Morin and Marcus Bessette split time in net for the Hornets, combining for eight saves. 

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse cruised to a 17-1 victory over Green Mountain College on Friday morning in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Spartan Stadium.

The Mariners took an 8-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, dominating in all statistical categories including winning the battle of ground balls 53-9, and winning 21 of 22 face offs.

Tom Anderson (Danvers, Mass.) led the Mariners with a hat-trick and six assists, while also scooping up three ground balls. Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) added a game and career-high five goals, two ground balls and a caused turnover and Orion Sargent (Topsham, Maine) added four goals, six ground balls, and a caused turnover.

Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) added a hat-trick, four ground balls, two caused turnovers and an assist. Mitchell Farley (Biddeford, Maine) recorded a goal and scooped up 14 ground balls, while going 21-of-22 on the face off and Zach Davidson (Manchester, Maine) added the other goal, while scooping up three ground balls and causing a turnover.

Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine) and Alex Grant-Roy led the Mariners with three caused turnovers each and Grant-Roy also dished out three assists.

In net Isaiah Weston (Mt. Vernon, Maine) earned the victory for the Mariners, making two saves in the first quarter, and teammate Matthew Emery (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) tallied three saves in three quarters of play.

Chris Surdam tallied the lone goal for the Eagles, while Finnian Arnold-Swanstrom led the team defensively with three caused turnovers. Chelsea Wimble stopped eight shots in net in the loss.

Lyndon State College's Last Game: Lyndon State College men's lacrosse fell to Castleton University, 12-1 on Thursday evening.

Kevin McCarthy led Castleton with three goals, while Tyler Crowningshield finished with two goals and two assists. Colin Clark also scored two goals and Kyle Lutinski dished out two assists of his own.

Clark put the Spartans on the board 3:45 into the contest, followed by Crowningshield's first goal of the night with 5:04 remaining in the first period. McCarthy scored his first two goals just 46 seconds apart to extend the Castleton lead to 4-0 after the first period.

Crowningshield set up Clark for his second goal of the game 2:27 into the second period, and then Adnane Adossama scored midway through the period. Crowningshield's second goal of the match gave the Spartans a 7-0 advantage at halftime.

McCarthy completed his hat trick 1:20 into the third period off an assist by Wyatt Pickrell, and then Adossama assisted on Shane Centerbar's goal just 79 seconds later. Taking advantage of an extra-man opportunity, Lutinski found Ryan Stone to make it 10-0 Castleton.

Midway through the third period, Sam Siegel scored off an assist by Crowningshield. With 1:48 left in the third period, Nick Aleksonis sent a shot into the back of the net.

The Hornets broke through 49 seconds into the fourth period on an extra-man opportunity, as Konner Bick found Shea Jones (Hull, MA) on the right side for his 21st goal of the season.

Castleton outshot Lyndon 44-20 and held a 28-16 advantage in ground balls. The Spartans also held a 12-3 advantage at the faceoff X.  Marcus Bessette made 12 saves in goal for the Hornets, while Castleton goalies Brandon Myron and Maxx Ingison combined for five saves.

The Mariners: After seven games the Mariners are averaging 5.57 goals and 20.9 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 14.86 goals per game. The squad averages 46.7 percent on face offs and 68.2 percent on clear opportunities. 

Orion Sargent and Sawyer Watson lead the Mariners with 11 goals each, while Zeke Tocci leads the team with seven assists and Mitchell Farley leads the team with 42 ground balls. William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) and Nathan Granholm lead the team with 11 caused turnovers each. In net, Isaiah Weston has collected 79 saves, for a 45.7 save percentage.

The Hornets: After 10 games the Hornets average 7.50 goals and 34.3 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 11 goals per game. The team averages 34.7 percent on the face off and 69.5 percent on clear attempts.

Shea Jones leads the Hornets with 21 goals and 14 caused turnovers, while Brandon Hunter leads the team with 43 ground balls. In net, Marcus Bessette has 164 saves for a 59.9 save percentage.