Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Saint Joseph's College of Maine

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Wednesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-1) at Saint Joseph's College of Maine (2-2), 5:00 pm, SJC Athletics Complex, Standish, Maine. 

Series History: The Mariners hold a 4-1 all-time record over the Monks. 

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Saint Joseph's College of Maine 15-4 last season on March 26, 2018 in non-conference action at Ritchie Field.

The Monks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first quarter, led by a pair of goals from Michael Finn, but the Mariners cut the deficit to three on a goal from Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine), the first of his career, early in the second quarter. Saint Joseph's responded just 13 seconds later, to retake the four-goal lead and added a man-up goal later in the quarter to take a 6-1 lead into halftime.

Saint Joseph's held the Mariners scoreless in the third quarter, while building an 11-1 advantage but Orion Sargent picked up his first goal of the game just 70 seconds into the fourth quarter to bring it to 11-2. The Monks responded with two man-up goals and took a 13-2 lead into the final 10 minutes of play. Sargent added his second goal of the game at 9:45 and Bailey Stockford (Mt. Vernon, Maine) chipped in with his first career goal with 1:59 to play, but the Monks held on for the 15-4 victory. 

Sargent led the Mariners with two goals, while both Stockford and Tocci added a goal and an assist and Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) and Alex Grant-Roy each picked up assists. Mitchell Farley scooped up 10 ground balls, going 12-of-23 on the face off and William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) led the Mariners with three caused turnovers.

Finn led the Monks with four goals and an assist, while Shane Puleo chipped in with a hat-trick and Matt Donnell added two goals and an assist. Shane Fores led Saint Joseph's with six ground balls, going 11-of-21 from the face off.

In net, Maine Maritime's Isaiah Weston stopped seven shots in the loss, while Matthew Emery (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) collected three saves. Connor Trainor stopped five shots in the victory for the Monks.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Massachusetts Maritime, 19-3 on Saturday in non-conference action at Clean Harbors Stadium.

The Buccaneers scored 10 goals in the first quarter, on their way to the 19-3 victory.

Zeke Tocci and Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine) added man-up goals for the Mariners, while Bailey Stockford chipped in with a man-down goal in the third quarter.

William Evon led the Mariners defensively with six ground balls and four caused turnovers. In net, Matthew Emery collected nine saves in the first half and Verne Rice (Stratham, N.H.) tallied 10 saves in the second half in his collegiate debut.

Ted Powers led the Buccaneers with five goals and three assists, Benjamin Avakian added four goals and an assist and Alexandre Lucas added three goals and an assist.

Andrew Cook led Mass. Maritime with three caused turnovers and teammate Michael Sherry registered a game-high 10 ground balls. Michael Dolan earned the victory in net for the Buccaneers, stopping both shots he faced.

The Buccaneers held a 19-5 advantage in face offs and a 53-29 advantage in ground balls.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine's Last Game: Saint Joseph's College rallied past Wentworth Institute of Technology, 12-10, in non-conference men's lacrosse action at Northeast Regional Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Wentworth put up the game's first goal at the 10:25 mark of the first quarter, but Saint Joseph's answered with four-consecutive strikes with a Tyler Brewster marker lifting the Royal Blue to a 4-1 lead heading into what turned out to be an action-packed second stanza featuring 11 goals.

The Leopards opened the second quarter with three tallies in a matter of two minutes with a man-up goal from Andrew DiPalma knotting the contest at 4-4 with 10:34 before the break. The Monks responded with three unanswered scores of their own, including a pair from sophomore Zack Hamilton to reclaim the three-goal (7-4) advantage with 3:15 left in the period.

The see-saw battle ensued, as Wentworth rattled off four-straight markers in the closing two minutes to claim an 8-7 edge before Hamilton notched his third goal of the quarter with nine seconds on the clock to send the game into intermission with an 8-8 score on the board.

The Panthers netted a pair of goals in the first five minutes of the third period to claim their first – and only – two-goal lead of the afternoon. The Monks proceeded to shut down the Wentworth offensive attack for the remainder of the game – a span of 24 minutes and 53 seconds – while hitting pay-dirt four times, including twice off the stick of freshman Devin Linscott, to claim the victory. 

Wentworth held the lead in shots (45-32), ground balls (47-46) and face-off wins (17-9) and cleared successfully on 22 of 27 attempts. Saint Joseph's was 14-28 on clearing attempts. 

SJC sophomore Logan Skinner made 14 saves, including eight during the nearly 25-minute scoreless span in the second half, with seven ground balls in the victory while Wentworth sophomore Randy Ryan turned away seven shots in the setback. 

Hamilton scored four goals on five shots. Linscott tallied two goals and an assist with three ground balls. Sophomore Shane Puleo contributed a goal, three assists, six ground balls, and a pair of caused turnovers. Senior Daniel Cunningham added a goal and an assist with three ground balls. Senior Michael Finn and freshman Troy Bottari chipped in with a goal and three ground balls apiece. Senior defender Cornelius Koch notched three ground balls and three caused turnovers. Junior Shane Fors was 8-24 on face-off attempts with a pair of ground balls.

Junior Kyle Doner scored three goals with three assists and three ground balls. Senior Jacob Eldred netted three goals with an assist. DiPalma and Ben Coakley added two goals apiece. Danny Bartosiewicz picked up a game-high eight ground balls. Sophomore Tom Rockwell was 8-12 on face-offs with three ground balls. Freshman Radu Stancescu went 9-14 on face-off bids with three ground balls. 

The Mariners: After one game the Mariners average 3.00 goals and 13 shots per game, while averaging 25 percent on man-up opportunities, 20.8 on the faceoff, and 56.3 percent on clear attempts. 

The Monks: After four games the Monks average 10.50 goals and 36.5 shots per game, while going 27.8 percent on man-up opportunities, 43.8 percent on faceoffs and 62.0 percent on clearing attempts.

Michael Finn leads the team with eight goals, while Shane Puleo leads the team with 11 assists. Shane Fors leads the team defensively with 18 ground balls, while going 37-82 from the faceoff and both Raymond Emery and Cornelius Koch lead the team with five caused turnovers.