Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Thomas College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Thomas College

Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-5, 0-2 NAC) at Thomas College (1-6, 1-3 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Bernatchez Field, Waterville, Maine.

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Series History: The Mariners hold a 17-0 all-time advantage over the Terriers, including a 7-0 record when playing at Thomas.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse defeated Thomas College 5-3 last season on April 23, 2018 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Smith Field.

Orion Sargent sparked a four-goal first quarter for the Mariners and added a goal in the second quarter to make it 5-0 at halftime.

The Terriers fought back, scoring three goals in the final 5:17 of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 5-3 but Maine Maritime's defense came up big to stop the Terriers' momentum and the Mariners came away with the 5-3 victory.

Sargent and Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine) led the Mariners with two goals each, while Alex Grant-Roy added a goal and two assists to go with two ground balls. Justin Kretzmer led the Mariners defensively with six caused turnovers and six ground balls, both William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) and Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine) added four caused turnovers.

Jacob Kendall led the Terriers with two goals, Colby Blondin added a goal and two ground balls and Duncan McDougal caused four turnovers and two ground balls.

In net, Isaiah Weston stopped 11 shots to earn the victory, while Connor Lamberton also stopped 11 shots in the loss for Thomas.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Dean College 19-4 in non-conference action at Grant Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Dean scored 10 goals in the first quarter and added three goals in the second quarter to take a 13-1 lead into halftime and picked up the 19-4 win.

Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) led the Mariners with two goals, both Jayden Wilson (Lewiston, Maine) and James Laser (Bath, Maine) tallied the other goals for Maine Maritime. Laser led the Mariners with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers.

In net, Matthew Emery (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) collected four saves in the first half, while Verne Rice (Stratham, N.H.) stopped three shots in the second half.

Anthony Trasacco and Louis Piccolo led the Bulldogs with five goals each, Brody Fredericks added three goals and Joshua Harrison added a pair of scores. Piccolo and Joe White led the team with three ground balls each.

Alex Govoni collected 15 saves in 45 minutes of action in net for Dean.

The Mariners won the battle of groundballs, 25-17 and won 13 faceoffs while the Bulldogs won 12. 

Thomas College's Last Game: The Thomas College men's lacrosse team fell to Regis College 10-3 in a non-conference match on Wednesday afternoon.

After the Pride went ahead 2-0 to start the contest, the Terriers got within one with a goal by Daniel MacWhinnie assisted by Johnathan Wilcox. Each team scored one in the second quarter, with MacWhinnie scoring his second on the man advantage midway through the quarter at Thomas trailed 4-2 at halftime.

Regis scored four unanswered in the fourth to go up 8-2. MacWhinnie completed the hat trick with three minutes remaining in the fourth, but the Pride moved on to the 10-3 victory.

Damon Westhaver took the loss for Thomas, making 10 saves.

The Mariners: After five games the Mariners average 5.60 goals and 28.80 shots per game, while averaging 23.1 percent on man-up opportunities, 43.3 percent on the faceoff and 67.9 percent on clear attempts.

Zeke Tocci leads the team with 12 goals, Jayden Wilson leads the team with six assists and William Evon leads the Mariners with 30  ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Alex Snowman (Sarasota, Fla.) leads the Mariners on the faceoff, going 49-of-96. 

In net, Matthew Emery leads the Mariners with 60 saves and a 45.5 save percentage.   

The Terriers: After seven games, the Terriers average 3.29 goals and 15.14 shots per game, while averaging 13.6 percent on man-up opportunities, 22.6 percent from the faceoff and 53.2 percent on clear attempts.

Johnathan Wilcox leads the Terriers with 11 goals, Samuel Haver leads the team with three assists, and Duncan McDougal leads the team with 19 ground balls. Jarrod Leonardi leads Thomas with 12 caused turnovers and in net, Damon Westhaver leads the team with 94 saves for a 44.1 save percentage.