Tocci Leads Mariners to Victory over Thomas

Tocci Leads Mariners to Victory over Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine – Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) scored a career-high five goals and dished out two assists to lead Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse to a 12-2 victory over Thomas College in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field.

How it Happened: The Terriers struck first on a man-up goal from Harry Herald, but Tocci and Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) added goals just 12 seconds apart to give the Mariners a 2-1 lead. Jack Gallagher added a goal for Thomas at 3:09, but the Mariners shut out the Terriers for the remainder of the game, while adding 10 goals to cruise to the 12-2 victory.

Inside the Numbers: Tocci added three ground balls to go along with his career and game-high five goals and two assists while Watson finished the afternoon with three goals, an assist and four ground balls.

Jayden Wilson (Lewiston, Maine) added two goals, two assists, three ground balls and a caused turnover and both Alex Snowman (Sarasota, Fla.) and Max Barton (Yarmouth, Maine) tallied the other goals for the Mariners. Snowman also went 10-of-16 on the faceoff. 

Defensively, Oscar Kwok (York, Maine) and Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine) led the Mariners with three caused turnovers each and Kwok led the team with a game-high nine ground balls.

In net, Matthew Emery (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) tallied 18 saves for the victory for Maine Maritime. 

Gallagher led the Terriers with a goal and an assist, Jarrod Leonardi led the team with a game-high four caused turnovers and Johnathan Wilcox led the team with four ground balls. In net, Damon Westhaver tallied 16 saves in the loss.

The Mariners dominated ground balls 43-18 and faceoffs won, 10-6.

Up Next: The Mariners improve to 1-5 on the season and 1-2 in the NAC, while the Terriers drop to 1-6 overall and 1-3 in the conference. Maine Maritime returns home to host Southern Maine on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 pm in a non-conference matchup.