Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. University of Southern Maine

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy vs. University of Southern Maine

Wednesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (1-5) vs. University of Southern Maine (3-6), 6:00 p.m., Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.

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Series History: The Huskies hold a 17-2 all-time advantage over the Mariners, including victories in 17-straight meetings.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to the University of Southern Maine 18-1, last season on March 3, 2018 in non-conference action at Ritchie Field.

Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) put the Mariners ahead at 12:44 in the first quarter, but the Huskies scored three-unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead into the second quarter and never looked back, cruising to the 18-1 victory.

Watson led the Mariners with a goal, while Alex Grant-Roy added an assist, and Michael Martel (Biddeford, Maine), William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) and Justin Kretzmer tallied two caused turnovers each. Evon also led the Mariners with eight ground balls.

Nate DelGiudice led the Huskies with five goals and two assists, Seth Wing added three goals and an assist and Derek Davidson, Paul Leonardo and Ethan Ouellette chipped in with two goals each. Noah Regalado led all players with six caused turnovers. 

Maine Maritime's Isaiah Weston tallied 21 saves in the setback, while Zach Bessette tallied four stops in the victory for the Huskies.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: 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.

The Terriers struck first on a man-up goal from Harry Herald, but Tocci and Sawyer Watson 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.

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.

University of Southern Maine's Last Game: Southern Maine men's lacrosse fell to Western Connecticut State, 21-11 in Little East Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

Bryce Randall and Tristan Dundas paced the Huskies with two goals and one assist each. 

Sophomore netminder Perry Cassidy earned the win for the Colonials, upping his record to 7-5, while sophomore goalie Griffin Hanson dropped to 3-5 for the Huskies. 

The Mariners: After six games the Mariners average 6.67 goals and 32.17 shots per game, while averaging 25.0 percent on man-up opportunities, 45.5 percent on the faceoff and 71.6 percent on clear attempts.

Zeke Tocci leads the team with 17 goals, Jayden Wilson leads the team with eight assists and William Evon leads the Mariners with 33 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers. Alex Snowman leads the Mariners on the faceoff, going 56-of-112.

In net, reigning NAC Defensive Player of the Week, Matthew Emery leads the Mariners with 78 saves and a 51.3 save percentage.   

The Huskies: After nine games the Huskies average 10.67 goals and 43.67 shots per game, while averaging 26.7 percent on man-up chances, 50.4 percent on the faceoff and 84.3 percent on clear attempts.

Tristan Dundas leads USM with 25 goals, including five man-up goals, Nick James leads the team with 16 assists, and Steve Gilbert leads the way with 46 ground balls. Sam Hornblower leads the Huskies with 15 caused turnovers and in net Griffin Hanson leads the team with 71 saves for a 46.7 save percentage.