Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-6, 2-2 NAC) vs. NVU-Lyndon (2-8, 1-3 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.
Series History: The Mariners hold a 10-4 all-time record over the Hornets, including a 6-2 record over when hosting.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell 8-5 to Lyndon last season on April 28, 2018 in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Quarterfinal matchup at Ritchie Field.
The Hornets scored the only goal in the first quarter when Zachary Carey found the back of the net on a pass from teammate Shea Jones. Lyndon added two goals in the second quarter to take a 3-0 lead, but Alex Grant-Roy cut the deficit to 3-1 with two seconds to go in the half.
Lyndon's Spencer Aubin extended the lead to 4-1 on an unassisted goal at 1:28, but Tom Anderson (Danvers, Mass.) added a goal for the Mariners to make it 4-2 with just over 10 minutes to go in the third. The Hornets scored a goal with 65 seconds to go in the quarter, and Orion Sargent gave the Mariners another last second goal to close Lyndon's lead to 5-3 entering the fourth quarter.
Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) scored in the first minute of the fourth quarter to cut Lyndon's lead to one, 5-4, but the Hornets went on a three-goal run to build a 8-4 lead entering the final minutes of the game and despite a late-game goal from Grant-Roy, Lyndon held on for the victory.
Grant-Roy led the Mariners with two goals, two assists, six ground balls and a caused turnover, while Anderson, Sargent, and Watson, chipped in with the other goals. William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) led the Mariners with seven ground balls and four caused turnovers, and Nathan Granholm (Brunswick, Maine) scooped up six ground balls and a caused turnover.
Aubin, Carey, and James Ceglia led the Hornets with two goals each, while Shea Jones added a goal and three assists. Brandon Hunter led the Hornets with five ground balls and two caused turnovers.
Maine Maritime's Isaiah Weston earned the loss in net for the Mariners with five saves, while Marcus Bessette earned the victory making eight saves.
The Mariners won the battle of ground balls 30-22
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Colby College 20-3, on Tuesday night in non-conference action at Harold Alfond Stadium.
The Mules jumped out to a 8-0 lead, before Max Barton (Yarmouth, Maine) put the Mariners on the board in the second quarter. The Mules added three goals to take an 11-1 lead into halftime.
Jayden Wilson (Lewiston, Maine) and Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter, but the Mules added four goals in the third and held the Mariners scoreless in the final quarter to pick up the 20-3 victory.
Barton, Tocci and Wilson led the Mariners with goals, while both James Laser (Bath, Maine) and Nathan Granholm led the Mariners with three ground balls and Granholm and William Evon led the team with two caused turnovers.
Max Cushman led the Mules with four goals and three assists, teammate Beck French tallied a hat trick, and Jung Shin scooped up a game-high eight ground balls.
C.J. Layton earned the win in net for Colby, with four saves.
Colby dominated ground balls, 46-17 and went 22-of-25 on the faceoff.
NVU-Lyndon's Last Game: Northern Vermont University-Lyndon fell to Sage College, 17-13 on Monday evening in a non-conference action.
The first half was a back and forth affair, with neither team holding a lead greater than one goal until the Gators got back-to-back scores from Adam Parker and Eric Fairhurst to give Sage an 8-6 lead with 5:52 to go before intermission. At the 3:40 mark Brandon Hunter found Shea Jones to make the score 8-7 heading into the break.
After Robert Martin of Sage and the Hornets' Anthony Townsend traded goals, the Gators ran off three-consecutive tallies to take a 12-8 lead. The Hornets were never able to cut the deficit to anything less than three goals the rest of the way.
Fairhurst had a big game to lead the Gators. He finished with seven goals and three assists. Robert Martin and Matt Fisher added three goals each. Jones paced the Hornets with five goals. Taner Onor added four goals and two assists. Justin Servidori recorded a game high ten ground balls.
Hornet goalie Aaron Florence stopped 13 shots while his Sage counterpart, Brandon Maresca, made 12 stops. Sage held a 47-34 shot advantage and got the best of the X, winning 20 of 33 faceoffs.
The Mariners: After eight games the Mariners average 8.38 goals and 32.13 shots per game, while averaging 25.0 percent on man-up opportunities, 44.6 percent on the faceoff and 70.1 percent on clear attempts.
Zeke Tocci leads the team with 24 goals, Tocci and Jayden Wilson both lead the team with 10 assists and William Evon leads the Mariners with 47 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers. Alex Snowman (Sarasota, Fla.) leads the Mariners on the faceoff, going 80-of-169.
In net, Matthew Emery leads the Mariners with 86 saves and a 49.4 save percentage.
The Hornets: After 10 games, the Hornets average 9.70 goals and 39.60 shots per game, while averaging 13.7 percent on man-up chances, 43.5 percent on the faceoff and 70.8 percent on clear attempts.
Spencer Aubin leads the team with 26 goals and 15 assists, Justin Servidori leads the team with 48 ground balls, and Brandon Hunter leads the Hornets with 24 caused turnovers. In net Aaron Florence leads the team with 127 saves for a 57.2 save percentage.