Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-7, 2-3 NAC) vs. Husson University (4-6, 3-2 NAC), 6:00 p.m., Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.
Series History: The Mariners and Eagles are deadlocked at 8-8 all-time in 16 previous meetings. The Mariners are 5-3 when hosting, but the Eagles have taken the last three matchups.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to Husson University 19-10 on April 4, 2018 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Boucher Field.
The Eagles struck first when Jaden Wells found the back of the net early in the first quarter, but Sawyer Watson (Topsham, Maine) added his first goal of the game to tie things up at 1-1. The Eagles scored back-to-back goals to take a 3-1 lead at 8:59, but Alex Grant-Roy cut the deficit to one goal on an unassisted strike at 6:55. Husson went on a two-goal run to build a 5-2 lead, but a goal from Watson cut the advantage to 5-3 entering the second quarter.
Grant-Roy, Orion Sargent, and Bailey Stockford (Mt. Vernon, Maine) added goals for the Mariners in the second quarter, but the Eagles matched that with three goals of their own to carry an 8-6 lead into halftime.
Sargent scored in the opening minute of the third quarter to close the gap to one but the Eagles added four-answered goals to take a 12-7 lead into the final quarter and outscored the Mariners 7-3 in the fourth, to claim the 19-10 victory
Sargent led the Mariners with a hat-trick and two assists, while also scooping up six ground balls. Grant-Roy and Watson each contributed a hat-trick to go along with an assist, Grant-Roy also chipped in with a ground ball and a caused turnover and Watson scooped up two ground balls. Stockford added the other goal for the Mariners while also scooping up three ground balls and Zeke Tocci (Naples, Maine) contributed two assists, while also grabbing a ground ball.
Jacob Bootby led the Eagles with seven goals, two assists and a ground ball, Brooks Gay contributed four goals and two assists and Brandon Bosse added two goals, three assists, four ground balls and one caused turnover. Zach Gosselin led the Eagles with three caused turnovers and Owen Richmond scooped up seven ground balls while going 12-of-25 on the faceoff.
Isaiah Weston collected 13 saves in nearly 58 minutes of action in net for the Mariners, while Husson's Matt Martin recorded nine saves in the victory.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy men's lacrosse fell to NVU-Lyndon 13-7, on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Ritchie Field.
Jayden Wilson put the Mariners on the board early in the first quarter, but the Hornets responded with four-unanswered goals to take a 4-1 lead into the second quarter. Wilson tallied two goals to start the second quarter, but Lyndon answered with back-to-back goals to make it 6-3. Wilson grabbed his fourth goal of the game with 2:23 remaining in the half, and Sawyer Watson added a goal with three seconds to go to cut the Hornets' lead to 6-5, entering halftime.
Lyndon held the Mariners to just two goals in the second half, while adding on seven goals to claim the 13-7 win.
Wilson led the Mariners with six goals, two ground balls and a caused turnover, Watson contributed one goal and one assist and William Evon (Barrington, Ill.) added an assist while leading the team with eight ground balls. Oscar Kwok (York, Maine) led the Mariners with three caused turnovers and Matthew Emery (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) tallied eight saves in the loss for Maine Maritime
Shea Jones and Spencer Aubin led the Hornets with four goals and two assists each, Callen Singer and Taner Onor each added two goals and Luc Parrett led the team with three caused turnovers. Aaron Florence tallied nine saves to earn the win for Lyndon.
The Mariners edged the Hornets in ground balls, 32-31 and faceoffs won, 15-8.
Husson University's Last Game: Husson University soared past Thomas College 29-3, in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) men's lacrosse contest on Saturday afternoon at Boucher Field.
The Eagles scored four times in the opening quarter before tallying seven goals in the second frame to head into the intermission with an 11-0 advantage. Husson received four tallies from sophomore Jaden Wells, three from junior Matt Verrill and one each from freshman Braden Olsen, and seniors Zach Glazier, Blane Miller and Chad Merrill.
The Eagles continued their scoring after the break, as senior Adam Littlefield and Wells hit pay-dirt four times each over the closing 30 minutes to propel the 2019 senior class to a 29-3 triumph on senior day.
Matt Martin made seven saves over 31:20 minutes, while fellow Nick Zavorotny played the final 28:40 for the Eagles.
Thomas' Damon Westhaver made ten saves in the first half of the game and William Oliver added eight stops in the final 30 minutes of the game.
Husson held the lead in shots (47-10), face-off wins (22-13), turnovers (26-42), and ground balls (74-28). The Eagles set two new program single-game records with 52 points and 23 assists in the victory, while tying the single-game record for most goals scored.
Wells tallied eight goals and two assists with eight ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers, Littlefield scored five goals with two assists, nine ground balls and two caused turnovers and Glazier recorded four goals, dished out four assists, scooped up eight ground balls and caused one turnover.
Verrill added four goals and one assist with a ground ball and a caused turnover, Gunner McAllister dished out five helpers and netted one goal on ten shots.
Miller and Merrill each had one goal and two assists, while Merrill added a game-high 16 ground balls. Blake Campbell and freshman Braden Olsen recorded two goals apiece, Brad Brink caused three turnovers and scooped up six ground balls.
Daniel MacWhinnie potted one goal with an assist and a ground ball, Dominic Blaisdell and junior Johnathan Wilcox each tallied a goal, while sophomore Samuel Haver added an assist.
The Mariners: After nine games the Mariners average 8.22 goals and 31.78 shots per game, while averaging 24.4 percent on man-up opportunities, 46.7 percent on the faceoff and 71.7 percent on clear attempts.
Zeke Tocci leads the team with 24 goals and 11 assists and William Evon leads the Mariners with 55 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers. Alex Snowman (Sarasota, Fla.) leads the Mariners on the faceoff, going 95-of-192.
In net, Matthew Emery leads the Mariners with 94 saves and a 48.5 save percentage.
The Eagles: After 10 games the Eagles average 13.10 goals and 40.60 shots per game, while averaging 38.6 percent on man-up opportunities, 46.3 percent on the faceoff and 73.7 percent on clears.
Adam Littlefield leads the Eagles with 29 goals, including five man-up goals, Blane Miller leads the team with 20 assists and Chad Merrill leads the team with 71 ground balls. Both Gus Eisenmann and Zach Glazier lead the Eagles with 11 caused turnovers, and Owen Richmond leads the Eagles on the faceoff, going 96-of-191. In net, Matt Martin has 114 saves for a 51.8 save percentage.