Mariners Fall in First-Ever NCAA Game

Mariners Fall in First-Ever NCAA Game

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 21-1 on Monday evening at Deering Memorial Stadium in Portland, Maine.

The game served as the first-ever NCAA women's lacrosse game in Maine Maritime Academy history, as well as the first home game for the Mariners who were the hosts of the matchup.

The Monks had a productive first half, notching 15 goals, led by three goals each from Elizabeth Elcock, Mary Leasure, and Elyse Caiazzo.

In the second half, the Mariner defense held the Monks to just six goals, and Rachael Redles (Coopersburg, Pa.) recorded the first goal in Maine Maritime women's lacrosse history with 13:15 remaining in the game.

Patricia Dunford (Walkersville, Md.) led the Mariners with three ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers, while Ally Fuehrer (Freeport, Maine) recorded two shots, two draw controls, a caused turnover and one ground ball. 

Caiazzo led the Monks with a team-best four goals, while scooping up six ground balls. Elcock ended the game with three goals and an assist, and Leasure finished with three goals and four assists. Kat Gadbois led the Monks with seven ground balls, and five caused turnovers.

Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine) recorded seven saves in net for the Mariners, while Michelle Cunha recorded a save in the victory for the Monks.

Maine Maritime will hit the road for the Inaugural Maritime Cup in Throggs Neck, N.Y. when they take on SUNY Maritime on Friday, March 13 and Massachusetts Maritime on Saturday, March 14.