Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (1-0, NAC 0-0) vs. Lyndon State College (0-1, NAC 0-0), 3:30 pm, Ritchie Field, Castine, Maine.
Series History: This is the first-ever matchup between the Hornets and Mariners. This is the inaugural NCAA season for the Lyndon women's lacrosse program.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse cruised to a 13-2 victory over SUNY Maritime, in non-conference action last Friday afternoon at Ritchie Field.
In the Mariners' first-ever season or home opener victory, the team broke numerous single-game records including most goals scored (13), most points (17), and most free position goals (3).
Tori Cooper (Saco, Maine) put the Mariners on the board at 26:56 on a feed from behind the net from Ashlee Knight (Anson, Maine). The Privateers scored less than a minute later when Miller Condrack connected on a free position shot to tie the game up at 1-1.
Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) scored her first collegiate goal at 22:28 and Leah Libby (Paris, Maine) grabbed her first goal of the season on a pass from Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine), to give the Mariners a 3-1 lead.
With 15 minutes to play in the first half SUNY's Ciara Murphy closed Maine Maritime's lead to one, but Cooper and O'Neil added free position goals to send the Mariners into halftime with a 5-2 lead.
Maine Maritime's defense was sharp, holding the Privateers scoreless in the second half, while Cooper picked up where she left off, grabbing an unassisted goal at 23:12. Briana Obshatkin (Dedham, Mass.) picked up her first goal of the season, just a few minutes later to give the Mariners a 7-2 lead.
Despite being a man-down, Cooper picked up another free position goal and later added an unassisted strike at 18:40 to give the Mariners a 9-2 lead. Knight picked up her first goal of the season at 17:38 and less than a minute later Obshatkin snuck a free position shot into net to extend the lead to 11-2. Barry tallied her second goal of the game, and then dished out an assist to Libby to round out the scoring.
Cooper tied the MMA single-game record with five goals and also picked up five ground balls, while Barry, Libby and Obshatkin recorded two goals each. In her collegiate lacrosse debut, O'Neil led the Mariners with six draw controls and four caused turnovers, while also tallying a goal. Knight added a goal and a assist and Barry led the team with a pair of helpers.
Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) earned the victory in net for the Mariners, stopping six shots, while also scooping up five ground balls, and tallying a caused turnover.
Jessica Yee and Murphy led the Privateers with three caused turnovers, and Murphy also led the team with five ground balls. Esmeralda Hernandez tallied four saves in the loss.
Maine Maritime dominated the draw, with 12 draw controls compared to SUNY's five and won the battle of ground balls 30-23.
Lyndon State College's Last Game: Lyndon fell to Norwich University last Friday, 21-4 in the program's first game.
Carmen Mears led the Hornets with three unassisted goals, four draw controls, and four ground balls. Mikayla Hodge added a goal of her own along with three draw controls and two ground balls.
Chapel Guarnieri racked up eight total points of offense for the Cadets, setting a personal-best mark in point production, with six goals and two assists. Meaghan McGrath also set a career-high with six tallies while Kathryn Albretsen scored four times.
Norwich sprinted out to a 7-0 lead as Albretsen registered a hat trick in the first 5:13 of action. Hodge snapped the scoring streak with the first-ever goal scored in Lyndon State history, but the Cadets countered with 10-straight goals to capture a 17-1 advantage by the end of the first half.
The goaltending tandem of Janice Bolton and Lawson Hayes allowed four goals on nine shots. Amanda Hadley made nine saves for Lyndon State against 30 shots.
The Mariners: After one game, the Mariners average 13 goals per game and 26 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score two goals per game. Maine Maritime averages 50 percent on free position opportunities.
Tori Cooper leads the Mariners with five goals, while Madison Barry leads the team with two assists. Both Cooper and Sierra James lead the Mariners with five ground balls, Shelby O'Neil leads the team with six draw controls and four caused turnovers. In net, James has a 75.0 save percentage.
The Hornets: After one game, the Hornets average four goals and 15 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 21 goals per game. So far the Hornets have been unsuccessful on free position opportunities going 0-for-2 in the season opener, and went 4-for-15 on clear attempts.
Carmen Mears leads the team with three goals, four ground balls, and four draw controls. In net, Amanda Hadley holds a 30.0 save percentage.