Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-4, 2-3 NAC) at Colby-Sawyer College (7-5, 3-2 NAC), 1:00 p.m., Sally Shaw Veitch Track & Field, New London, N.H.
Series History: The Chargers hold a 3-0 all-time record over the Mariners, including a 1-0 record when hosting.
Last Meeting: The Mariners fell to Colby-Sawyer 10-8 last season on April 15, 2017 at Ritchie Field.
The Chargers scored three-unanswered goals to the open up the first half before the Mariners answered with back-to-back goals to close the gap to 3-2 at 12:34. Colby-Sawyer went on a two-goal run to close out the first half with a 5-2 lead.
Facing a three-goal deficit, senior Ashlee Knight shook off her defender and found the back of the net, to bring the Mariners within two (5-3), to start the second half.
The Chargers went on a three-goal run to take an 8-3 lead, but the Mariners continued to battle, exchanging goals twice with Colby-Sawyer to make it 10-5 with 8:39 remaining. Knight found Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) in front of the net at 7:41, for her second goal of the day, sparking a three-goal run in the closing minutes of play. Senior Briana Obshatkin caused a turnover and the Mariners took three last-minute shots at net, but the comeback fell short as the Chargers took the 10-8 victory.
Tori Cooper led the Mariners with a hat trick and an assist, while also scooping up three ground balls and tallying three draw controls. Barry ended the afternoon with two goals, one assist and a draw control. Knight, Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) and Haley Eckert added the other goals for the Mariners, while all dishing out assists. Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) and O'Neil led the Mariners defensively with two caused turnovers each and Christina Wilson (East Granby, Conn.) scooped up a game-high seven ground balls.
Nicole Lavinge led the Chargers with a hat trick and two assists, while also tallying a game-high six draw controls, scooping up two ground balls and causing a turnover. Sierra Schuster and Cali Chiodo added two goals each, while Schuster also led the team with four ground balls and four caused turnovers.
In net for the Mariners, Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) tallied 10 saves, while Colby-Sawyer's Meghan Castellano earned the victory in net for her first-half performance, tallying eight saves and Kailyn Lapham added seven saves in the second half.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse scored two last minute goals to defeat Nichols College 15-13 on Tuesday evening in non-conference action on Ritchie Field.
Sydney Adams put the Mariners on the board first at 27:43, but the Bison answered back with a goal of their own at 24:24. Adams added another goal to give the Mariners a momentary 2-1 lead, but once again the Bison evened things up and scored less than a minute later to take their first lead of the game with 20:32 to go.
Shelby O'Neil and Madison Savary (Bath, Maine) swapped goals for Maine Maritime back and forth twice to put the Mariners ahead 6-3 with 14:14 to go in the first half. Adams, Savary, and O'Neil each added another goal in the final 10 minutes of the half to send the Mariners into halftime with a 9-6 lead.
The Bison scored back-to-back goals to start the second half and cut the deficit to 9-8, but Adams added another goal to stretch the Mariners' lead to 10-8. Nichols added a free position goal from Mellissa LeFleur to close the gap to one, but Madison Barry and Morgan Libby (Brunswick, Maine) scored back-to-back goals for the Mariners to make it 12-9 with 14:08 to play. The Bison outscored the Mariners 4-1 entering the final five minutes of play but Savary picked up an unassisted goal with 45 seconds left to give the Mariners a one-goal lead and Barry added a goal with five seconds left to secure the 15-13 victory.
Savary led the Mariners with four goals, two draw controls, an assist and a ground ball, Adams added four goals, three ground balls, three draw controls, and a game-high three caused turnovers and O'Neil also chipped in with four goals, a ground ball and a draw control. Barry added two goals and a ground ball while Libby added the other goal for the Mariners to go along with a team-high four ground balls, three draw controls and a caused turnover.
Lindsay O'Connell led all players with five goals, nine draw controls, a ground ball and a caused turnover, LeFleur added four goals, eight draw controls, and four ground balls, and Rachel Birmingham and Miranda Smith each added a pair of goals.
In net, Sierra James was impressive, stopping 19 shots in the victory for the Mariners, while Emily Eagan stopped three shots in nearly 27 minutes of play and teammate Molly Steen tallied two saves in just over 33 minutes of play.
Nichols tallied 21 draw controls compared to the Mariners' nine, while both teams scooped up 19 ground balls. The Mariners went 5-for-6 on free position shots, while the Bison went 6-for-13.
Colby-Sawyer College's Last Game: The Colby-Sawyer women's lacrosse team was clipped by Worcester State, 10-7, in non-conference action on Thursday evening.
Senior Nicole Lavigne paced Colby-Sawyer with six goals, seven draw controls, five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Briana Couture added one goal. Mattie Iaria picked up five ground balls and added a pair of caused turnovers to her team leading total.
Worcester State was led by Kaylee Krajewski's four goals. Kelly Austin and Taylor Dube had two goals apiece. Coley Hayes picked up seven ground balls.
The home team jumped in front 32 seconds into the game off the stick of Ashley Perugini. Colby-Sawyer's Lavigne tied the game five minutes later on a free position shot. With 20 minutes to go, Worcester State's Vecchiarelli went on a 3-0 run to go ahead 4-1. Lavigne added in two more tallies for the visitors on free position shots, and Krajewski slipped another in for Worcester to bring the score to 5-3 at the half.
Couture started the scoring in the second half on a free position shot to pull Colby-Sawyer within one, but the Lancers got one right back from Krajewski. Worcester State then increased its lead to 7-4 thanks to a Dube goal. With less than 20 minutes to go in the second half, Lavigne scored back-to-back goals to get the Chargers back within one. However, Worcester State finished the contest with a 3-1 spurt in the final minutes to hang on for the 10-7 win.
Kailyn Lapham made 10 saves in goal for Colby-Sawyer. Chloe O'Brien had eight saves to earn the victory for the Lancers.
The Mariners: After nine games the Mariners are averaging 10.33 goals and 21.2 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 9.67 goals per game. The squad averages 9.56 draw controls per game and 55.9 percent on free position opportunities.
Sydney Adams and Shelby O'Neil lead the Mariners with 23 goals each, Madison Savary leads the team with 10 assists, and Morgan Libby leads the team with 35 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. Adams also leads the team with 26 draw controls. In net, Sierra James is 3-0 in the last three games, tallying 29 saves and only allowing 16 goals for a 64.4 save percentage.
The Chargers: After 12 games the Chargers are averaging 14.42 goals and 32.2 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 9.72 goals per game. The team averages 15.17 draw controls per game and 38.1 percent on free position opportunities.
Nicole Lavigne leads the Chargers with 60 goals, including 17 free position goals, 74 draw controls and 38 ground balls. Brittany Ireland and Sierra Schuster lead the team with 13 assists each. Mattie Iaria leads the team with 16 caused turnovers. In net, Kailyn Lapham has 119 saves, for a 50.4 save percentage.