Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Thomas College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Thomas College

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Monday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-5, 2-4 NAC) at Thomas College (1-11, 0-6 NAC), 5:00 p.m., Smith Field, Waterville, Maine.

Series History: The Terriers hold a 2-1 record over the Mariners, including a 1-1 record when hosting the Mariners.

Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse defeated Thomas College 16-4 last season on April 19, 2017 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Ritchie Field.

Tori Cooper put the Mariners on the board first with her 27th goal of the season, on a pass from Ashlee Knight at 28:40. The Terriers responded just 25 seconds later with a goal from Samantha Greenlaw, but the Mariners scored five-unanswered goals to build a 6-1 lead with 11:29 remaining in the first half. Tiffany Weeks added the second goal for the Terriers at 7:05, cutting the deficit to 6-2, but Cooper added two free position goals to send the Mariners into halftime with an 8-2 lead.

The Terriers struck first in the second half, but the Mariners answered with four-consecutive goals and never looked back, cruising to the 16-4 win. 

Cooper led the Mariners with a Maine Maritime single-game record seven goals, and dished out an assist, while tallying three ground balls and two caused turnovers. Madison Barry (Stoneham, Mass.) added her third hat-trick of the season, while dishing out two assists, Briana Obshatkin added two goals, an assist, seven ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers, and Knight finished the evening with one goal and two assists, while scooping up three ground balls and causing one turnover. Leah Libby, Haley Eckert and Shelby O'Neil (Bar Harbor, Maine) added the other goals for the Mariners. O'Neil led the Mariners with six caused turnovers.

Greenlaw led the Terriers with two goals, Weeks added one goal and an assist, while leading the team with six draw controls, and both Weeks and Hailey Mullen caused three turnovers.

In net, Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) stopped six shots in the win, while Thomas' Sydni Collier stopped 11 shots in the loss, and scooped up a team-leading six ground balls. 

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's lacrosse fell to Colby-Sawyer College 17-4, on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Veitch Turf Field.

Madison Savary (Bath, Maine) put the Mariners on the board just 31 seconds into the game, but the Chargers responded with eight unanswered goals to take an 8-1 lead with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Savary added her second goal of the game to cut the Chargers' lead to 8-2, but Colby-Sawyer went on a four-goal run to close out the half and take a 12-2 advantage into halftime.

Shelby O'Neil and Morgan Libby (Brunswick, Maine) added goals for the Mariners in the second half, but the Chargers hung on for the 17-4 victory. 

Savary led the Mariners with two goals and a draw control, while Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) tallied a team-high five draw controls and three caused turnovers, while also scooping up three ground balls. Libby ended the afternoon with three ground balls, three draw controls, a caused turnover and a goal.

Sierra Schuster led the Chargers with six goals, one assist, a ground ball, and a caused turnover. Nicole Lavigne added a hat trick, one assist, 10 draw controls, three ground balls and a caused turnover and Brittany Ireland and Jess Tattersall chipped in with two goals each.

In net, Maine Maritime's Sierra James recorded eight saves, four ground balls and a caused turnover in the loss, while Colby-Sawyer's Kailyn Lapham stopped six shots in the victory.

The Chargers edged the Mariners in ground balls, 23-15 and draw controls 12-11. 

Thomas College's Last Game: The Thomas College women's lacrosse team fell short of Lyndon State College, 11-8, in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup on Saturday afternoon at Smith Field.

The Terriers jumped out to a 2-1 lead in the first ten minutes of play on goals from Carina Iacozzi and Alexis Felch. The Hornets offense ignited for five unanswered goals to take a 6-2 advantage behind three goals from Elizabeth Start and a pair of markers by Mikayla Hodge.  Before the half, the Terriers outscored Lyndon 4-1, including two from Kimberly Banks and one from Felch and Meredith Wheeler to cut the deficit to 7-6 at the break. 

In the second half, the Hornets extended their lead to 9-7 at the midway point on tallies from Hodge and Danielle Kuiper. Senior Madison Bentz made it 9-8 with 9:48 remaining in the contest. Lyndon held off a Thomas rally with a pair of goals to finish the scoring at 11-8.

Hodge finished with six goals, one assist, and six ground balls in the win while Start ended with three goals, two assists, and six ground balls.

Banks held a team-high three goals, eight caused turnovers, and eight ground balls in the effort. Felch recorded two goals on eight shots. 

Paige Daley made ten saves in goal for Lyndon while Sydni Collier stopped 15 shots for the Terriers. 

The Mariners: After ten games the Mariners are averaging 9.7 goals and 20.4 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 10.4 goals per game. The squad averages 9.7 draw controls per game and 52.5 percent on free position opportunities.

Shelby O'Neil leads the Mariners with 24 goals each, Madison Savary leads the team with 10 assists, and Morgan Libby leads the team with 38 ground balls and both Sydney Adams and Libby lead the team with 15 caused turnovers. Adams also leads the team with 31 draw controls. In net, Sierra James is 3-1 in the last four games, tallying 37 saves and only allowing 33 goals for a 52.0 save percentage.

The Terriers: After 12 games the Terriers are averaging 3.33 gals and 11.1 shots per game, while allowing opponents to score 16.33 goals per game. The team averages 6.08 draw controls per game and 23.1 percent on free position opportunities.

Kimberly Banks leads the Terriers with 12 goals, 30 draw controls, and 27 caused turnovers and Sydni Collier leads the team with 41 ground balls, while tallying 110 saves in net for a 35.9 save percentage.