Game Notes: Women's Lacrosse Heads to Buzzards Bay to take on Mass. Maritime and SUNY Maritime

Game Notes: Women's Lacrosse Heads to Buzzards Bay to take on Mass. Maritime and SUNY Maritime

Maine Maritime Academy: Roster | Schedule

Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (0-0) at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (0-1), 7:00 p.m., Clean Harbors Stadium, Buzzards Bay, Mass.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy: Roster | Schedule

Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. SUNY Maritime College (0-1), 3:30 p.m., Clean Harbors Stadium, Buzzards Bay, Mass.

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SUNY Maritime College: Roster | Schedule

Maine Maritime in Season Openers: The Mariners are 1-3 all-time in season openers, with their last season opening victory coming in 2017 against SUNY Maritime.

Series Histories: The Buccaneers hold a 2-0 all-time advantage over the Mariners.

The Privateers are 2-1 all-time against the Mariners

Last Meetings: Last season's Maritime Classic was canceled due to weather.

The Mariners and Buccaneers last faced each other in 2016, when the Buccaneers won 12-3 at Clean Harbors Stadium.

The Mariners last faced the Privateers in 2017, when they picked up a 13-2 victory on Ritchie Field.

Massachusetts Maritime's Last Game: The Buccaneers fell to UMass-Dartmouth in their season opener, 12-4, last Friday inside of Clean Harbors Stadium.

The Buccaneers were led by sophomore attacker Casey Sullivan who scored three goals on three shots on goal. Senior captain, Erica Overstreet scored the only other goal for the Bucs and added an assist on one Sullivan goal. As a whole, the team took 28 total shots, 14 on target. Freshman attacker, Alyssa Blumenthal collected a game and team high eight ground balls for Maritime. Attacker Anna Deely led the team and was tied for game high with two caused turnovers and won a game high nine draw controls. Freshman goalie, Laura Kleber made 10 saves on 22 shot in her collegiate debut.

The Corsairs received four goals, the game high, from attacker Sam Muir. Muir took an astounding 13 total shots, nine of which were on target and also collected eight ground balls, tied for the game high. Dartmouth freshman attacker Hannah Niemi and senior attacker Brooke Scahill each added three goals of their own. Scahill also assisted on three other goals while also winning seven draw controls. Head Coach, Olivia Coakley played two goalies, splitting the time between senior captain Kaitlyn Burchill and junior Bridget Harrington who each played a half. Burchill made six saves on eight shots, Harrington only saw five shots and saved three.

The Bucs opened the scoring four minutes in to the game on Sullivan's first goal of the afternoon. Casey added another with 17 minutes left in the half which game the Bucs a 2-1 lead halfway through the first half. The goal that was scored by Dartmouth came between Sullivan's two scores when Scahill scored her first of the season. Muir scored her first 30 seconds after Sullivan's second to tie the game back up at two apiece. The Buccaneers did not find the back of the net the remainder of the first half but, the Corsairs net three more, courtesy of Scahill, Muir and Brooke Martel. At the break, the Bucs trailed 5-2.

In the second half, the Buccaneers once against controlled the game for the first five minutes. Sullivan scored her third, Overstreet scored her first and the Bucs were back within one with a lot of time left on the clock. But, the Dartmouth defense stood strong and kept their hosts from scoring again but netted seven second half goals of their own, including Niemi's three scores. When all was said and done, the Corsairs sailed back to Dartmouth with a 12-4 season opening win.

SUNY Maritime's Last Game: SUNY Maritime opened up their season with a 17-9 loss to Manhattanville last Wednesday, on the road.

Krista Deleva led the Privateers with five goals, an assist, and four draw controls. Sara Wright led the team with six ground balls. In net, Esmeralda Hernandez stopped 18 shots.

NAC Preseason Poll: Maine Maritime Academy was selected to finish third, out of six teams, in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Preseason Coaches' Poll.

Maine Maritime Academy (6-6, 4-3 NAC) head coach Amy Blanchard returns for her second season. The Mariners expect to build on the most successful season in program history and return to the NAC Tournament for the third-straight season. The Mariners return four of their leading scorers from last season, including junior Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.), who led the team in draw controls and caused turnovers last year, while also scoring 31 goals. 

MASCAC Preseason Poll: The Buccaneers were picked to finish sixth, out of eight teams, in the MASCAC Preseason Poll.

Marc Palombo returns for his third season at the helm of the Bucs.

Last season, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy women's lacrosse team posted their highest win total in the programs seven year history finishing the 6-9. 

The team returns 13 players from 2018. Some notable returners for the Bucs are now senior captains, defender Meghan Petruzziello and defender Erica Overstreet. Last season Petruzziello scored eight goals on just 16 shots on goal while also tallying two assists. Overstreet, who was studying abroad in China last season, scored eight goals in six games in 2017. Casey Sullivan returns for her sophomore season leading the Bucs with 50 goals in 2018, fourth best in the MASCAC. Her 50 goals and seven assists earned her MASCAC Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-Conference in 2018. 

Skyline Conference Preseason Poll: The Privateers tied for seventh out of eight teams in the Skyline Conference Preseason Poll.

Alyssa Guido enters her first season as SUNY's Head Coach. 

Last season, the Privateers finished with a 3-9 overall record and 1-6 in Skyline play.

Maritime returns their top seven goal scorers from 2019. Krista Deleva led the Privateers with 50 goals and 21 assists for 71 points, while Catherine Pfundstein and Sara Wright followed with 38 and 27 goals, respectively.