Rally Falls Short As Privateers Lose to #17 Montclair State

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (April 28, 2010) Despite outscoring the No. 17 team in the nation, 7-3, in the second half, the No. 4-seed Maritime men's lacrosse team lost to top-seeded Montclair State, 13-9, in the first round of the 2010 Skyline Championships at the Red Hawks' Sprague Field. The loss ends the Privateers' season with a 5-10 overall record, while Montclair wins their 13th straight game and improves to 14-3.

Junior Alexander Korb (Islip, N.Y.) and senior Stephen Doherty (Yorktown, N.Y.) both led all players with seven points apiece. Korb scored a game-high five goals and had two assists, while Doherty recorded a hat trick and had a game-high four assists. Sophomore John Driscoll (Seaford, N.Y.) also scored for the Privateers and junior Seth Collins (Owego, N.Y.) registered an assist in the loss.

In net for Maritime, senior Colin Gallagher (Minneapolis, Minn.) got the start and made eight saves in the first half before being replaced by junior Keith Messina (West Sayville, N.Y.). Messina would play the next 29:18 and made seven saves during the Privateers' rally.

The Red Hawks got on the board first in the opening quarter, when they found the back of the net at 10:37. The Privateers responded when Korb scored at 6:57. Less than 40 seconds later, Montclair scored again to reclaim the lead, but Doherty answered right away to tie the score at 2-2 at 5:34. The Red Hawks went on a tear and scored the next eight goals to build its lead up to a commanding 10-2, which they took into halftime.

Maritime would not go quietly, however, as the squad scored the first five goals of the second half to pull within three, 10-7. Montclair State tallied back-to-back goals to start the fourth quarter to make the score 12-7. Korb and Doherty sandwiched a Red Hawk goal to end the scoring on the day.


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